Report: Plan for legionella, mold risk in health care renovations

11/6/2012 | Environmental Leader

Health care facilities can purchase pollution insurance to cover risks posed by legionella bacteria and mold during construction and renovation, ACE Group said in a paper. Proactive risk management is necessary to prevent the spread of mold spores and water droplets that contain legionella while contractors work on water, heating or cooling systems and walls, according to ACE Group. Facilities should be prepared for roof leaks and water releases, and should use infrared cameras to detect moisture within walls and above ceilings, ACE Group said.

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