NYCOSH Safety & Health Series: Risk, Prevention and Protection: New York’s Legionella Outbreak

Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

This summer, more than 100 people fell ill and 13 people died due to Legionnaire's Disease, which is caused by the naturally occurring Legionella bacteria. This fall, inspectors found Legionella bacteria in the cooling towers of seven schools in Long Island, which were promptly disinfected.

Join us to discuss the practice of worker safety, protection from the bacteria, and how New York City's ongoing prevention efforts can prioritize worker safety with the inspection and cleaning of cooling towers.


Dave Newman - Industrial Hygienist

Deborah Williams - Health and Safety Coordinator
Social Service Employees Union, Local 371

Courtney Drayer - MS, CIH, Health and Safety Officer
NYC Office of Occupational Safety and Health

Daniel Kass - Deputy Commissioner, Environmental Health
City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council (NYC CLC) and the
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH).

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