The ACE Group today announced the release of a second environmental advisory entitled, “Legionella: Minimizing the Risk during Construction.” The advisory discusses the potential risks of pollutants, specifically legionella pneumophila (“Legionella”), which contractors may encounter during renovation or construction projects that involve heating and cooling systems or any water-containing source. The advisory examines opportunities to help mitigate the risks of Legionella and describes how contractors can meet higher standards of care and take a proactive approach to risk management in order to help minimize the potentially harmful effects of pollutants during construction.
“Emerging environmental risks are challenging contractors and often impacting their projects,” said William P. Hazelton, Executive Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk. “ACE’s Environmental Risk Practice understands these risks and has developed this advisory to provide useful information that can help contractors be better prepared when undertaking a construction project.”
The ACE Environmental Advisory was co-authored by Diana Eichfeld, Assistant Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk, Gerry Rojewski, Vice President and North America Product Line Manager for the ACE Environmental Contractor Program and Frank Westfall, Vice President, ESIS Health, Safety and Environmental Services. The advisory represents the second in a series of papers designed to provide useful information on current industry topics faced by risk managers.
The advisory explains how contractors may face Legionella risk factors stemming from new, old or partially completed construction projects. “Contractors can help avoid pollutant challenges during construction or renovation projects by starting with a proactive risk management strategy,” said Mr. Westfall. “Failure to take the appropriate precautionary measures or create a thorough risk management strategy when dealing with risks like Legionella can jeopardize the health of workers, tenants and others at a construction site leading to potential litigation, decontamination and restoration costs.”In conjunction with a proactive risk management plan, the advisory references several expert resources that contractors can look to for guidance. According to Ms. Eichfeld, “the new proposed American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard can offer contractors specific guidance on how to prevent the spread of Legionella.”
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