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Tackling the Threat of Legionella

By John Chillingworth 2017-12-19 01:22:09

Legionella can plague marine vessels but an effective Water Safety Plan can help to mitigate the risk, says John Chillingworth, senior marine principal at Lucion Marine. Initial symptoms of Legionella usually include flu-like symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain and fever, with symptoms of pneumonia once bacteria begin to infect the lungs. There are different degrees of Legionella: the worst can cause death but there is a lesser known form called Pontiac, which can often be misdiagnosed as flu and...

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Clear Definitions Needed When Purchasing Asbestos-Free Products

By John Chillingworth 2017-11-26 16:41:11

Unfortunately it remains the case that asbestos can still be found in ships of all types despite being banned from vessels since July 2002. Indeed, such is its prevalence that even though the manufacturing yard may have declared the vessel to be asbestos free, it is of particular concern that asbestos continues to be found in a many newly built ships. To reduce the risks of workforce exposure to...

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