Learn and Implement a Worry-Free-Risk-Management Program!

Why prevent Legionnaires' Disease transmission?

Here is why:

  • Legionnaires' Disease is a severe type of pneumonia (lung infection) like Covid19;

  • Legionnaires' Disease is a fatal illness in more than 10 % of the cases;

  • Legionnaires' Disease cases are estimated between 52 000 and 70 000 per year in the USA only;

  • The annual cost of hospitalizations due to Legionnaires' Disease is estimated to exceed $716 million in the United States;

  • Legionnaires’ Disease significantly damages the branding of the company that owns an identified source of infection;

  • Building Owners face massive lawsuits forcing some to declare bankruptcy;

  • Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks occurred in Philadelphia, Quebec City, New York, Moncton, Orillia, and many other world cities. It can also occur in your town, your building;

You can avoid a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak.

To learn how to prevent Legionnaires' Disease, click the button below!

How to prevent Legionnaires' Disease?


1. You must know about Legionella and Cooling Tower Systems. It explains why Blue Heron emphasizes training. To avoid accidents in an industrial plant, workers need training. To prevent a Legionnaires Disease outbreak, you need the same.

2. ASHRAE Standard 188 « Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems » guides us to implement a program of prevention through steps like building a multidisciplinary team and designing a system schematic because it is the whole system operation that we must manage not only the cooling tower.

3. To manage the risk, you must :

• identify the risk;

• treat the risk, eliminate or reduce it.

4. You must write a program of activities to do to avoid an outbreak.

5. You must validate the program to prove that you did what you have programmed and that your program is efficient in controlling Legionella.

6. You must keep records and document all your activities to prove that you haven't been negligent in managing the risk

Of course, this is simplified to make it easy to understand, but it is true: to prevent legionnaires' Disease, you need a Risk Management Program. You cannot simply say: « I have water treatments and a good maintenance program.» If so, you may get into trouble like many before.

To help you avoid a painful experience, Blue Heron has prepared a Worry-Free-Risk-Management Program for you, presented during the webinar « Learn how to prevent Legionnaires' Disease in one single webinar. So, keep learning and register for the webinar by clicking on the button below!

Who we are?


Mario Bellavance, ing.

Founder & CEO
+1 (450) 880-0934
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Mario Bellavance is a mechanical engineer with a Master's in Engineering Management. He founded Blue Heron Cooling Tower Inc. on Feb. 16th, 2001. Mr. Bellavance designed and upgraded cooling towers. He did their maintenance. When the relative of a close friend died from Legionnaires' Disease in 2010, Prevention became his mission. Mr. Bellavance did many seminars on the subject, including one in Algiers in March 2014. He is also the Author of various books you can buy on Amazon.

Mr. Bellavance has been a worker on the railroad in his youth ness. He had many mentors like the late Robert Burger and the late Marcel Lefevre, without who he could not have elevated himself in the field of cooling towers. Consequently, Mr. Bellavance can now be your teacher, mentor, and coach. He is reliable, as shown by his partnership with Mr. Julien Croteau. In one of his books, you can read how he supported Mr. Croteau's quest for health and safety. Mr. Bellavance married the pianist, composer, and professional singer Eliyah Rose from Ivory Coast. You can trust him. Get registered for one of his webinars by clicking the button below.

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Mario Bellavance

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+1 (450) 880-0934
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