Considerations for Single Lifeguard Staffing

Considerations for Single Lifeguard Staffing

Many aquatic facilities provide the supervision of pool and aquatic features through the use of single lifeguard staffing. However, current trends in the aquatic industry suggest that single-guard coverage is becoming a thing of the past. Several states have implemented a requirement for staffing pools and aquatic facilities with multiple lifeguards. Some nationally recognized lifeguard […]

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How to Sanitize Ball Pit Balls to Help Prevent the Spread of Infection

How to Sanitize Ball Pit Balls to Help Prevent the Spread of Infection

is the title of a April 26, 2019 Water Quality & Health Council article By Ralph Morris, MD, MPH. Morris states that researchers from North Georgia State University identified 31 bacterial species and one yeast species in their investigation of six ball pits in pediatric physical therapy clinics in the state of Georgia. The researchers […]

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S+H Mag

Clearing the Air on Marijuana

is the title of a March 24, 2019, Safety+Health Magazine article by Susan Vargas. Vargas discusses the shifting, conflicting laws that put employers and safety pros in a challenging position. Twenty-five years ago, marijuana was illegal throughout the United States. Today, the drug – made from dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant – […]

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Safety at Home Starts in the Workplace

Safety at Home Starts in the Workplace

is the title of a March 25th Safety & Health Magazine article by Don Martin. Martin explains that safety planning isn’t exclusive to the workplace. Safety must also be practiced at home. While on-the-job injury rates continue to decline, the number and rate of unintentional deaths at home are rising at alarming paces. These events […]

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Bounce House

Bounce House Regulations; Enforcement Lacking as Injuries Soar

Inflatable attractions may seem less menacing than roller coasters or carnival rides that send thrill-seekers spinning through the air, but they can be just as dangerous and are far less regulated. According to a October 30, 2017, Stateline Article by Jen Fifield, the estimated number of injuries on the attractions soared from 5,311 in 2003 to […]

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What if Lifeguards Wore Body Cameras?

What if Lifeguards Wore Body Cameras?

Is the title of a January 2018 Aquatics International (AI) article by Nate Traylor. Traylor states that in the not-so-distant future, lifeguards could have three eyes. Body cameras are becoming smaller, more affordable and waterproof — all of which begs the question: Could the technology one day wind up on the strap of a lifeguard’s bathing […]

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