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Preventing Unintended Chemical Injection

Each year dozens of visitors to aquatic facilities are accidentally exposed to chlorine gas due to a failure of the electrical interlock between the water circulation pump and chemical feed equipment. This video from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) presents steps that aquatic staff can take to reduce the risk of unintended exposure to chlorine […]

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Protecting Kids Online

Whether users are going online with a computer, laptop, smartphone, gaming console, digital reader or other device the risk of a security compromise is very real. However, threats may come in different forms depending on the device being used and the sites the user is visiting while online. Protecting children, teens and their devices from […]

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How to Safeguard Children from Sexual Abuse in Your Facility

is the title of an Aquatics International article by Rebecca Robledo. The article states that earlier this year, the industry was shocked to learn the outcome of a lawsuit involving child sexual abuse: A jury awarded a boy $10million — $7 million of which must come from the venue, the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center of Pasadena, Calif. […]

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OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List

OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List

Fall Protection – General Requirements is the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. The top five violations remained unchanged for the fourth straight year, with Hazard Communication, Scaffolding, Respiratory Protection and Lockout/Tagout following Fall […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Like it or not, winter is coming and preparing to drive in adverse conditions is important. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help staff deal with an emergency. It is important to remember the “Three P’s of Safe Winter Driving”; Prepare for the trip, Protect yourself and Prevent crashes on the road. […]

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The Importance of Standard Operating Procedures

The Importance of Standard Operating Procedures

is the title of a September 2018 American Camping Association (ACA) article that starts with the story of Natalie, the camp baker, who was spontaneously thrust into finishing the meat entrée after Shayla announced that she had a family emergency and ran out the door, leaving the pork loin in the oven. Natalie was ServSafe […]

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