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Crafting a Gun Policy Can Be Challenging

Laws and the popularity of carrying guns change over time. In recent months there have been significant changes in laws and practices in many states across the US. Banning guns from the workplace can be a method for meeting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general duty clause mandate for a safe work environment. […]

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It’s time to learn more about sports related concussions.

Many program leaders are aware of the occurrence of concussions in sports such as football, soccer and basketball. Recent media and incidents suggest that swimmers may have something to be aware of also. Red more form the Chicago Tribune and Swimming World. All swimmers should be aware of the risk of concussions while practicing the sport. […]

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Wireless Pool Alarm off the market.

Wireless Pool Alarm off the market.

RJE Technologies reports that the Aquatic Incident Alert System (AIA) is no longer available. Based on the popular Safety Turtle system AIA has been used in YMCA and other pools for several years as a means to initiate emergency procedures. Organizations are encouraged to utilize a “push-button” type system to activate their aquatic emergency action […]

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Three P’s of Safe Winter Driving

Winter driving can be hazardous; especially in northern regions that get a lot of snow and ice. Like it or not but winter is coming soon 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 […]

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Turn Clocks Back – Move Safety Forward

Many regions fall back with daylights savings time and November 6th is the time to turn clocks back. Besides the benefit of getting an “extra” hour of rest 11/6 is also a good time to look at moving forward with the following safety reminders: Replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors Check fire […]

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Effective Aquatic Safety Drills

Regular and unannounced drills are useful practices in maintaining a high level of aquatic readiness. These type of drills can help to reinforce victim recognition and scanning skills. Drills should be conducted to compliment monthly in-service training that includes an emphasis on victim recognition, scanning and the aquatic emergency action plan. Executing drills at different […]

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