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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

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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Importance of Staff Screening

A September 12, 2018, Philadelphia Magazine article titled How Did This Guy Get to Be a Head Lifeguard at a Philly Public Pool, reminds us of the importance of thorough staff screening. The article states that police say that Michael Daniels sexually assaulted a girl while he was the supervising lifeguard at the John B. […]

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Workplace Training & Drills

Even the best workplace emergency plans mean nothing if people are not trained, and rehearsed through regular drills. Employees need to clearly understand what to do in many given situations. On-going documented training should be conducted at least annually and upon hire. Employees should practice these plans through regularly documented drills. Staff members need to […]

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