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OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to submit information electronically from OSHA forms 300 and 301 to OSHA each year. These establishments are still required to submit information electronically from OSHA Form 300A. The final rule helps avoid the risk […]

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The (Vivid) Red Car Syndrome

is the title of a January 24th, Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) article by Melanie Lockwood Herman that draws attention to our tendency to be superstitious about risk. She states that on more than a dozen occasions workshop attendees have asked her whether talking about a potential downside risk increases the likelihood that it will […]

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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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