All Aboard: Embracing ERM in Your Nonprofit

All Aboard: Embracing ERM in Your Nonprofit

is the title of a Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) article by Melanie Lockwood Herman. Herman states, if you’ve been hearing references to Enterprise Risk Management or ERM frameworks you’re probably wondering whether this particular incarnation of risk management is relevant to your organization. You may also be wondering whether transforming a perfectly good risk […]

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Lightning Safety at Indoor Pools

Lightning Safety at Indoor Pools

Within in the aquatic community there continues to be debate over the need for closing indoor pools during proximate lightning activity. While it has long been established a best practice at outdoor facilities, there is no consensus on the need for pool evacuation at indoor aquatic facilities. Organizations must plan ahead for lightning storms and […]

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If Ruminating on Risk Inspires Worry, You’re Doing it Wrong

is the title of an April 2019 Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) article by Melanie Lockwood Herman. Herman states, during a recent risk workshop, one of our participants commented, “Thinking about all of the potential risks facing my organization makes me really worried!” Her remark reminded me of the distinction between what many leaders believe […]

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A Change in Focus: Improving Lifeguard Vigilance

is the title of a March 2019 American Camping Association (ACA) article by Diane Tyrrell, CCD, MA Ed. Tyrell states that most drownings are preventable. However, the cold-hard reality is that 19 percent of drowning deaths in the US involving children occur in swimming pools with certified lifeguards present — including in camps and camp-like programs (USA […]

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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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