More stories about Safety

  • Risk Management - Signage

    Largely ignored for decades, water safety signage has, at best, conformed to 1940s guidelines for workplace safety.

  • ARC Debuts New Training Initiative

    The American Red Cross recently launched a new health and safety training initiative, featuring a two-year certification for first aid and CPR.

  • Open Water Swimming Group Frustrated with FINA

    USA Swimming’s Open Water Commission has released new safety recommendations.

  • Pending Law to Impact Public Pools

    Thousands of commercial pools and spas across Florida will be subject to new safety standards under a bill that awaits the governor’s signature.

  • Groundbreaking Conference Addresses Open Water Safety

    In a first for the open water swimming community, race directors, swimmers and other aquatics experts came together for the inaugural Open Water Swimming Safety Conference.

  • Aquatic Safety Initiatives Ready to Kick Off Summer Blitz

    With May coming quickly, you’re probably busy with last-minute preparations for the summer swim season.

  • Vested Interest

    There is no way to guarantee a child will be safe in an aquatic environment. However, there are ways to decrease the risks associated with visiting a pool.

  • Accessing ADA

    After more than 20 years on the books, the Americans with Disabilities Act now includes provisions that officially address aquatics facilities.

  • Nothing’s Perfect

    As with any kind of building regulation, those familiar with the pool/spa requirements now part of the ADA have already run into tough spots, wrestling with seeming contradictions they believe may actually compromise those with physical impairments.

  • USA Swimming Releases Open Water Swimming Recommendations

    USA Swimming has officially released new recommendations from the five-person commission appointed to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of open water swimmer Fran Crippen at a FINA race in the UAE last fall