More stories about Safety

  • Entrapment Diagram

    When the drain is blocked, water is no longer fed into the suction line, causing the low pressure point or “vacuum” at the pump impeller to lengthen until it reaches the drain and holds down whatever is causing the blockage.

  • On-site Solution

    Among the possible vacuum-breaking systems named in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act is a suction-limiting vent.

  • On the Hook

    Health, happiness, money, peace of mind — which would you be willing to give up for the rest of your life? Most of us would respond “none of the above

  • Breathing Easier

    In December 2006 Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio, opened as the ninth indoor waterpark resort for the brand.

  • Negative Press Hounds Industry

    Pop the champagne and start counting down, 2010 is almost over and it’s time to start looking ahead. 

  • Putting on the Polish 

    The many available first aid, CPR-AED, oxygen administration, emergency response and specialty venue lifeguard training courses are obvious examples of advanced training you can provide.

  • Shallow Trouble?

    With large aquatics centers and waterparks increasing in popularity

  • Changing of the Guards

    As a risk manager at Redwoods, I have had the opportunity to perform risk management assessments at hundreds of aquatics facilities around the nation.

  • Dangerous Mix

    When this incident happened, I had been handling chlorine and other pool chemicals for about 10 years.

  • Death Sentences

    What is a life worth? I’ve asked this question in various ways over the years, but it’s always been more of a rhetorical question than something that can be answered.