Category Archives: Safety

Articles that deal directly with creating a safer environment at your district for your employees and guests alike.

What’s Lurking in the Swimming Pool?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are renewing their warnings this year about infections of Cryptosporidum in swimming pools. Last year, there were 32 reported outbreaks of Cryptosporidium linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds.

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An Open Letter to District Supervisors and Managers

As a supervisor in your district, you are looked upon as a leader and as such, you have a responsibility to guide your team, adapt to changes that come up, and plan for success. But part of that mission means ensuring that your district is both a safe workplace and a safe place for guests and visitors.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Our eyes are important parts of our lives. People rely heavily on visual information to complete even the most mundane tasks like making breakfast or navigating your way to work. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that there are roughly 2,000 eye injuries every day in the United States.

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A Dangerous Game of Hide and Seek

The Pool covers thousands of acres of parks across many special districts. These parks can become hot beds for liability and worker’s compensation claims if districts do not maintain adequate levels of safety.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Hazardous Materials Spills

The dangers of flammable and corrosive materials are obvious, but there are many other ways in which substances can be hazardous to human health. Many people are familiar with “HAZMAT” suits and what seeing them means.

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Taking the Right Steps

There are many different types of ladders on the market that vary in size, shape, and capability. It is important to educate yourself on what is available and take your intended purpose for the ladder into account.

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Pool Climbing Walls Make a Splash

Swimming pool climbing walls are one of the newest features at many public aquatics parks around the country. If you haven’t seen one up close, it’s similar to a rock climbing wall sitting on the edge of one of your neighborhood pools.

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Your Brains, Mechanical Brawn

For the past several years, numerous companies have been developing and manufacturing exoskeletons, which are wearable robotics designed to enhance human strength and endurance with hydraulics or motors.

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Shoring Up Your Dig Safety

The majority of trenching and excavation fatalities revolve around cave-ins. The soil you are excavating weighs a lot more than you may think. Depending on the soil, one cubic yard of earth can weigh up to a ton. This means that even a small accident can become a serious situation very quickly.

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The Check is in the Mail

We just added more than $700,000 to districts’ accounts for 2017. Be sure to check your mailboxes regularly! We have mailed your oversized novelty checks, and we hope it will incentivize your safety committee to think big about safety, but you can start using this money right away.

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