Category Archives: Training

Articles that discuss Pool and other training opportunities, updates, and news.

Reminder About Red Flags Rule

Do you collect funds from the public for any reason? This might include park space rental, any kind of service or training, utility bills, or medical billing. If so, then your district is a creditor and must comply with these regulations.

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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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Are You a Competent Person in OSHA’s Eyes?

Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes?

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Watch Your Six

What makes matters worse is that once a back has experienced trauma, it will never fully recover. No wonder so many view back pain as inevitable as death and taxes.

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Charting a Safer Future

No successful journey begins with someone blindly setting out without a plan, a goal, or proper gear. Even organizations, like special districts for example, need to have those things established before embarking on any kind of a quest.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Suspicious Packages

Everyone is familiar with news stories about celebrities or politicians receiving ticking parcels or mail laced with mysterious powders. But one of the reasons authorities take this so seriously is the danger that these objects represent.

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The Top Ten Reasons Why Your District Won’t Focus on Training This Year

There are so many obvious reasons why your district could be focused on training this winter. For example, since a lot of outdoor work is out of the question, it is a great way to stay productive during down time.

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Meet Lam Pham, the Pool’s Communications Coordinator

The CSD Pool is proud to announce the addition of Lam Pham to its team as your new Communications Coordinator.

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New Group Purchase Discount Program: Elite Sports University

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Elite Sports University (ESU), an online training platform that offers the latest curricula on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, and nutrition. ESU also offers specialty classes for coaches, long-term athlete development and personal trainer recertification. As part of this partnership, they are offering their training videos and platform to CSD Pool members at a discounted rate.

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Out of the Frying Pan…

Modern household appliances and furnishings present new dangers to firefighters, increasing their exposure to cardiovascular and chemical risk in the line of duty.

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