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New Model Aquatic Health Code Released| Aquatics International Magazine 

Posted by | September 5, 2018 | Aquatic Center

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New Model Aquatic Health Code Released MANAGEMENT/OPERATORS  July 18, 2018 100 New Model Aquatic Health Code Released

The new edition puts in place several changes regarding water quality, lifeguarding, chemical safety, indoor air quality and other aspects of commercial aquatics facilities.   By Rebecca Robledo

After two years of revision work, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the third edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code. In addition to fine-tuning of issues such as water quality, design and lifeguarding, the 2018 MAHC covers new territory, such as the design and operation of floatation tanks. The MAHC is a model code, meaning that it only takes effect in states and municipal jurisdictions that adopt it. So far, four states, one Canadian province and three government agencies have adopted the model code in part or full. Currently, 18 states and counties are in the process or considering adoption. Some lifeguard changes have been instituted. In areas that adopted the 2018 MAHC, aquatics venues that serve alcohol must have lifeguards on duty. Additionally, lifeguards must have personal protective equipment on their persons or rescue tubes. And the new code includes fine-tuning of glare assessment for lifeguard positioning.  READ MORE…

Source: https://www.aquaticsintl.com/facilities/management-operators/new-model-aquatic-health-code-released_o