More stories about Safety

  • What Would You Do: Drain-Cover Recall

    Just before Memorial Day weekend, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that approximately one million drain covers were being recalled.

  • Illuminating Safely

    When talking about safety-specific products, something that’s often taken for granted in the whole equation is lighting.

  • New Drain Ruling May be Imposed

    A new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission proposal calls for many commercial pools with unblockable drains to be altered.

  • SVRS

    Every day, in the midst of the bitter rivalry, politics and regulatory battles surrounding suction vacuum release systems, pool builders and service techs live quiet lives installing the devices.

  • Discover the Possibilities

    About half of all pools installed by Downes Swimming Pool Co. now come with automatic covers.

  • VGB Grant Requirements Too Stringent for States

    As expected, no states applied for federal grant money available through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Industry Groups Spur Education Legislation

    Pool industry groups are joining together in Texas to push for new safety legislation.

  • Media Slams Industry

    The battle over terms in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, as well as two highly publicized, particularly tragic drownings, has spurred a wave of negative press.

  • Baker Law Cited in Non-Entrapment Lawsuit

    The parents of a drowned toddler have brought VGB compliance into their lawsuit against a waterpark, despite the fact that the death was not a result of entrapment

  • The VGB Effect

    The requirement to bring pools and spas into compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act became effective more than a year ago.