|Posted by Ed Kalas on April 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM|
Swimming season is coming up! Is your swimming jurisdiction participating in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)? MAHC is a collaborative effort of public health, academia, and industry. Through providing a model code based on the latest science, the MAHC strives to keep swimming healthy and protect individuals, families, and communities from preventable waterborne diseases and injuries. The MAHC encourages stakeholder involvement so please make your swimming pool program aware of the following resources and opportunities to get involved:
The Ventilation Module is open for public comment through June 12, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/pools/mahc/structure-content/#table
The Operator Training Module has been reposted. Changes were made to this module in response to the first round of public comments. This module will be open again for public comment when the complete MAHC is posted. It is being made available now as a resource for those updating their pool codes in the near future.
Each newly posted MAHC module also has a short synopsis highlighting the most critical recommendations.
A new “MAHC In the News” feature has Webinars, magazines, and other MAHC news items published by external groups about the MAHC effort.
If you would like to sign up for information related to Healthy Swimming, please visit the Healthy Swimming Web site (www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming). Click the “Get email updates” box on the right hand side of the page (4th box down) to sign up for automatic email updates.