ACC's Pool Chemical Safety Video and CDC’s Free Posters Can Help Keep Pool Operators Safe

There is nothing better and more fun than spending a day at the pool during summertime. For pool operators, swimming season is not always relaxing. Proper pool chemistry requires constant monitoring of chlorine levels and pH. Every year, there are more than 4,000 visits to U.S. emergency rooms because of preventable accidents caused by the mishandling of pool chemicals.

To help pool operators stay safe, the American Chemistry Council and the Chlorine Institute created a video that includes health and safety messages from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Backyard pool owners and public pool operators can get tips on the safe use and storage of pool chemicals just by watching this short video

There are basic safety tips people can follow: wear protective gear, store chemicals in properly-ventilated areas; do not store liquids—which can leak—directly above dry chemicals; and be sure to prevent accidental mixing of chemicals with each other or with water. Never mix chlorine products with acid.

Video: Pool Chemical Safety

ACC and The Chlorine Institute developed a video that includes health and safety messages from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The video offers backyard pool owners and public pool operators tips on the safe use and storage of pool chemicals and encourages people to read product labels and follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully for use, handling and storage. » Watch the video here

Video: Preventing Unintended Chemical Injection

Each year dozens of visitors to aquatic facilities are accidentally exposed to chlorine gas due to a failure of the electrical interlock between the water circulation pump and chemical feed equipment. This video presents steps that aquatic staff can take to reduce the risk of unintended exposure to chlorine gas. » Watch the video here

CDC’s Free Safety Posters

You can also download free pool chemical safety posters in English and Spanish at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/resources/posters.html

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