Lifeguards handle pool chemicals regularly. As a result all lifeguards are required to take the OSHA Chemical Handling webinar. This training teaches guards how to work safely with the potentially hazardous chemicals they come in contact with at the pool.
Pool chemical related injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has caused thousands of emergency room visits in a given year. In most cases, these injuries could have been prevented.
Follow Guard for Life’s top six tips for properly handling pool chemicals for a chemical injury free summer:
And lastly and most importantly, if there is ever a spill you must respond immediately and contact your supervisor ASAP. For more of what to do if there is an accident watch this video.