Drowning is preventable – Tips for safety in and around water

By | May 15, 2012 | Health & Wellness

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In honor of National Water Safety Month during the month of May, we’ve partnered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign, Water Safety Magazine, Rebecca Wear Robinson, Jabari of the Water, and Josh the Otter (Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation) to help reduce child drowning, non-fatal submersions, near-drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.

Water safety videos

Take a few minutes (6:44 to be exact!) to view the following water safety videos. This series of eight videos teaches you the steps to put in place to prevent a drowning and outline the simple steps that help save lives at the pool or spa.

We’ve listed each section of the complete series separately or you can watch the entire series in one video (shown at the bottom of this article).

Introduction: Simple Steps Save Lives – Learn how the greatest water safety assurance in swimming pools and spas comes from adopting and practicing as many water safety steps as possible. (0:44)

Step 1: Supervision – Learn more about how constant supervision is an important step to ensure safety around pools and spas. (0:51)

Step 2: Fencing – Learn how to make sure pools and spas have secure fencing and gates to keep children safe. (1:04)

Step 3: Pool & spa covers – Learn how to keep pools or spas covered. (0:51)

Step 4: Alarms – Learn about several types of alarms—door, pool and gate—that sound when something goes wrong around the pool. Adding alarms to your safe pool practices may save a life. (0:57)

Step 5: Safety drain covers – Learn how pool and spa safety drain covers are an important safety step and are required by law. (0:49)

Step 6: Swimming lessons – Learn how drownings and close calls are eight times more likely to happen to kids who can’t swim. (0:51)

Step 7: Learning CPR – Learn how knowing CPR could save a life. (0:48)

Simple Steps Saves Lives – The complete series (6:44)

Video source: PoolSafely.gov

For more information about the Pool Safely campaign, visit PoolSafely.gov, follow the campaign on Twitter (@poolsafely) and visit Pool Safely’s YouTube channel.

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  1. […] Water safety awareness is something everyone should be concerned about all year long. It takes only inches of water for a small child to drown so taking extra safety steps at home and around pools, spas and all bodies of water can prevent drowning incidents. […]

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