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Archive for the ‘Drowning’ Category

City of Seattle Settles with Homeowners Over Decades Long Flooding and Sewage Problem
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

    The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $2.5 million to homeowners in an especially flood prone neighborhood of Seattle.  The Seattle Times reports residents filed a lawsuit claiming that an abandoned city project that began forty years ago to control storm water runoff in the city’s more affluent areas resulted in chronic flooding and […]

Protecting Children Against Drowning in Pools
Sunday, January 30th, 2011

We're still in the midst of a tough winter, but it's not too early to begin thinking about pool safety as warmer weather begins to draw near. This video about child pool safety says drowning is the second leading cause of death and injury of children in Canada. To keep children safe around pools, the video […]

Labor Day Safety: Could You Tell if Someone Was Drowning?
Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Many people spend the Labor Day weekend enjoying a final opportunity to engage in summer activities like swimming. Which raises the issue of pool and lake safety. If someone was drowning near you, would you recognize the signs? Contrary to the image manufactured by Hollywood of drowning victims thrashing about and screaming for help, people […]

Safety Tips to Avoid Injury From 6 Common Summer Hazards
Monday, June 8th, 2009

Provides tips on how to avoid injury from common summer hazards.

Federal law requires new drain covers for public pools
Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Government agencies have been wavering on how to enforce a new federal law that requires new drain covers on pool filtration systems which would prevent children from being suctioned to the filter leading to permanent welts shaped like the drain or disembowelment and death. Child safety advocates fear that kids lives are at risk while […]

Legislation Mandating Anti-Child Drowning Drain Covers for Pools Goes Into Effect Friday
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Discusses effective date of new law requiring pool operators to install anti-drowning drains to prevent children from being entrapped in pool drains.