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Chemical Hazards at Aquatic Facilities

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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Aquatic facilities utilize various hazardous chemicals to maintain water safety. When used properly, the public tends not to pay attention; however, missteps in facility operations can lead to toxic…

Defense Verdict: Boy Drowned from Lack of Supervision - Supported by Expert Opinion

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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In this case, Aquatics Expert, Maria Bella, was retained by defense counsel to investigate a drowning incident that occurred at a gated apartment pool. Defense Verdict: Boy Drowned From Lack of…

Swimming Pool Fencing

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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In this article, aquatics expert, Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI, LGI, provides an introduction to the safety standards relevant to pool fences. Swimming Pool Fences The illustration below represents a…

Waterslide Injury - Expert Investigates Collision in Waterslide Run-Out

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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The plaintiff in this case broke his arm while attempting to exit the run-out at the end of a waterslide. Robson Forensic aquatic safety expert, Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI, LGI, was retained to…

Diving Board Injury - Expert Investigates Injury at Amusement Park

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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A patron at a local amusement park was injured when he dove from an elevated board into a swimming pool and struck the pool bottom with his face. He sustained an abrasion to his forehead and…

Indoor Swimming Pool Air Quality

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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In this article, Robson Forensic experts in Industrial Hygiene and Aquatics Safety discuss some of the issues relevant to air quality in indoor swimming areas. Indoor Air Quality in Natatoriums Cella…

Hotel Waterpark Safety Concerns

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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In this article, aquatics safety expert, Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI, LGI, discusses the rapid rate at which hotel waterparks are expanding and why safety may be a secondary concern as players rush to…

Ten Steps to Reducing Liability at your Aquatic Facility

By Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI
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Well run swimming pools are an attractive amenity that can dramatically increase revenue. Improperly run aquatic facilities will increase liability instead, and an overlooked hazard can lead to…