MAHC Network Webinar: Interim Guidance for Safe Operation of Artificial Swimming Lagoons

Oct 21, 2022 | Anu Varma

Join the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on November 16, 1 PM – 2 PM ET, to learn more about artificial swimming lagoons, and how they can be operated to ensure safety and protect against public health threats. This webinar will describe how artificial swimming lagoons work, and the interim guidance that was developed in collaboration with the CMAHC Ad Hoc Committee, the CDC, and partners. State, local, tribal, and territorial public health agencies will learn how they can approach issues related to these unique and emerging venues.

Click here to register.

For any questions about the webinar, email [email protected].

Speakers

Dewey Case serves as the Technical Director for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code. Working in the aquatics industry for over 20 years, he has served the YMCA of the USA as well as the local and state chapters of the American Red Cross by providing expertise in aquatics. Prior to his current role with CMAHC, he served on the 1st and 3rd editions of the MAHC in a volunteer role. He was recognized as a self-proclaimed “aquatics lifer” by Aquatics International in the 2018 Power Issue. Holding multiple Instructor Trainer certifications from the American Red Cross, as well as instructor credentials with the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, he enjoys helping other aquatic facilities improve operations, and helping young aquatics professionals hone and develop their craft. In addition to his service with CMAHC, he also serves as the Association Aquatics Director for The Family YMCA of Southeast Mississippi. Dewey resides with his wife Lisa in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Commander Joe Laco is an active-duty service-member of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and is stationed at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. CDR Laco is an Environmental Health Scientist in the National Center for Environmental Health’s Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch. He provides Env Health technical support and expertise to State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal entities.

CDR Laco works closely with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, the Center for Preparedness and Response, the Center for Global Health, and the CDC Emergency Operations Center. His work focuses largely on Recreational Water, Emergency and Outbreak Response, Food Safety, Drinking Water, Wastewater, Vector Control, Safety and PPE, and Hazardous Materials.

CDR Laco is a Registered Sanitarian and Registered Environmental Health Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association.


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