A refresher on water sport and boating safety


As we enter the start of summer, people will spend more time on the water skiing, boating and riding personal watercraft.

But with more people on the water comes more potential for injuries. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, nearly 80 percent of all recreational boating injuries occur from May to September. Here are some safety tips to prevent you from being injured while on the water this summer.

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Keep exercise equipment in tip-top shape


Gym owners demonstrate concern for member safety and well-being by making sure the club offers good, safe equipment.

You employ and train lifeguards for pool safety; make sure weights are re-racked and do not create a trip hazard; clear walkways; and see that treadmills and weight machines receive regular service and maintenance.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook two common pieces of exercise equipment when doing risk assessments and inspections: rubber stability balls and resistance bands. It’s important to evaluate how this equipment could affect member safety.

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