RECENT ARTICLES
  • Making Safety and Security Part of the Facility Design Discussion

    by Jay King, PSP, CPP June 2017

    "This facility was built without much thought given to security" is a common critique offered by security and public safety officials who are responsible for protecting sports venues and other high-occupancy facilities. This refrain often begins when issues such as interrupted sightlines, poor lighting, inadequate standoff distance and crowd circulation challenges reveal themselves once a new or renovated venue begins operations.

  • How College Athletic Programs Are Preparing for Gun Legislation

    by Emily Attwood June 2017

    The country's attitude toward firearms is changing. As of July 1, Kansas and Georgia will join eight other states in allowing concealed-carry of firearms on public university campuses, with Arkansas joining the campus carry ranks on Sept. 1.

  • Soil Report Complicates Rec Center Renovations

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Planned renovations for the recreation center in Louisville, Colo., were complicated by a soil report, released Friday by Ground Engineering of Denver, that outlined the potential for significant subsidence and shifting soil on the chosen site.

  • Delivery Worker Charged in CrossFit Equipment Theft

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    One day after a break-in at Pennant CrossFit, Southborough police traced a suspect to his home in Danvers, Mass., where he confessed to taking fitness equipment from the business on June 5 and from several other area gyms on other occasions.

  • Treadmill Fire Closes LA Fitness in St. Petersburg

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    A treadmill fire at an LA Fitness St. Petersburg location resulted in minor fire and water damage, causing the facility to close for several days.

  • Lifeguards Afraid to Work at Louisville Municipal Pool

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Last week, Metro Parks of Louisville, Ky., announced that the West End outdoor pool is understaffed by roughly 15 lifeguards, putting the scheduled season opening for Memorial Day in jeopardy.

  • Patron Drowns in Hot Tub at Fallbrook YMCA

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    An autopsy report has been released for 21-year-old Samson Goitom, who was found face-down in a hot tub at the Fallbrook YMCA in Lincoln, Neb., around 6:45 pm on March 20.

  • Record Rainfall Delays Inglewood Stadium Construction One Year

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Record rainfall in Los Angeles has caused significant construction delays, postponing the opening date of shared Rams/Chargers stadium in Inglewood, Calif., by one year.

  • How to Help Prevent Drownings with Expert Pool Safety Sign Systems (Sponsored)

    by Derek Eversdyke, Clarion Safety Systems May 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Clarion Safety Systems. What is sponsored content?

    About 10 people die of unintentional drowning every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Water presents a very real hazard. As with any risk in a facility, when a property has a pool, its potential hazards and information on how to avoid those hazards must be communicated to people as part of the facility’s legal “duty to warn.” When it comes to your water safety program, correctly designed signs are key to keeping swimmers safe from harm and facilities free from lawsuits. The challenge is that most pool safety signs in use today don’t comply with the latest best practice safety sign design standards. This means the vast majority of pool owners are missing the opportunity to effectively convey critical safety communication to pool users, which unnecessarily risks accidents and costly litigation.

  • Death of Toddler Raises Goal Post Safety Concerns

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Over the weekend in Antioch, Tenn., two-year-old Melanie Rodriguez was killed by a soccer goal when it was blown over by a strong wind, landing on top of her. The accident has gotten people talking about the dangers of unsecured equipment.