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Keven Moore: Like everything else in life, your backyard comes with its share of safety concerns

If your family is like mine, with the COVID-19 restrictions this year, your backyard has become an oasis and a very popular place for you and your family to enjoy and experience. If it’s sitting on your deck in the morning, drinking a good cup of Joe and reading a book, to swimming, playing on swing sets, or cooking out this July 4, the backyard provides a great place to enjoy the outdoors with family...

As swimming and boating season returns, stay safe with these tips to avoid electric shock around water

With Memorial Day and the start of summer upon us, the risk of electric shock around swimming and boating activities increases. In an effort to keep summertime safe, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, in and around boats and marinas. Electric shock drowning (ESD) happens when faulty wiring...

CDC finds health problems are common at public pools; state requires health department inspections

Thousands of public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds are forced to close every year for serious health and safety violations, according to a new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kentucky requires local health departments to conduct two full inspections of each public swimming pool during the operating season, once every six months for its continuous-operation indoor...