Promoting Safety through Public Pool & Spa Operations On Demand

Professional Training

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Summary Ensuring the safety of bathers is essential for any public aquatic venue. Effectively promoting safety is necessary to achieve this goal. This session will discuss the role of effective operation management in promoting aquatic safety. Participants will understand the importance of the PHTA-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance and ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 American National Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas. Learning Objectives: • Define proper operational standards • Examine current best operational practices • Understand how operational standards promote bather safety Presenter Bio(s): Dennis Berkshire has over 40 years of experience in the aquatics industry, with national field experience in swimming pool design, construction and operation, and training. Dennis chaired the Operator Training Module for the Model Aquatic Health Code and is working with the National Sanitation Foundation as a member of the Joint Committee on Recreational Water Facilities. As an instructor for the Certified Pool Operator course and the Aquatic Facility Operator course, he has trained over 1,000 swimming pool and aquatic facility operators. In addition, Dennis was named as one of “Power 25” by Aquatics International Magazine for his efforts in shaping the Model Aquatic Health Code. Joseph P. Laurino, Ph.D. MBA is the President and Founder of Periodic Products, Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the inventor of the Company’s proprietary polymer technology. Dr. Laurino has extensive biomedical research experience with several Fortune 100 companies, and has orchestrated the development, FDA approval, and production of eight medical device products generating more than $300 million in revenues. Prior to founding Periodic Products, Dr. Laurino was a professor of chemistry at the University of Tampa; director of operations and corporate officer for Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (Toronto/Virginia), a manufacturer of point-of-care cardiac diagnostic test products; senior vice president of research & development for ABS, a pharmaceuticals and medical devices company; clinical laboratory director and assistant professor at Brown University’s Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island; and a senior scientist at Technicon Instruments (now Bayer Diagnostics) and Roche Diagnostics. Dr. Laurino received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the University of Tampa, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Georgetown University. He has been awarded both National Institutes of Health and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Fellowships, and has authored or co-authored over 65 papers, books and abstracts. In his current role as President and CEO of Periodic Products, Inc., Dr. Laurino governs the Company’s scientific research and technology development, and has significantly expanded the Company’s patent portfolio, product applications, and international market reach. Dr. Laurino also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC). He also serves as the Chairman of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 Standard Writing Committee for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas and is a voting member of the PHTA Technical Committee. John Mason is a registered environmental health specialist [R.E.H.S.) working for the public health division at Deschutes County in Bend, OR. He has over 20 year of pool regulatory experience and has been a Certified Pool Operator Instructor since 2006. Mason currently runs the Swimming Pool and Lodging facilities inspection program for the county and his goal is to keep his clients out of the court system by working cooperatively to solve problems and meet the intent of the law. He has served as the voice for public health on the P.H.T.A. Commercial Code council for the last 3 years and was named the Oregon Public Health Specialist of the year in 2018.