MAHC Tools and Training
This page includes a network, tools, forms, trainings, and protocols for public health officials and aquatic staff using MAHC recommendations or otherwise strengthening their aquatic health and safety programs. Some of these resources are posted as editable documents so users can customize them to meet their specific needs. For additional resources, like fact sheet, that can be used to educate others about the MAHC, please visit our Communication Resources page.
If you have ideas about other tools to support MAHC-related work, email MAHC@cdc.gov.
Explore webinars and other resources through this community for MAHC users and those interested in learning about the code (hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials and sponsored by CDC).
Interested in what the MAHC has to say on a specific topic? Peruse our mini-MAHCs, which aggregate code and annex language into concise documents for topics such as Cryptosporidium, chemical injuries, diaper changing, and more.
Rapidly search the MAHC by section number or keyword to find Code language and associated Annex language (provided by the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code, CMAHC).
Download the MAHC Aquatic Facility Inspection Report.
Use the MAHC Aquatic Facility Inspection Report Cheat Sheet for help filling out the inspection report.
Quickly locate Code and Annex elements by inspection report item number with our MAHC Cross-Reference Guide for Conducting an Inspection. Get our Aquatic Inspector App for iPad (digital version of MAHC inspection report)
Learn about aquatic facility systems and walk through a pool inspection (hosted by the National Environmental Health Association and sponsored by CDC).
Explore our step-by-step guidance on responding to fecal contamination (applies to MAHC Section 6.5).
Use our step-by-step guidance on hyperchlorinating to kill Cryptosporidium if a public aquatic venue is associated with (or suspected to be associated with) a cryptosporidiosis outbreak, as addressed in MAHC Section 6.5. (Note: this protocol is identical to that for diarrheal incidents because those are considered high-risk Cryptosporidium contamination events.)
Access our step-by-step guidance on cleaning and then disinfecting surfaces that have been contaminated with feces, vomit, or blood (applies to MAHC Section 6.5.4).
Read our recommendations to protect aquatic staff and patron safety by minimizing the risk of pool chemical injuries (applies to MAHC Sections 4.9.2, 5.9.1, and 5.9.2).
Guidance on how to check pool water circulation and mixing (applies to MAHC Sections 126.96.36.199.3, 188.8.131.52.3.5, and 184.108.40.206 and to Appendix 3 in the Annex; courtesy of Alberta Health, Government of Alberta, Canada).