MAHC Tools and Training
This page includes forms, protocols, and other resources for public health officials and aquatics staff using MAHC recommendations or otherwise strengthening their aquatic health and safety programs. Some of these are editable documents, allowing users to customize them to meet their specific needs. For more resources that can be used to educate others about the MAHC, please visit the Communication Resources page.
If you have ideas for additional tools to support MAHC-related work, email MAHC@cdc.gov.
Use our inspection form to conduct inspections based on the MAHC. Our additional inspection form resources help you calculate inspection scores and find MAHC provisions by inspection item.
Explore webinars and other resources through this community for MAHC users and those interested in learning about the MAHC (hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials and sponsored by CDC).
Interested in what the 2018 MAHC has to say on a specific topic? Check out the mini-MAHCs, which were developed using the 3rd edition of the MAHC and aggregate code and annex text into concise documents for topics such as Cryptosporidium, pool chemical injuries, diaper changing, and more.
Learn about aquatic facility systems and walk through a pool inspection (hosted by the National Environmental Health Association and sponsored by CDC).
Explore step-by-step guidance on responding to fecal contamination.
Use 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. (Note: this protocol is identical to that for diarrheal incidents because those are considered high-risk Cryptosporidium contamination events.)
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).
Quick Guides on Splash Pads and Floatation Tanks
Explore these quick guides for health departments and operators (developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials through a cooperative agreement with CDC).