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MAHC Network, Tools, & Forms

This page includes networks, tools, and forms for use by public health officials and aquatics sector personnel working on implementing MAHC-specific or other aquatic health and safety programs. These tools include investigation forms, applications, reporting forms, and MAHC-specific checklists. They are posted as editable documents so users can customize them to meet their specific needs. If you have ideas about other needed tools to assist with MAHC-related work, please email MAHC@cdc.gov.

MAHC Adoption Network

MAHC Network

MAHC Network

Audience: MAHC users, public health officials, building code officials, aquatics sector
Purpose: The MAHC Network is a community for MAHC users, subject matter experts, and those hoping to learn about the code itself. Members will receive updates on the code, have access and provide input to newly developed resources, and join bi-monthly webinars featuring the code and users.
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Searching the MAHC

Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) MAHC Search Tool

MAHC Search Tool

Audience: Public health officials, aquatics sector, building code officials.
Purpose: Enable public health officials and the aquatics sector to rapidly search the MAHC by section number or keyword. The search tool can search by the MAHC Edition desired and shows both the Code language and any associated Annex language.
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CMAHC

Comparing the MAHC with Existing Pool Codes

Public Health and Industry Tool for Comparing the MAHC with Existing Pool Codes

Public Health and Industry Tool for Comparing the MAHC with Existing Pool Codes

Audience: Public health officials, building code officials, aquatics sector
Purpose: Enable public health officials and the aquatics sector to identify major differences between the MAHC and their applicable code
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CDC

Inspection Forms

MAHC-Based Model Inspection Form

MAHC Aquatic Facility Inspection Report [PDF – 1 page]

Aquatic Inspector App for iPad (digital version of MAHC inspection form)

MAHC Aquatic Facility Inspection Report Cheat Sheet [PDF – 1 page]

MAHC Cross-Reference Guide [PDF – 32 pages]

Audience: Public health officials
Purpose: Model inspection form that includes approximately 50 MAHC illness and injury risk-minimizing elements that protect public health
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CDC

Investigation Tools

Fatal and Nonfatal Drowning Investigation Tool

Fatal and Nonfatal Drowning Investigation Tool [DOCX – 21 pages]

Audience: Public health officials
Purpose: Model form for investigating drowning events
Applicable MAHC Section: Supplements required information in MAHC Section 6.4.1.4
Source: Courtesy of New York State Department of Health

Aquatic Facility Response Protocols

Fecal Incident Response Recommendations for Pool Staff

Body Fluid Contamination Response Log

Body Fluid Contamination Response Log [DOCX – 1 page]

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Record information from a body fluid incident response
Applicable MAHC Section: 6.4.1.8; 6.5
Source: CDC

Hyperchlorination to Kill Cryptosporidium

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Step by step guidance to proactively hyperchlorinate to kill Cryptosporidium
Applicable MAHC Section: 6.5
Source: CDC

Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces

Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Step by step guidance on cleaning up feces/vomit/blood on surfaces
Applicable MAHC Section: 6.0.1.8; 6.5.4
Source: CDC

Recommendations for Preventing Pool Chemical-Associated Injuries

Recommendations for Preventing Pool Chemical-Associated Injuries

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Guidance to reduce pool chemical-associated injuries
Applicable MAHC Section: 4.9.2; 5.9.2
Source: CDC

Aquatic Facility Operational Check Protocols

Water Circulation Dye Test

Water Circulation Dye Test Procedure [PDF – 2 pages]

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Dye test protocol to check on pool water circulation and mixing
Applicable MAHC Section: Appendix 3, Annex; 4.7.1.3.3.5; 5.7.1.3.
Source: Alberta Health. Government of Alberta, Canada

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