133: What does the FTA do for ME?

The Float Tank Association (FTA) needs your help… and not just helping to decipher all the acronyms you need to know for this episode. The FTA is a volunteer-driven, and is comprised of a handful of float center owners and manufacturers. Together, they create standards to guide health departments and assist float owners in their daily operations. Shoshana Leibner and the rest of the FTA team have been working to guide the Model Aquatic Health Code (CDC), which could have a big impact on the float world. The MAHC is a set of codes and guidelines, being pushed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for acceptance by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The NSF is asking for NSF-certified requirements that could lead to expensive equipment requirements for float centers, so all float center owners have a vested interest in what’s happening. The FTA is restructuring their membership fees to one flat rate for float center owners and another for manufacturers. That membership includes a 1-hour coaching sessions with an expert in the field of the member’s choosing. Shoshana outlines exactly where the membership fees go and what you get in return. They have several projects coming up that will require additional funding. This week, Amy is away, but Dylan shares a bit about how he is starting to help another center in his area. They’re still exploring how this will work, and to what degree he’ll be involved. Dylan and Shoshana dive into a discussion about they’ve each helped other float centers along the way. Show Links Float Helm – Show Sponsor Escape Pod – Show Sponsor Floataway – Show Sponsor Pro Float Products Patreon FTA Website Contact Shoshana: 415-595-3326 or shoshana@floatdreams.com Model Aquatic Health Code