The news that student de-escalation is a hot topic likely comes as no surprise to adults working with adolescents. The social and emotional well-being of youth is having a noticeable impact on educational settings with seemingly no simple solution.
People often reflect on fond childhood memories of summer camp, sports and fun in the sun. However, it’s not always fun and games. Help keep kids safe and do your part to protect your organization from potential risks related to vulnerable populations.
Whether or not to install surveillance cameras is a question many organizations face, but the answer can sometimes be confusing. Although there are many benefits to installing a surveillance camera system, there are also many legal liabilities and pitfalls that should be considered.
Organizational response is the difference between an effective abuse prevention program and one that fails to perform as intended, protecting both the individual and the organization.
A Safety Management System (SMS) is a system developed within your organization that is intended to collect important information about the risk of abuse and send it to different levels within the organization.
Red-flag behavior does not mean that abuse is happening or that the person is an offender. Rather, it brings attention to the situation and calls attention to the area that needs further investigation.
What are the common characteristics of an offender? These child sexual abuse statics show us that the problem is embedded and increasingly difficult to identify.
Abuse can happen in predictable patterns and places. Assessing staff behaviors and their environment is critical when working with employees and volunteers.
Safety committees can play an effective role in any organizational risk management effort.
Policies inform staff, volunteers, participants, parents and the community what inappropriate behavior can look like and when to tell someone about it.
Commercial water inflatables and lake-based swimming pose a possible drowning risk. These tips can help you take corrective action right away.
As a school bus driver, you should make sure that students behave well to avoid becoming distracted while driving.
Bullying and harassment can be traumatic for people of all ages. In recent years, cyberbullying has become especially concerning. Cyberbullying can be defined in two different manners
Adequate planning and execution can help protect life and property during times of civil unrest.
You should manage the risks associated with online learning to help your organization stay on course toward fulfilling your mission and serving others.
Different types of violence can occur in many workplaces. To help prevent workplace violence, management must provide visible support for a violence prevention program and communicate that there is zero tolerance for violence.
Make roadways safer by practicing these measures while operating a 15-passenger van.
Resiliency and adaptability are necessities in today’s quickly evolving world.
Inflatable amusement rides have gained popularity over the past decade for fairs, festivals, church organizations, schools and even for home parties.
As a youth sports coach or parent, your actions can create a safe sport culture and can lower an athlete’s chance of getting a concussion or other serious injury.
Camp is often the highlight of the year for kids of all ages. But injuries and illnesses that can occur while there can dampen their spirits in a heartbeat.
This safety checklist is intended to provide Campground Management with ideas that can make a safer environment for its clients.
There were 783 cyclist deaths in 2017, which accounted for 2.1 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year
Coaches, volunteers, staff and officials can help prevent child sexual abuse in their sports organizations. Adhering to written policies and procedures can help create a positive and safe environment.
Playgrounds are a great place to build community and to help keep children active.
Here are some tips to reduce the risk of electric shock drowning and common boat electrical hazards.
The labor cost that comes along with working on a construction site is enough before factoring in the possibility of theft.
In 2019, nearly 50,000 people died from overdoses involving opioids. As opioid abuse increases, public health officials have pushed to make Naloxone more widely available.
For too many years the standard response to a violent incident has been to lock down and wait for the authorities to arrive. This leaves people hiding in rooms with no other response. It is time to change our actions.
Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication that may be available.
Each year, over 3,500 people in the United States die by drowning. Many more are injured in pool related accidents.
At Great American, not only do we take loss control seriously, we try to make it easier for our customers to operate in a safer environment. From thermal imaging, various training sessions, and educational information such as our Safety Topics, we provide specialized services to reduce loss potential, loss costs, and control unsafe acts and conditions.Loss Control Services
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