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Best practice guidelines COVID-19

Learn about the COVID-19 coronavirus causing respiratory illness across the globe, and how you can protect yourself and your business to reduce the likelihood of contracting the illness.

Preventing tumbling injuries in cheerleading

Back handsprings cause the most tumbling injuries, and require spotters to be both experienced and vigilant when supervising this activity.

Safety signs help prevent gym injuries

Proper signage is a very effective way to keep injuries out of the gym.

Child abuse: Identification, reporting, and prevention

The National Center on Child Abuse reports that 1 out of every 3 girls and 1 out of every 5 boys are victims of some form of abuse by the age of 19.

Doorway hazards

Studies have shown that when a door closes, it can generate around 40 tons of pressure per square inch at the hinge area.

Maintaining insurance records

It's essential to integrate records storage into your risk management plans. The old adage, “if you didn't write it down, it didn't happen” continues to prove true in court.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Next time you change the battery in your smoke detectors, be sure to check its age, as well. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms have a life span of 8-10 years.

Obey traffic rules and use common sense

When it comes to defensive driving, obeying traffic rules and using common sense are essential.

Communication Strategies for Young Coaches

Communication tools necessary to keep your gym safe.

Using foam pits with safety in mind can help reduce the likelihood of a major injury

The USA Gymnastics Risk Management Safety Course Handbook offers the following guidelines for use of foam pits.