Coronavirus update

The CDC is significantly concerned about the spread of the virus. It issued “Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points for 2019-nCoV in the United States”.

Warm water amoeba hazard

Only 3 people out of 138 known infected by Naegleria fowleri amoebas in the US from 1962 to 2015 have survived.

Stress for first responders during the pandemic

The fact that EMS is a stressful field has been documented for years. A 2016 survey of EMS professionals revealed that 37% contemplated suicide. The national average is 3.7%. An astounding 6.6% of the respondents actually attempted suicide.

The need for standardized endotracheal intubation training

Training, protocols, and confirmation of technical proficiency are necessary components of a safe approach to endotracheal intubation.

Communication Strategies for Young Coaches

Communication tools necessary to keep your gym safe.

2020 - Make it a new year

Start your year by thinking about your decision-making when it comes to safety. New thoughts may give you novel options for a happier and safer 2020.

Safety focus

Check out the latest edition of Safety Focus, Markel Specialty's accident prevention newsletter. Learn more about manual material handling, liquor liability, and workplace wellness.

Health club circulation areas – Controlling slip, trip and fall hazards

Many claims reported by Markel's Health and Fitness Club policyholders involve a slip and fall, or trip and fall. Learn how to control these accidents and keep the circulation area free of hazards.

New member orientations

When a fitness center develops a consistent member orientation program and accurately documents the process, they may have a better chance at success in avoiding costly claims against the club.

Taking the stress out of heat

When the ambient temperature gets high enough to overcome the body’s ability to dissipate heat, heat-related illnesses occur.