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.

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”.

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.

Spring 2022: Health clubs newsletter

Take a look at the top five recommendations made to Markel's health club clients.

Health clubs: equipment maintenance

Keeping your equipment in tip-top shape is not just about keeping it clean. It should also involve routine maintenance, proper documentation of your maintenance, and safety recall awareness.

Curriculum and lesson planning – risk management tips in gymnastics

When progressions are utilized, learning becomes easier, safer and within the boundaries of the legal duty professional instructors are required to follow

Preventing gymnastics injuries is everyone’s responsibility

The gymnastics environment should promote safety and enforce the use of safety equipment at all times.

How Does Your Cheer Program’s Safety Strategy Stack Up?

Keeping your cheer program injury free is a key component to making it fun for all participants. Understanding types of injuries and their root causes can help.

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.