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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”.

Preventing gymnastics injuries is everyone’s responsibility

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

Over the counter encounters

Serious issues regarding over the counter drugs (OCTs) have arisen. This article contains suggestions on how to use OTCs more safely.

The need for standardized endotracheal intubation training

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

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.

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.

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.

Cheering for concussion awareness

Knowing how concussions occur, signs and symptoms, along with precautionary steps, your program can take are vital to a successful concussion management program.

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.