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”.

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 golf cart safety.

Safety focus

Check out the latest edition of Safety Focus, Markel Specialty's accident prevention newsletter. Learn more about aerial lifts, winter slip hazards, and fire sprinkler contractors.

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.

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.

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

Safety signs help prevent gym injuries

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

Preventing gymnastics injuries is everyone’s responsibility

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