Safety guides

Safety guides

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Ambulance (785 KB) Many camps are located in rural areas, where it can take 15 or 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. You may be tempted to drive an ill or injured camper or staffer to the hospital to save time--this guide describes situations in which it is best to call an ambulance.

Aquatic risks (1162 KB) This safety guide discusses the major areas that aquatic managers must address, such as principal causes of drowning, staff certification and training, rescue equipment and emergency procedures, communications equipment, facility design and managing visiting groups.

Camp nursing: Volume 1 (1 MB) Part 1 of a two-part safety guide, this volume discusses nursing standards and the role of the camp nurse as clinician.

Camp nursing: Volume 2 (1.5 MB) Part 2 of a two-part safety guide, this volume discusses the camp nurse's supporting skills, health promotion, and community health. It also provides a glossary of terms, resources, and references for further information. 

Challenge courses and climbing walls (1016 KB) The evolution of risk management practices for challenge courses and climbing walls over the past 10 years has been remarkable. This Safety Guide describes ways to create a new program and make your existing program safer.

Child abuse: Identification, reporting and prevention (330 KB) Provides information on how to identify and report suspected child abuse, prevent abuse, manage the media, and access other helpful Internet resources.

Crime prevention through environmental design (1139 KB) This safety guide provides information to help you prevent crime by implementing the principles of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). CPTED is a way to design and build your physical environment so that it positively influences people's behavior and reduces crime.

Crisis management (220 KB) Presents ways to prepare for and respond to a crisis, including working with emergency services, establishing crisis headquarters and a crisis team, dealing with parents, and managing the media.

Driver safety - Components of a safety program (58 KB) Risk management and best practices available to manage your drivers and their associated driving exposures.

Driver safety - Managing vehicle risks (52 KB) Drivers are a significant loss exposure for organizations. To lessen these risks and exposures, there are many risk management strategies and best practices available to manage your drivers and associated driving exposures.

Driver safety program outline (38 KB) A tool to help start documenting how you manage your driver safety program for your organization.

Golf cart safety (56 KB) A guide to help facilitate the responsible use of golf carts.

Human service (2 MB) Risk management advice, articles, and tips to help promote safety, mitigate risks, and prevent claims at your organization.

Hurricane preparedness guide (5 MB) This guide will help you in preparing for a hurricane. Even though the impact of hurricanes is largely unpredictable, there are ways to prepare your organization and your employees. By better understanding the many concerns associated with such a threat, planning ahead, and training your staff, you can better manage weather-related risks.

Internet safety for youth-serving organizations (1 MB) A guide for recognizing risks on the Internet, preventing misuse, establishing and writing an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (IAUP), training your staff and children, and preventing your organization from liability arising from Internet misuse.

Managing vehicle risks (331 KB) This guide will tell you how to choose vehicles for your business, select and train drivers, and develop procedures for normal daily and special field trip transportation.

Safe playgrounds - reducing the risk (1 MB) A discussion of the issues involved in proper playground design and maintenance, as well as helpful hints on reducing risk and preventing injuries while children are at play.

Soccer: Making safety your goal (1.43 MB) This guide will help you provide a safe environment in which young athletes can compete. It covers procedures that coaches and parent volunteers can follow in the event of an emergency and steps you can take to keep players and spectators safe. It also includes a soccer safety checklist. 

Water damage (1.15 MB) Sooner or later, every business will suffer some sort of loss from water damage, whether from a broken pipe, a leaky roof, or heavy rains. This guide details ways to prevent, plan for, and handle water damage losses. 

Wilderness medicine (1.10 MB) This guide provides an overview of wilderness medicine, defined as any situation in which transport to a hospital-level facility will take more than two hours. It describes the training required for wilderness medicine providers, choosing a wilderness medicine training course, working with a medical director, and applying wilderness medicine protocols.

The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.