School Safety

School Safety Information Resource Database

The US Department of Justice maintains an extensive, up-to-date database of resources for school safety.  It includes contacts, program descriptions and websites for Federal agencies, State agencies, professional associations, universities nonprofits, for profits, articles published by DOJ, free resources and for profit publications.  Access  the data base using the link below. Click This Link Here

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Additional Ways to Support Member Athletic Risk Management

Ten suggestions for providing support are listed, along with notes about using Heat Maps to generate interconnections and possible solutions for athletic program exposures that don’t fit neatly in a box. Click here for Athletic Risk Management:  Additional Ways to Support Pool Members  

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Science Safety Effective Practices and Guidelines

Safety in the science classroom continues to be significant concern.  With growth and increasing complexity of STEM curriculum, risk professionals face new challenges.   The State of California handbook for Science Safety in Schools was updated in 2014.   It is a valuable resource for pools across the U.S. seeking to produce a handbook or offer guidance…

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Security for the School Administration Building

This articles was originally published in NYSIR News – Winter 2011 A recent Florida news story featured a segment which showed an irate attendee firing shots during a school board meeting. Even one such incident is a reminder of the need for security measures for the administration building and all school board and other meetings…

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Low Cost Security & Safety Measures

Here are a variety of school safety and security measures that may be implemented at little or no cost and without the use of complex technology. Follow this link: http://www.ncef.org/pubs/low_cost_measures.pdf Prepared under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools ©2008, National Institute of Building Sciences – National Clearinghouse…

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Aerial Lift Safety

In the wake of a $77,000 fine levied against the University of Notre Dame related to a fatal accident involving a student in an aerial lift filming a football game, NYSIR has issued an alert to its subscribers to prohibit anyone under 18 from using such a lift for district-related purposes. Operators of aerial lifts being used…

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What Safety Committees Can Do

The school safety committee function is often combined with other required committees operating within a district to ensure compliance with different laws, such as Project SAVE or Project RESCUE. Committees can be formed on both the district and building-level committees – such as required under Project SAVE. In some districts, the safety committee stands alone…

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Seven Steps to a Safer Pool

Originally published in NYSIR News – Spring 2000 Whether swimming is part of physical education class, the pool is used by the swim team and open for swim meets, or it is a community resource after school hours, pool rules need to be posted, followed and enforced. Enforcing these safety measures and following regular maintenance…

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