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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International Travel Alerts

U.S. Department of State – International Travel Alerts and Warnings This site contains travel alerts and warnings issued by the State Department. Schools often sponsor overseas travel during spring breaks. Please check this site for the latest travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State. Link to: State Department Travel Warnings

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Student Field Trip Management

Originally published in NYSIR News – Spring 1997 Spring Is Here: Flowers Bloom, Birds Sing, Children Are At Risk As we begin to get over the doldrums of being pent up inside during the winter, our thoughts turn to the outside with enthusiasm. Days grow longer and brighter, birds migrate north and begin to nest,…

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Tips For Drivers That Can Save A Child’s Life

Originally published in NYSIR News – Spring 1997 Surprising, as it may seem, most child-related fatalities on school buses don’t occur in bad weather. Nor do they occur as a result of a moving accident. According to statistics compiled by the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, four of every five children killed in school bus accidents…

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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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