Keeping The Environment Safety At Athletic Events

This article was originally published in NYSIR News – Fall 1997 ATHLETIC CONTESTS ARE OFTEN PLAYED AT HIGH LEVELS OF INTENSITY, WITH PLAYERS GIVING 100% IN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF VICTORY. SOMETIMES, THAT PASSION SURFACES AMONG THE GAME’S SPECTATORS, AND THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN THE EMOTIONS OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS RISE TO…

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Impact of Concussions

The Centers for Disease Control offer an excellent training video on understanding the impact of concussions, and recognizing it in athletes. We strongly recommend that you send this link to all district staff involved in sports activites and ask that they view it. The link is: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html

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Football Helmet Ratings Research

Rating System Cannot Predict Helmets’ Ability to Prevent Concussions. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) applauds and encourages the growing research in the area of concussion protection for athletes, including the work released this month by Virginia Tech. Coaches, consumers and parents should be aware that while the STAR rating system…

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Sports Concussion Toolkit

Some people think making the playing field wider will reduce concussions in football….Can you name a possible way to reduce the likelihood of concussions in football that doesn’t change the field, actually costs nothing to implement, and may also help reduce back injuries? Please take a look at the new concussion Sports Concussion Toolkit from…

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Public Playground Safety Handbook

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publication#325 is available in printed format from NYSIR Risk Management personnel or you can view a PDF version. To visit the home page follow this link.

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Handling Suspicious Mail

Below are safety bulletins that provide excellent information for employees who handle mail. The first addresses common irregularities often seen with general mail (letters, envelopes) that might be considered suspicious, and the second deals with packages. Please share them with appropriate personnel in your school district. Information Bulletin – Suspicious Envelopes Information Bulletin – Suspicious…

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Scholar Associates 1-2-3 Know

Scholar Associates offers support services that complement your casualty risk management programs. School Risk Management is Challenging…..(playground safety, athletics participation, employment practices) ……and Changing (cyber-bullying, gender discrimination, ADA compliance, concussion protocols) Members Rely on You, But It’s Hard to Keep Up.   Introducing Scholar Associates 1-2-3 Know, risk management support services that are relevant, timely…

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