With the new school year bringing students back to the classrooms and back to the athletic fields, tracks and courts, now is the time to make sure parents, students, coaches and physical education teachers are well educated on sports injury prevention. Student players are eager to do their best at the beginning of the school year, which may lead them to "overdo it." Start the new school year right by making sure students are physically and mentally in shape. Make sure coaches, teachers and parents know how to help students avoid common sports injuries and also what steps to take should an injury occur. Carol Berman, writer for Physical Therapy Aide.org, has just posted a list of the 105 Best Sports Injury Recovery Resources on the Web at http://www.physicaltherapyaide.org/sports-injury-recovery/ . Please share this resource with all your coaches and physical education teachers. Here's to a safe and successful new school year!
March 2013 – Risk Management's Secure Site
All Risk Management facilitated Peer Group members may now access our Secure Website. Our Peer Groups include; Security Directors, Maintenance Managers, Benefits Administrators, and School Risk Managers. Group Insurance Pool and Workers' Compensation Fund Trustees also have access to this secure website. Information on our Risk Management Programs as well as a variety of risk related issues is available. Contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help accessing this site.
January 2013 – Flu Season News
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), influenza activity continues to increase in the United States. Influenza activity indicators were at the highest levels so far this season in Maryland during the last week of December 2012.
Most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness. For the week ending on December 29, 2012, twenty-nine states and New York City reported high influenza-like-illness activity up from 16 states the week before. CDC’s FluView update can be viewed online athttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm.
Did you get a flu vaccine? No?
It’s not too late!
Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family.
As long as flu season isn’t over, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The flu season usually peaks in January or February and can last until May.
So what are you waiting for? Want to avoid those miserable headaches, bone jarring chills and fever?
Get vaccinated now!
November 2012 – Health and Sedentary Behavior
Could sitting for long periods of time be harming our health? New research has found that long periods of very low physical activity, like prolonged sitting, is associated with changes in our body's metabolism that put us at greater risk for diabetes and cardiac disease. Find out why you may not want to take all this news sitting down! LEARN MORE
Are you a member of the Group Insurance Pool or the Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Fund? If so, you have access to all of the computer based training courses offered by SafeSchools (www.SafeSchools.com). Why did the Trustees of the insurance programs decide to sponsor this service for its members? Because effective training is a necessary tool for any organization and SafeSchools has proven to be effective at bringing more training to more employees with less administrative overhead.
With over 100 Courses available, which ones should you focus on? Although from a Risk Management perspective they all have value, it is important to emphasize that training related to what drives your insurance "loss costs" is important to include in any training plan. When we look at what types of injuries employees are suffering, two stand out. LEARN MORE
September 2012 – Use of Personal Automobiles for Board Business
Do you drive your own vehicle for school business? Do you supervise someone who does? A number of steps and measures need to be addressed whenever employees use their personal vehicles for school board business. This brief will help point you in the right direction. LEARN MORE
Make sure the only drama your theatre students and school board encounter is produced on stage. Managing risks common to theatre production can be a real challenge for teachers and school administrators. LEARN MORE
May 2012 – Risk Management's secure website is now available online to members of the Risk Managers Users Groups, Benefits Coordinators and Group Insurance and Workers Comp Trustees.CLICK HERE