Risk Management in Sport and Recreation

ISBN-10: 073605619X
ISBN-13: 9780736056199
Edition: 2005
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List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Risk Management in Sport and Recreation is a comprehensive resource for those charged with the responsibility of providing for the safety of participants and spectators in a sport or recreation setting. It covers a range of safety issues, including lightning, heat illness, aquatics, playground safety, drug testing, and medical emergency action plans. Readers receive clear and detailed explanations of issues to consider before making decisions on risk management.Risk Management in Sport and Recreation is designed to provide a foundation for approaching key issues in safety and risk management. It shows readers how to evaluate and analyze various safety issues and apply the underlying concepts to a variety of situations. The following are unique features of the text:--A safety guidelines finder lists Web sites of accessible standards, guidelines, and recommendations from leading organizations.-Chapter objectives and pullout boxes of key points and key statistics stress the importance of the topic under discussion.-Threshold issues in each chapter highlight important factors to consider when making decisions on risk management.-Real-world applications at the end of each chapter present scenarios involving the potential for harm, and readers must make a decision on how to address the issues.-Examples of public service announcements, posters, and other publicly viewed safety information are presented.-An appendix offers examples of emergency action plans, checklists, and recommendations from organizations such as the National Lightning Safety Institute and university aquatic centers.-A companion Web site provides links to the Web sites used in the book, as well as updates to guidelines and links that may occur after the book is in print. Available at www.HumanKinetics.com/RiskManagementinSportandRecreation.The safety guidelines finder gives students and practitioners a single location from which they can easily access important safety information. Organized under land-based or water-based activities, each activity lists guidelines, recommendations, and standards along with the source for that information. Each entry includes Web sites where readers can find the full documents. The text also features sample guidelines and safety checklists from agencies and associations that demonstrate how organizations might plan for risk and communicate safety information. Readers also consider the types of postings and equipment they will need in order to communicate their risk management plans, and they are given real-life situations in which a risk management plan is needed and are prompted to consider why and how to create a plan for such situations.The resource will help students and professionals plan for and manage risk. Current and future employees of sport facilities, school athletic programs, parks and recreation programs, youth and aquatic centers, or resorts and golf courses will find that Risk Management in Sport and Recreation provides the tools to assist in making the right decisions to manage risk effectively.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Decision Making and Managing Risk
Issues Involved With Managing Risk
Deciding Whether to Create and Implement a Risk Management Plan
Developing a Framework for Managing Risk
Summary
Medical Emergency Action Plans
Guidelines and Recommendations
Deciding Whether to Develp and Implement a Medical Emergency Action Plan
Understanding Key Aspects of a Medical Emergency Action Plan
Summary
Protecting Children
Prevention Strategies for Child Abuse and Neglect
Determining Whether to Develop and Implement a Safety Plan to Protect Children
Recognizing Key Issues in Protecting Children From Harm by Other
Summary
Exertional Heat Illness in Sport and Recreation
How the Body Handles Heat During Exercise
Heat Index
Types of Heat Illnesses
Guidelines and Recommendations
Deciding Whether to Develop and Implement a Heat Illness Plan
Recognizing Key Issues in Developing a Heat Illness Plan
Summary
Lightning Safety
Importance of Lightning Safety
Guidelines and Recommendations
Deciding Whether to Develop and Implement a Lightning Safety Plan
Including Necessary Components in a Lightning Safety Plan
Summary
Bloodborne Pathogens
Definition of Bloodborne Pathogens
Understanding Compliance Issues Relevant to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Understanding Key Aspects of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Summary
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Use of Automated External Defibrillators
What Is an AED?
Guidelines and Recommendations
Understanding Issues Relevant to the Purchase and Use of AEDs
Understanding What to Consider When Using AEDs
Summary
Drug Testing
Understanding the Legality of Developing and Implementing a Drug Testing Plan
Recognizing Effective Components of a Drug Testing Plan
Summary
Equipment, Premises, Instruction, and Supervision
Understanding Issues Relevant to Maintaining and Providing Proper Equipment and Premises
Recognizing Key Issues in Providing Adequate Instruction and Supervision
Summary
Playground Safety
Playground Injuries
Guidelines and Recommendations
Deciding Whether to Comply With CPSC and ASTM Guidelines and Standards
Knowing the Key Issues of the CPSC and ASTM Guidelines and Standards
Summary
Aquatic Safety
Types of Aquatic Incidents
Guidelines and Recommendations
Understanding Compliance Issues Relevant to Local, State, and Federal Laws and Codes
Recognizing Key Issues in Aquatic Program Safety
Summary
Additional Information for Sport and Recreation Managers
Safety Guidelines Finder
References
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