9780736056199

Risk Management in Sport And Recreation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780736056199

  • ISBN10:

    073605619X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-30
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Summary

Risk Management in Sport and Recreationis 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 Recreationis 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. 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 Recreationprovides the tools to assist in making the right decisions to manage risk effectively.

Author Biography

Andrew T. Pittman is the coordinator of the sport management program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Daniel P. Connaughton is an associate professor in the college of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida. John O. Spengler is currently an associate professor in the department of tourism, recreation and sport management at the University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Decision Making and Managing Risk
1(10)
Issues Involved With Managing Risk
2(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Deciding Whether to Create and Implement a Risk Management Plan
3(5)
Threshold Issue 2: Developing a Framework for Managing Risk
8(1)
Summary
9(2)
Medical Emergency Action Plans
11(10)
Guidelines and Recommendations
13(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Deciding Whether to Develp and Implement a Medical Emergency Action Plan
14(2)
Threshold Issue 2: Understanding Key Aspects of a Medical Emergency Action Plan
16(4)
Summary
20(1)
Protecting Children
21(10)
Prevention Strategies for Child Abuse and Neglect
22(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Determining Whether to Develop and Implement a Safety Plan to Protect Children
23(2)
Threshold Issue 2: Recognizing Key Issues in Protecting Children From Harm by Others
25(3)
Summary
28(3)
Exertional Heat Illness in Sport and Recreation
31(10)
How the Body Handles Heat During Exercise
32(1)
Heat Index
33(1)
Types of Heat Illnesses
33(2)
Guidelines and Recommendations
35(2)
Threshold Issue 1: Deciding Whether to Develop and Implement a Heat Illness Plan
37(1)
Threshold Issue 2: Recognizing Key Issues in Developing a Heat Illness Plan
38(2)
Summary
40(1)
Lightning Safety
41(10)
Importance of Lightning Safety
42(1)
Guidelines and Recommendations
42(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Deciding Whether to Develop and Implement a Lightning Safety Plan
43(3)
Threshold Issue 2: Including Necessary Components in a Lightning Safety Plan
46(3)
Summary
49(2)
Bloodborne Pathogens
51(6)
Definition of Bloodborne Pathogens
52(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Understanding Compliance Issues Relevant to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
52(1)
Threshold Issue 2: Understanding Key Aspects of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
53(2)
Summary
55(2)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Use of Automated External Defibrillators
57(10)
What Is an AED?
58(1)
Guidelines and Recommendations
59(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Understanding Issues Relevant to the Purchase and Use of AEDs
59(3)
Threshold Issue 2: Understanding What to Consider When Using AEDs
62(2)
Summary
64(3)
Drug Testing
67(12)
Threshold Issue 1: Understanding the Legality of Developing and Implementing a Drug Testing Plan
69(4)
Threshold Issue 2: Recognizing Effective Components of a Drug Testing Plan
73(3)
Summary
76(3)
Equipment, Premises, Instruction, and Supervision
79(12)
Threshold Issue 1: Understanding Issues Relevant to Maintaining and Providing Proper Equipment and Premises
80(5)
Threshold Issue 2: Recognizing Key Issues in Providing Adequate Instruction and Supervision
85(3)
Summary
88(3)
Playground Safety
91(10)
Playground Injuries
92(1)
Guidelines and Recommendations
92(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Deciding Whether to Comply With CPSC and ASTM Guidelines and Standards
92(3)
Threshold Issue 2: Knowing the Key Issues of the CPSC and ASTM Guidelines and Standards
95(3)
Summary
98(3)
Aquatic Safety
101(12)
Types of Aquatic Incidents
102(2)
Guidelines and Recommendations
104(1)
Threshold Issue 1: Understanding Compliance Issues Relevant to Local, State, and Federal Laws and Codes
105(1)
Threshold Issue 2: Recognizing Key Issues in Aquatic Program Safety
106(5)
Summary
111(2)
Appendix A Additional Information for Sport and Recreation Managers 113(36)
Appendix B Safety Guidelines Finder 149(14)
References 163(4)
About the Authors 167

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