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The Quick Athletic Risk Management Checklist

TASA ID: 33

Safety is boring. No one gives out trophies for the team with the fewest injuries in a season. Fans don't yell, "We're number one, we're number one - in safety!" Safety only becomes exciting when there is a problem. The following quick checklist is offered to help keep safety - boring. Pass this on to every coach and athletic director.

Inappropriate Buffer Zones in Sports and Recreation May Lead to Litigation

TASA ID: 658

A young girl in a daycare gymnasium ran to access a low trampoline which was in close proximity to an unpadded wall.  She tripped on the egress of the mat ramp, sustaining a head injury.  Three of the gymnasium walls were padded, while the fourth was not padded, thus creating a double standard of care. There have been many sport/recreation litigation cases in which the proximate cause for the injury is related directly to inappropriate safety zones on the court or field, or in the gym.
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