The mission of At Your Own Risk is to educate, provide resources and
equip the public to act and advocate for safety in work, life and sport.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) represents some 43,000 MEMBERS across the country who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport- and work-related injuries and illnesses. These health care professionals prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical, and occupational activity and provide immediate care for these acute issues. The NATA is commited to raising awareness about this unparalleled continuum of care which these dedicated men and women offer those who participate in sports and other physically demanding activities. To learn about the mission of NATA visit www.nata.org.
GOALS FOR SAFETY
At Your Own Risk is a way of showing employers, workers, legislators, school administrators, parents, and student athletes that without an athletic trainer on your team, you are left to face the inherent safety risks of living, working, and engaging in athletics all on your own. By employing an athletic trainer you provide a safer approach to work, life, and sports.
NATA’s SAFETY GOALS INCLUDE:
- Appropriate medical coverage and care for student athletes. NATA recommends one full-time athletic trainer at every secondary school. Schools with NATA’s recommended gold standard of care are better prepared to protect their student athletes during practice and competition.
- Legislation that supports sports safety in secondary schools.
- Education of risk that may exist in your community and ways you can advocate for a safer approach.
- Safer work places for employees. Athletic trainers manage injury prevention and return to work programs that help keep employees safe, healthy, and working at full capacity.