A safer approach to
work, life and sport

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REDUCE YOUR RISK

In an increasingly litigious world, community leaders must be more vigilant in protecting the well-being of their workers, students, and other constituencies. The addition of an athletic trainer to your team could be the answer.

RISK REDUCTION FOR PARENTS

A parent’s worst nightmare is to see his or her child in pain and taken away to an emergency room. Injuries during sports-related events and practices seem inevitable but there are steps that parents can take to help reduce that risk for their child. Parents teaming up with athletic trainers can help provide those safe conditions.

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RISK REDUCTION FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

With the growing number of injuries being sustained in school-sponsored sporting events, school administrators need to develop a proactive plan to reducing risks on and off the field. An athletic trainer can help protect the school and the student athlete.

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RISK REDUCTION FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

 

Continuing to play after an injury occurs can worsen that injury and lead to time off the court for doctor visits or surgeries much more than just an injury time-out. Proper preparation, technique and hydration are key factors in keeping students safe from injury. In the event of an injury, student athletes should speak up about their symptoms.


RISK REDUCTION FOR LEGISLATORS

 

As concerns over the growing number of sports-related injuries increase, our nation’s legislators must do their part to support bills and draft new legislation to provide a higher standard of injury prevention for our student athletes.

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RISK REDUCTION FOR EMPLOYERS

 

Reducing the level of risk in the workplace is every employer’s responsibility. In 2013, the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics was 3.3 CASES PER 100 equivalent full-time workers.44 Companies who employ athletic trainers report a decrease in costs associated with workplace injuries by more than 50 PERCENT.51

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