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Welcome to Risk Management, working directly to help ensure the districts assets (students, staff and property) are protected against injury or loss. We strive to inform, educate and prepare for safe operations, avoiding costly accidents that might result in the diversion of funds away from the classroom. Together, our efforts help maximize the resources available for student success. Areas of responsibilities include:

Health & Safety Tips for July 2019

Take a hike!

Hiking offers a powerful cardio workout that can:

  • Lower heart disease risk
  • Strengthen leg, hip, back, and core muscles
  • Boost bone density
  • Aid in weight control
  • Help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression

For starters, choose short, local hikes on stable trails to help improve balance and stability. Hike with a friend or group and do not forget sunscreen and water. If going alone, study a trail map and take a personal locator beacon or a satellite messenger. Source: American Hiking .org/hiking-resources/

Exercise best practices – implementing a routine

  • Give yourself time to identify and develop exercise activities that you can succeed with and enjoy for a lifetime
  • Learn proper form when doing your exercises to ensure you are properly supporting your back
  • Incorporate heart pumping exercise and strength training for your muscles (core and upper body) to preserve your health
  • Always warm up with low intensity exercise before your main work out
  • Vary your activities (to avoid plateau) for both pleasure and overall fitness

Office ergonomics

Below are some ways you can practice safe ergonomics in the office:

  • Order or request an ergonomic evaluation
  • Adjust your work area to be ergonomically correct; OSHA provides ergonomic computer workstation e-tools at OSHA.gov/SLTC/etools/computer workstations/index.HTML
  • Take frequent breaks, if you are sitting or standing for long periods
  • Watch your posture – bad posture can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders

Safety 1st! Five swimming basics for children

Children should be able to perform these five basic skills before attempting to swim:

Step/jump into the water over their head and be able to return to the surface Float or tread water for one minute Turn in a full circle and be able to find the pool’s exit Swim the length of the pool (25 yards) without stopping Exit from the pool without a ladder