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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:

Monthly Health & Safety Tip for October 2018

Accessing your Top Health and Staying Safe

What is Night Eating Syndrome (NES)?
NES is a syndrome, where individuals are consuming 25% or more of their daily calories in the evening before bed or during regular nighttime awakenings (twice weekly or more). One theory proposes that low levels of certain hormones create a mismatch between cycles for sleep and food intake; however, research is still ongoing. Possible solutions to NES include: light therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, exercise, and NES awareness and medication. For more information and guidance on treatment options, contact your health care provider.

Breast Density:
Dense breasts are linked to an increase risk of breast cancer, due to high-density tissue. This type of tissue can make it difficult to spot cancer. Density can decrease with age; however, other factors linked to dense breasts include genetics, slender build, no or fewer pregnancies, and use of estrogen. The relative risk for breast cancer is 2.1 times higher in women with extreme high-density tissue. Screening is a recommended proactive approach and use of digital mammograms are more accurate for women with dense breasts.

Unexpected Fire Starters:
Rodents: these pests can chew through rubber-covered electrical lines and when the lines are exposed to other electrical wires, the chance of fire increases.

Dishwashers: More common than you think, a fire can spark when water comes into contact with the appliance’s wires. Best bet, avoid turning on the dishwasher prior to bed or leaving the house.

Laptops and cell phones: when charging, some of these devices may overheat, always charge on a flat surface away from flammable materials. Never use a damaged or frayed charger.