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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 April 2019

Exercise Claims to Ignore

Myth No. 1: There is no point in exercising if you do not have time for a full workout.
FACT: You need about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week. The NIH says simply working in brief, 10-minute exercise spurts three times a day, five days a week, meets the recommended exercise goal.

Myth No. 2: Skip weight lifting, because you will bulk up and gain weight.
FACT: Lifting weight two or three days a week will not build bulk — but will help build strong muscles. If you do not like weight lifting, resistance bands, sit-ups, push-ups, and some kinds of yoga also can strengthen muscles, according to the NIH.

Myth No. 3: Target certain problem areas with specific exercises to lose the fat.
FACT: You cannot spot-reduce fat, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Genes and lifestyle factors determine where we carry flab — and a healthy diet without excess calories and regular exercise are the most effective ways to reduce fat all over.

Cancer: Risks You Can Control

Routine screening: Early detection through regular tests can lead to early treatment and potentially prevent or reduce complications, or save your life. Your healthcare provider is your first step to better health.

Cervical cancer: Pap test Prostate cancer: Discuss PSA and digital rectal exam with your healthcare provider Colorectal cancer: fecal occult blood testing, fecal DNA test, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy
Breast cancer: mammogram Skin cancer: regular office check
Lung cancer: X-ray for those at high risk

Is Eating at Your Desk a SAFETY HAZARD?

According to a 2007 University of Arizona study, the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

How to prevent foodborne illness:

1) Wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food. 2) Clean all desk surfaces with a disinfectant or wipe before eating and do not place food directly on your desk, instead use a clean plate or at the very least, a few napkins. 3) Wipe desk promptly after eating. (Clean your keyboard while you are at it.)