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No Problem Mon!

Having just returned from vacation in Jamaica, I am very well acquainted the phrase “no problem mon!”. This is simply a way of life for the people that live in the beautiful Caribbean island-nation that is Jamaica. However, now that I’m back in the states and looking at risk management it makes me reflect on […]

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Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

During a recent visit to a fitness facility the staff and I discussed the use of training balls at their location. Fitness training balls, also known as stability and exercise balls, are commonly used at fitness facilities around the country. While they are common and usually durable they can fail when not used in a […]

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Stop Bullying Now

I spent some time updating my knowledge of the scope of bullying in the US this week as I prepared to provide a workshop on the subject for a group of YMCAs. I also was reminded of the impact of this issue while reading an article in USA Today (Wednesday, January 25th, “Bullying in USA: […]

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Lifeguard Breaks and Rotations

I was recently visiting a YMCA and while interviewing the lifeguard on duty, I asked how long she had been on duty. Her answer was “I opened at 5:30AM”. My next question was “When was your last break?” her answer was “I requested a potty break at 9:00AM when the Aquatic Director arrived”. This lifeguard […]

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Protecting Youth, Yourself and the Organization

I recently enjoyed a day of working with a great afterschool program staff; discussing youth protection issues, practices and providing training. During our training discussions we learned quite a bit about effectively preventing child abuse. We also learned that their organization still has some work to do. There are some basic concepts that should be […]

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Welcome to the New Year

Welcome to the New Year… welcome to our new Blog. Safe-Wise will be posting regularly to this with the goal of sharing first-person comments on the risk issues facing our nonprofit colleagues on a daily basis. Staff will present ideas each week, reference pertinent resources and allow for thoughtful comments from our readers. So as […]

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