Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Summer Kickoff

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

With the school year coming to an end for most of our customers, we are taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU for another great school year! As always, we appreciate your loyalty, your focus on safety compliance, and always your feedback! Have a great SAFE summer!

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Summer Playground Safety Tips

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance

With summer, comes great weather and more outdoor play, especially on playgrounds. However older playgrounds are not always safe. Between 2001 and 2008, approximately 15 percent of playground injuries were labeled severe and 3 percent required hospitalization (Consumer Product Safety Commission, October 2009). According to 2009 data from the National Electronic Surveillance System (NEISS), the […]

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Keep an Eye Out for PSW Schools Showcased in the Media

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Courses, Crisis Response, Programs, Workers' Comp

Have a subscription to ASBO International’s School Business Affairs magazine? Flip to page 33 in the May issue to read an article about how districts in California are  purchasing EmployeeSafe Suite through their joint powers association, Schools Insurance Group (SIG), to make their districts safer and save money – all while creating a more meaningful […]

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Creating a Culture of Safety

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Compliance, Courses, Programs, Workers' Comp

Summer break is the perfect time for year-round staff to reiterate safety precautions in schools. The National Safety Council (NSC) sponsors National Safety Month in June to bring focus to reducing leading causes of injury in all aspects of life, including schools. NSC provides free posters, fact sheets and more that you may download here. […]

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Problematic Lack of Uniformity Among State Restraint & Seclusion Policies

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Compliance, Courses

This is not a new issue, but districts around the country repeatedly have faced litigation over the use of unnecessary or improper restraint and seclusion techniques, particularly with special education populations. In its On Special Education blog, Education Week discussed a recent report by Jessica Butler, the congressional affairs coordinator for the Autism National Committee. […]

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