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Sports and fitness

What once seemed like a trend is now much more: everyone’s concerned about fitness, and sports and fitness centers are proliferating. That popularity comes at a price—the price of keeping people safe in an atmosphere that contains some unique risks: that infections will spread, or that equipment will fail and cause injury or that the lack of a waiver will leave a fitness facility owner responsible for an incident.

At Hanover Risk Solutions, we’ve investigated these risks and assembled a library of information to help you mitigate them.
  • MRSA

    Preventing Staph/MRSA infections

    It would be difficult to avoid the headlines about antibiotic-resistant infections, including MRSA. The spread of these bacterial infections is greatly aided by crowded areas likes gyms and spas. This advisory contains a helpful checklist for managers of athletic departments and gyms and spas on training, containment procedures and signage to help patrons and staff do their part to control this type of infection.

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    Public swimming pools

    Your swimming pool may be among the most attractive amenities of your facility. But it may also be a source of serious liability. Consider all the resources possible to make sure your pool is clean, safe, well maintained and well staffed to prevent the cost of providing a good time from becoming the cost of a claim or a lawsuit.

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    Sample slip, trip and fall prevention program

    Slips and falls are among the most common—and the most costly—injuries in almost any industry. But a comprehensive plan can help prevent many of these incidents and keep your business safer for patrons and employees alike.

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Risk Solutions Partners

Our alliances with providers of risk solutions for our sports and fitness insureds include:

  • Criminal background checks online as well as employment screening services from Intellicorp
  • E&S Engineering and Safety Service helps you stay up to date on current risk management issues.
  • The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Disaster Recovery Planning can help you plan for the worst and get your business up and running when catastrophe strikes
Visit Risk Solutions Partners for more information.

Education and training

Applicant screening

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Assists any employee involved in screening and hiring employees and volunteers working with vulnerable persons in building a thorough employee screening process that evaluates each candidate’s ability to keep clients safe. Start now

Bullying prevention

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Supports adults working with children in their efforts to prevent bullying by describing bullying and its impacts and consequences and identifying effective methods of responding to and preventing bullying. Start now

Child protection part I: child abuse and neglect

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Helps participants learn the basics of child abuse prevention: how to recognize child abuse and neglect and all its forms, identify the potential effects on the children they care for, and understand the scope of this tragedy. Start now

Child protection part II: prevention and response strategies

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Aids participants in building a child abuse prevention strategy and helps employees and employers to identify their responsibilities, construct safe environments, and respond to allegations. Start now

Mandated reporter responsibilities

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Assists employees and volunteers in recognizing their mandated reporter responsibilities and outlines the penalties and protection for workers who are in contact with those who are abused or neglected, and the stressors they face. Start now

Preventing abuse of elders

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Gives participants the tools they need to recognize the signs of elder abuse as well as understand the scope of abuse in elder populations, and help those in charge begin to develop plans to address abuse and neglect when they’re discovered. Start now

The Hanover Safe Driving Decisions Series presents three modules with real-life scenarios to help those who are responsible for the safe transport of others to reflect on their driving decisions and how they affect those they transport, the families of those passengers, their co-workers, the organization and management.

Module 1

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Scenarios include driving decisions facing substitute drivers and volunteers.
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Module 2

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Scenarios include driving decisions facing direct care workers and residential case managers.
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Module 3

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Scenarios include driving decisions facing school bus drivers and school administrators.
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You may also wish to visit the Centers for Disease Control’s site with online concussion training for coaches.

Several of our Hanover Risk Solutions Partners also provide education videos and safety training. Visit Risk Solutions Partners to register as a policyholder and access information on this discounted—and sometimes free—information.

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