Redwoods' Safety Newsletter
Short Activity for Staff on Behavior Management
Staff are there to keep youth safe—both emotionally and physically. Behavior management plays an important part in fulfilling that role. Before staff are able to redirect and respond to inappropriate behaviors, they first must get to know themselves—one of the foundational behavior management strategies. Use this short activity at your next staff meeting to train your staff on the importance of knowing their triggers and identifying strategies to respond to them.
Preparing Guards to Respond to an Aquatic Medical Event
As fall programming is in full swing, we tend to see more older adults utilizing indoor pools. Equipping your guards with the skills they need to identify and respond to a medical event in a timely manner is critical for a positive outcome. Based on our investigations, we have compiled our insights, so that you can prepare and train your staff on different types of medical incidents, the signs that swimmers may display and how to quickly respond.
Listen to our new "safety sound bites". This week we discuss the need for updated and regularly communicated emergency action plans and adequate staffing and supervision at fall camp programs.
Our short "safety sound bites" focus on timely observations our consulting team is seeing in the field.
Locker rooms are a naturally wet and humid environment. It is a common area where we see slips and falls occur among staff, members, guests and youth.
As a quick refresher, distribute our micro-learning on preventing falls in the locker room to your staff to help prevent these injuries from occurring.
Preparing and Responding to a Hurricane
With multiple landfalls, high winds and flooding, Hurricane Ian devastated many areas of the country last week. And unfortunately, hurricane season is not over. In the event that your organization was impacted, or is in an area that is at risk for potential future hurricanes, we have compiled a list of items to consider when preparing and responding to a hurricane.
Identifying Red Flags of Applicants
Child sexual abusers seek out employment at youth-serving organizations. By utilizing professional, personal and family reference checks, you can learn more about an applicant as the reference's answers may raise red flags. For example, ask a reference if the applicant has any prior youth-serving experience to identify potential omissions on an application that need further investigation.
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