August 2018

Be Ready for Back-to-School Sports

Hard to believe, but it’s already back-to-school time, which also means that young athletes are getting back to training, practicing and competing. And many parents are once again concerned for their kids’ safety. Recently, sports medicine and orthopaedic experts from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) hosted an event titled “Fall Forecast: Settling the Youth Sports Safety Score.” Panelists shared new study findings and discussed injury prevention and management.

NRPA, Pool Safely Partner on Water & Recreation Safety

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is partnering with Pool Safely, a national public education campaign from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to promote the importance of water safety at park and recreation facilities nationwide. As a partner with this campaign, NRPA encourages park and recreation professionals, along with parents, caregivers and children, to take the Pool Safely Pledge, a call-to-action for adults and kids everywhere to commit to taking certain steps to be safe in the water.

States Make Progress Toward Active Transportation

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the Y have teamed up to update state report cards that highlight how states are investing transportation dollars, committing resources and establishing policies to support walkable communities.

IHRSA Briefing Looks at Club Employees vs. Contractors

IHRSA Briefing Papers cover such topics as injury liability, harassment, employment law and keeping kids safe in your club. And now the latest topic, Independent Contractors, provides information for club operators who are wondering if hiring an employee or an independent contractor best suits their business needs. The paper also advises on avoiding legal fees that could result from misclassification of workers.