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ERIC Number: ED070167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-21
Pages: 7
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School Security and Safety.
Licht, Kenneth F.
The author contends that safety and accident prevention should be given primary consideration in a school system's risk management program. He argues that accidents and losses are symptoms of defects in the management system. Two classes of loss discussed are (1) accidental -- injury/loss resulting from unintended events; and (2) purposeful -- losses rising out of criminal activity such as arson, vandalism, theft, riots, etc. Insurance is seen as a last resort in risk management, since insurance covers only direct loss and indirect losses are at least four times as great. A 3-phase safety and security program is described that emphasizes (1) prevention of the event (e.g., accident or criminal activity); (2) mitigation of consequences (minimize injury/loss resulting from accident/criminal activity); and (3) maximization of salvage (emergency medical treatment, cleanup, and return to normalcy). (Author)
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