ERIC Number: ED117052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Selected Problems in Sports Safety.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
This publication, covering a broad spectrum of sports safety problems, is designed as a source of information for those who plan, organize, administer, or evaluate various physical education and recreational activities, athletics, or sports. In the first section, the prevention of sports injury is stressed with attention to different age groups and sexes. Some of the topics discussed are unsafe acts, qualified supervisors, effectiveness of injury control factors, safe equipment, maintenance of surfaces and facilities, enforcement of rules, and the acceptance of degrees of risk. The second section deals with preconditioning, equipment, training, supervision, and specific safety criteria in skiing, trampolining, skin and scuba diving, and boating. The topic of the third section is athletic training and emergency care. This section includes discussions of athletic facility safety, medical practices in sports, and emergency care practices for spectators at athletic and sports events. The fourth section discusses the legal liability of physical educators with regard to curriculum and negligence, the school's and coach's legal responsibilities in athletics, the legal rights and responsibilities of team physicians, the legal aspects of adult physical fitness programs, and exemptions from civil liability for physical educators while giving emergency care. (CD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Athletic Equipment, Athletics, Facility Requirements, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Medical Services, Physical Education Facilities, Recreational Activities, Safety, Supervisors
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.