ERIC Number: ED380968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Myths about Disabilities and Risks.
Seidman, Anna; Tremper, Charles
This booklet presents risk management strategies for organizations employing people with disabilities. First, the booklet contrasts common beliefs (such as that disabilities are obvious) with actual facts and their implications for risk management. It then discusses several risk management related exceptions in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as the permitted exclusion of an individual if the placement would create a "direct threat" to health or safety, and reviews the ADA's relationship to public health and safety laws. General risk management strategies are identified, including the importance of careful job analysis and position descriptions prior to selecting an individual, provision of necessary training to reduce hazards, emergency preparedness, and community relations. Suggestions are offered for the following specific disabilities: mobility and other physical impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, cognitive impairments, and psychiatric impairments. A brief list of disability organizations is attached as is a list of risk management publications for community-serving organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Misconceptions, Risk Management, Safety Education, Staff Development
NoRMaC Publications, 1001 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 (single copy free, send self-addressed, stamped envelope; sets of 10, $5; sets of 100, $35; includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990