FACT: The FBI designated 50 active shooter incidents in 2016 and 2017. Seven of the 50 incidents happened in an education setting, resulting in 85 individuals killed and 98 individuals wounded.
As back to school season is upon us, we encourage you to review the risk management considerations and tips listed below to keep our students and teachers healthy and safe!
Risk Management Considerations
Active Shooter: As active shooter incidents increase, more schools are buying coverage. Read this article to learn more and contact your Conner Strong & Buckelew team to further discuss this coverage. Also, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website for resources, tools and training on school and workplace violence by clicking here.
Insurance ABC’s: Need a refresher of common insurance terms? Take some time to brush up on the basics.
Protecting our Students
Back to School Safety Checklist: Protect kids traveling to and from school with these tips from the National Safety Council.
Bullying: Parents and school staff can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it and building a safe school environment. Visit this site to learn more about bullying, prevention and available resources.
Sexual Harassment Liability: Educational facilities face a great risk of sexual abuse allegations. Protect your students with these recommendations.
Protecting our Teachers
Influenza Safety for Your Classroom: Help prevent the spread of germs with these tips during a flu outbreak.
Preventing Slips and Falls at School: Slipping on a wet surface can cause serious injury. Protect yourself by following these safety guidelines.
Stress Management: According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job. Use these tips to stay physically and mentally healthy when stressed.