Consider safety and rescue over a natural experience
When the water level is low, anyone can easily walk across the stream. In contrast, when the river swells during spring, traversing this same spot can be potentially dangerous, particularly for users who are not trained in crossing rivers.
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Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services provides both students and professionals with a systematic approach to safety. By integrating risk management, accident prevention, and emergency response with information on legal liability, Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services enables leisure service providers to implement strategies to reduce or eliminate bodily injury, property damage, and financial loss.
Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services uses a four-phase integrated risk management model. The first three phases focus on negligence, the accident process, and risk management plans to reduce or eliminate injury, damage, or loss. The fourth phase focuses on what to do after an incident occurs to reduce the impact of injury, damage, or loss.
Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services features several unique aspects for students and professionals in the recreation and park field. It covers safety prevention and accident processes in the recreation and parks field. Then it addresses how to manage the post-incident situation to reduce impacts. Last, the text integrates these two new areas with the traditional areas of legal liability and risk management planning in an effort to provide safer recreation and park programs.
Part I: Principles of Negligence
Chapter 1. Negligence General Legal Principles Four Windows of Negligence Professional Conduct Summary Exercises
Chapter 2. Standard of Care Visitor Categories Recreation Land Use Statutes Attractive Nuisance Summary Exercises
Chapter 3. Defenses Against Negligence Legal Doctrines That Limit Liability Transfer Strategies Reduction Strategies Summary Exercises
Part II: The Accident Process and Safety Management
Chapter 4. Accident Causation and Safety Management Historical Overview of Safety Management Behavioral Models Epidemiological Models Human Error Management Human Error Model Highly Reliable Organizations A Cautionary Note Summary Exercises
Chapter 5. Analytical Trees Event and Causal Factor Analysis Barrier Analysis Tree Analysis The Four Ts: Terminate, Treat, Transfer, and Tolerate Summary Exercises
Chapter 6. Metaphorical and Outdoor Adventure Models What Are Metaphorical Models? Early Metaphorical Models Examining Underlying Factors in Accidents and Accident Models Metaphorical Accident Models Negligence and Program Planning Implications Summary Exercises
Chapter 7. Programming for Risks 2x2 Risk Matrix: Perceived Versus Actual Risks Adventure Experience Paradigm Programming Implications Integrating Underlying Factors and Accident Process Legal Implications Summary Exercises
Part III: Risk Management
Chapter 8. Risk Management Plans Winding River Canoe Rentals Case Study Risk Management Process Structure of the Risk Management Plan Risk Management Process Applied to Winding River Canoe Rentals Summary Exercises
Part IV: The Postincident Response
Chapter 9. Emergency Action Plans Components of an EAP Writing EAP Statements Legal Review Alternative EAP Format Summary Exercises
Chapter 10. Managing the Incident Search Phase Rescue Phase Medical Phase Evacuation Phase Management Function Summary Exercises
Chapter 11. Crisis Management The Need for Good Crisis Management General Rules and Principles for the PIO Managing the Crisis Media Summary Exercises
Chapter 12. Supporting the Victim and the Family Importance of Providing Support to Victims and Their Families Dealing With the Anger of the Victim and the Victim’s Family Emergency Action Plan Summary Exercises
Chapter 13. The Ripple Effect Impact of the Ripple Effect Symptoms of Stress and the Ripple Effect Critical Incident Stress Management Summary Exercises
Chapter 14. Conducting an Investigation Need for Investigation Internal or External Study Selecting an Investigator Investigation Model Legal Implications Summary Exercises
Appendix A. High Achievers’ Climb to Death Appendix B. Decide to Return: A Strategy for Safe Sea Kayaking Appendix C. Cold, Wet, and Alive Bibliography Index About the Authors
Textbook for undergraduate legal liability and risk management courses. Reference for professors in recreation and leisure studies and professionals in recreation, parks, and leisure.
Robert B. Kauffman, PhD, is a professor and chair of the department of recreation and parks management at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland.
Kauffman has more than 30 years of experience in the safety field, in particular boating safety. He has worked to bring content areas of the safety field into the mainstream of the recreation and parks field. He has produced award-winning videos and boating safety materials, including Cold, Wet, and Alive (the most widely used boating safety video among boating law educators in the United States), Decide to Return, and Almost a Perfect Day. Kauffman has also served as an expert witness and has used several of those cases as case studies in this book.
In 2010, Kauffman received the Outstanding Faculty Award for Professional Achievement from Frostburg State University. He received the same award for service in 1999. In 2005, he received the Citation Award from the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association for lifetime achievement, the organization’s highest honor. He also received a Telly Award (2009) and three Golden Eagle Awards (2012, 1994, and 1989) from the Council for International Non-theatrical Events (CINE) for his work on the production of boating safety videos.
Kauffman and his wife, Sally, reside in Frostburg, Maryland. In his free time, he enjoys canoeing, rafting, biking, and photography.
Merry L. Moiseichik, ReD, JD, is a professor of recreation and sport management in the department of health, human performance and recreation at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In developing and teaching the risk management course for the program at the University of Arkansas, Moiseichik gained an understanding of the challenges students have in comprehending risk management. This understanding along with her knowledge of law provided important insight into the writing of Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services.
Moiseichik also works with communities to evaluate risk within all areas of their recreation departments and has served as a consultant to commercial recreation agencies in evaluating risk for insurance company reporting. She is also a National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) certified playground safety inspector.
A frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences, Moiseichik has published over 15 journal articles, edited 3 books, and authored 7 book chapters. Moiseichik also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport.
In 2006, Moiseichik received an Honor Award from the Sport and Recreation Law Association and a Research Award from the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. She is a past president and a current member of the Sport and Recreation Law Association.
Moiseichik resides in Fayetteville. In her free time she enjoys camping, canoeing, biking, and playing board games.