Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services

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Human Kinetics, 2013 - Law - 302 pages
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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 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.


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Principles of Negligence
Standard of Care
Defenses Against Negligence
The Accident Process and Safety Management
Accident Causation and Safety Management
Analytical Trees
Metaphorical and Outdoor Adventure Models
Managing the Incident
Crisis Management
Supporting the Victim and the Family
The Ripple Effect
Conducting an Investigation
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

Programming for Risks
Risk Management
Risk Management Plans
The Postincident Response
Emergency Action Plans
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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.

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