Safety Sound Bites

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In our series of Safety Sound Bites, our consulting team will offer insights and recommendations from what they are seeing in the field and steps you can take to keep your organization safe.

Safety Sound Bites Library

Use the links below to navigate to the Safety Sound Bite you are interested in listening to. You can also listen to the Sound Bites based on when they were released below. 

Safety Sound Bites by Week

Week of January 15th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of supervising and engaging youth during downtime in youth programs. 

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss how your organization can prevent catalytic converter theft from your vehicles. 

Week of December 18th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss common injuries we see among staff in the winter and what your organization can do to prepare now to keep everyone safe.

Week of December 4th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss how critical it is for organizations to incorporate strong feedback systems into their abuse prevention practices. 

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss how you can adequately supervise both your organization’s internal swim team programs and outside groups who are operating swim teams at your organization.

Week of November 13th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss how critical it is for organizations to have oxygen on-site in the event of a medical or aquatic event. 

Week of October 30th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of lifeguard rotations in keeping guards alert and focused on the water. 

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of screening, training and supervising volunteers in your programs to keep kids safe and to make sure all policies and procedures are being followed. 

Week of October 16th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of supervision and training to ensure that staff are intervening when bullying occurs in programs.

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of having safe drivers operating vehicles for your programs in order to prevent minor accidents and vehicle damage. 

Week of October 2nd


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of your organization having an updated emergency action plan that is regularly reviewed and communicated with staff. 

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of adequately staffing and supervising your fall camp programs. 

Week of September 18th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of staff being properly positioned and adequately supervising all youth on indoor playgrounds. 

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of setting clear expectations in after-school programs.

Week of September 4th


In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of lifeguards guarding every swimmer in the water, regardless of other protections that are in place.

In this Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of adequate supervision in bathrooms during after-school programs. 

Week of August 21st


In the Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the implications of using more than 2 colors to mark your non-swimmers and steps your organization can take to simplify your marking procedures.

In the Safety Sound Bite, we will discuss the importance of staff actively engaging with the youth in their care at all times.