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Human Services & Schools News

If you serve children, families and vulnerable populations we are here to help you. The Human Services and Schools Specialty Insurance Program from Marshall & Sterling provides a risk management path for you to follow including resources on safety, operations and regulatory compliance. Our newsletters are packed with information that leaders can use in their everyday operations. These topics are an introduction to the types of trainings, resources and relationships our program includes for our policyholders.

 

This Month's Issue:

There are countless unique risks and liabilities associated with an educational facilities and human service organizations. One such liability that has been highlighted in the media in recent years is the sexual harassment of minors and vulnerable consumers. Another is burnout from job-related stress. See these prevention and management tips for your organization:

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October 2016:

This month's articles provide stress prevention and management tips for your organization:

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September 2016:

This month's articles are packed with safety information that you can use in your everyday operations:

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August 2016:

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July 2016:

The Human Services & Schools Specialty Insurance Program from Marshall & Sterling is here to help you - providing a risk management path for you to follow including resources on safety, operations and regulatory compliance. This month's articles are packed with information that you can use in your everyday operations.

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March 2016:

Preparedness is key. Most school districts and individual schools have emergency management plans in place. However, they are not always practiced regularly, coordinated with community resources, updated regularly or based on factual data and circumstances. As a result, when schools and districts find themselves in situations that merit an emergency response, they are often left unprepared. See these tips and regulations for safety, cyber, and pollution at your organization:

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January 2016:

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December 2015:

Reviewing incidents when they occur, even horrible events like a mass shooting, will help to ease anxiety and focus leaders and staff on what can be done to keep harm from occurring to your children and your organization. Now is a good time to review your emergency response procedures:

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October 2015:

  • Background Checks Alone Are Not Enough
  • Psst! What's Your Body Trying to Tell You?
  • Controlling Premium Audits to Eliminate Overcharges

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September 2015:
School is back in session and fall is creeping in. Here are some tips for your child welfare organization that can help you minimize risk:

  • Field Trip Safety Best Practices
  • Driving Your School Bus Safely
  • Sport Safety: Eye Protection

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July 2015:
Summer is here, and kids are loving the outdoors. This month's newsletter focuses on three safety precautions to be aware of:

  • Playground Safety Best Practices
  • Protecting Children from Concussions 
  • Treating and Identifying Bug Bites & Stings

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Spring 2014: Children's Safety - Playgrounds
One of the best things about nice weather is that children can head to the playground. But whether it's a public playground or a home jungle gym, it is necessary to take certain safety precautions.

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Winter 2014: Winter Weather Safety

Though everyone is at risk of developing frostbite when outside in winter, some are more susceptible than others. In fact, children, the elderly, diabetics and those with circulatory problems tend to get frostbite more often.

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