Put Your Back into It
By Annette Satterly, Risk Management Associate and Harry Cheff, Risk Management Associate
Once proper body mechanics are understood, this statement should be enough to make you cringe.
Between 7/1/15 and 4/2/19, there were four hundred forty-eight (448) back injuries reported that cost $1,236,506.00. During the same time period, there were two hundred ninety-five (295) shoulder injuries reported that cost $2,713,803.00. Workers compensation funds come out of the general fund. This is money that would have been better spent elsewhere. More importantly than the cost, this is seven hundred thirteen (713) people who were hurt! Read more
Summer Sports Camps and Insurance
By Matt Komac, MSGIA Assistant Director for Property & Liability Pool Operations
As summer approaches, many of our members receive requests for the use of their facilities for summer sports camps. These camps may be sponsored by the member school district’s coaches and/or staff, or they may be presented by outside organizations. If the camp is not being sponsored or presented by the school district, or if the proceeds are going to the coach rather than the school district, then MSGIA strongly recommends that the district require the sponsors/coaches to purchase and provide proof of a liability insurance policy covering the event. Read more