emergency action plan

Lightning Safety: Best Practices Focus On 8-Point Plan

According to a 2013 position statement issued by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, a proper lightning safety policy consists of the following 8-point plan:

1.  Establish a lightning-specific emergency action plan.  Sports programs should formalize and implement a comprehensive, pro-active emergency action plan (EAP) specific to lightning safety which is rehearsed annually and includes:


Emergency Action Plan Needed For Every Youth Sports Program

While not mandated by law, best health and safety practices require that school, independent and community-based youth sports organizations develop, implement, and practice an emergency action plan (EAP) to protect the safety of athletes, spectators, coaches, and officials in case of a medical emergency.

A comprehensive EAP should:


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