A reference for administrators and managers in charge of safety in a wide range of sport and recreation settings. This is a textbook for students studying Sport Management. This work aims to give the reader an understanding of current and important safety issues in the field, using real life examples and resource finders with web links. Chapters open with example scenarios where a risk management plan is needed, which is then revisited at the end of the chapter for readers to use the information they have learnt to explain what type of risk management should be implemented. The book covers an enormous range of safety issues, such as lightning safety, heat illness, aquatics safety, playground equipment, drug abuse and action plans for medical emergencies.
John Spengler is an assistant professor at the University of Florida. He is a widely published author on sport and recreation safety and legal issues. Daniel Connaughton is a consultant and expert witness in legal cases involving sports, recreation, physical education, aquatics, diving and fitness and health club activities. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Florida. Andrew Pittman is the Co-ordinator of the Sport Management Programme at Baylor University, Texas. He is the author or has co-authored a number of texts in sport law and sport management and regularly presents at conferences on these subjects.