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Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs PDF

Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures

Author: Aram Attarian

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ISBN: 9781492577447

©2012

Page Count: 144

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Based on real-life experiences, Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs: Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures offers both students and professionals practice in applying risk management strategies to situations encountered in outdoor and adventure programs.

Written by Aram Attarian, an experienced professor and professional in outdoor and adventure recreation, Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs presents a systematic model for determining why an incident happened and what could be done to prevent a repeat occurrence. More than 50 real-life scenarios represent various situations encountered in outdoor and adventure programming, such as peanut allergies, bridge jumping, stalking by mountain lions, and lightning strikes. These scenarios offer guidance in analyzing hazardous situations and applying appropriate strategies in safety and risk management. Each scenario is followed by questions that can guide discussion or promote research in concepts or policies that are important to outdoor and adventure programming.

Accidents and mishaps are a reality in outdoor and adventure programs. Applying risk management strategies to the scenarios in Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs gives outdoor adventure leaders increased knowledge of the inherent risks of their profession as well as their legal responsibilities in programming, leadership, and management. This text can help leaders and their participants enjoy safe and successful adventures in the great outdoors.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Risk Management

Risk Management Models

Incident Countermeasures

Emergency Action Plans

Summary

Chapter 2. Risk Management Legal Terms and Concepts

Contracts

Tort Law

Due Diligence

Duty to Warn

Summary

Chapter 3. Program Staff and Participants

Instructors and Guides

Staff Training

Program Participants

Summary

Responding to Emergencies

Open-Toed Shoes

Returning Staff

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Peanut Allergy

Lost Student

Poor Route Finding

Staying on Schedule

Solo Instructing

Medical History Can Make a Difference

Inappropriate Physical Contact

Waterfall Presents a Danger

Bridge Jumping

Client Injured While Rafting

Summit Attempt

Outing Turns Tragic

Injury on the Challenge Course

Day Hike Turns Into Overnight

Training Exercise Goes Wrong

Demonstration Goes Wrong

Lost Kayakers

Instructors Charged With Murder

Chapter 4. Environmental Conditions

Minimizing Objective Dangers

Summary

Scout Leaders Say They Got No Warning

Lightning Strikes Climbers

Lightning Strikes Campers

Man Struck by Lightning on Solo Hike

Excessive Heat Can Kill

Avalanche Kills Skiers

Mountain Lion Stalks Group

Black Bear Problem

Smile for the Camera

Snake Bite

Proceed With Caution When River Crossing

Student Drowns in a Stream Crossing

Drowning in a Forest Pool

Student Drowns After Jumping Into Backcountry Swimming Hole

Rescue Teams Save Church Group

Open Canoes Over Open Water

Chapter 5. Technology

Technology and Adventure and Guided Programs

Nontechnical and Technical Equipment

Personal Protection Equipment

Equipment Logistics

Clothing

Summary

Stranded Hiker Uses Personal Locator Beacon to Summon Help

Hikers Evacuated After Three SPOT Activations in Three Days

Anchor Fails, Student Sues

Fall From Climbing Wall

Instructor’s Inattention Blamed for Student’s Death

Repair Kits Can Be Deadly

Automated External Defibrillator in the Woods

Stove Fueling Incident Causes Serious Burns

Boiling Water Fills Boot

Boiling Water Scalds

Chapter 6. Transportation

Fifteen-Passenger Vans

Transportation Alternatives

Controlling Transportation Risk

Maintenance

Summary

Narrow Road Proves to Be a Challenge

Road Conditions Create Problem for Van Driver

Tripping Incident

Icy Road Conditions

Trailer Towing Presents Risks

No Brakes

Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement.com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School.

Attarian has over 30 years of experience in adventure education and outdoor leadership working with a range of individuals and settings, including adjudicated youth, college and university programs, businesses, camps, and Outward Bound. His most significant experiences have been with North Carolina Outward Bound (NCOB), where he worked as an instructor, climber, and course director for over 25 years.

Currently, Attarian serves on the NCOB board of directors and chairs its safety committee. He is also a member of the American Alpine Club Safety Advisory Council and is a regional contributor to Accidents in North American Mountaineering. In his free time, Attarian enjoys rock climbing, outdoor living, and working on his hobby farm in western North Carolina. He resides in Raleigh.

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Aram Attarian

Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs PDF

$29.00 USD

Based on real-life experiences, Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs: Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures offers both students and professionals practice in applying risk management strategies to situations encountered in outdoor and adventure programs.

Written by Aram Attarian, an experienced professor and professional in outdoor and adventure recreation, Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs presents a systematic model for determining why an incident happened and what could be done to prevent a repeat occurrence. More than 50 real-life scenarios represent various situations encountered in outdoor and adventure programming, such as peanut allergies, bridge jumping, stalking by mountain lions, and lightning strikes. These scenarios offer guidance in analyzing hazardous situations and applying appropriate strategies in safety and risk management. Each scenario is followed by questions that can guide discussion or promote research in concepts or policies that are important to outdoor and adventure programming.

Accidents and mishaps are a reality in outdoor and adventure programs. Applying risk management strategies to the scenarios in Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs gives outdoor adventure leaders increased knowledge of the inherent risks of their profession as well as their legal responsibilities in programming, leadership, and management. This text can help leaders and their participants enjoy safe and successful adventures in the great outdoors.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Risk Management

Risk Management Models

Incident Countermeasures

Emergency Action Plans

Summary

Chapter 2. Risk Management Legal Terms and Concepts

Contracts

Tort Law

Due Diligence

Duty to Warn

Summary

Chapter 3. Program Staff and Participants

Instructors and Guides

Staff Training

Program Participants

Summary

Responding to Emergencies

Open-Toed Shoes

Returning Staff

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Peanut Allergy

Lost Student

Poor Route Finding

Staying on Schedule

Solo Instructing

Medical History Can Make a Difference

Inappropriate Physical Contact

Waterfall Presents a Danger

Bridge Jumping

Client Injured While Rafting

Summit Attempt

Outing Turns Tragic

Injury on the Challenge Course

Day Hike Turns Into Overnight

Training Exercise Goes Wrong

Demonstration Goes Wrong

Lost Kayakers

Instructors Charged With Murder

Chapter 4. Environmental Conditions

Minimizing Objective Dangers

Summary

Scout Leaders Say They Got No Warning

Lightning Strikes Climbers

Lightning Strikes Campers

Man Struck by Lightning on Solo Hike

Excessive Heat Can Kill

Avalanche Kills Skiers

Mountain Lion Stalks Group

Black Bear Problem

Smile for the Camera

Snake Bite

Proceed With Caution When River Crossing

Student Drowns in a Stream Crossing

Drowning in a Forest Pool

Student Drowns After Jumping Into Backcountry Swimming Hole

Rescue Teams Save Church Group

Open Canoes Over Open Water

Chapter 5. Technology

Technology and Adventure and Guided Programs

Nontechnical and Technical Equipment

Personal Protection Equipment

Equipment Logistics

Clothing

Summary

Stranded Hiker Uses Personal Locator Beacon to Summon Help

Hikers Evacuated After Three SPOT Activations in Three Days

Anchor Fails, Student Sues

Fall From Climbing Wall

Instructor’s Inattention Blamed for Student’s Death

Repair Kits Can Be Deadly

Automated External Defibrillator in the Woods

Stove Fueling Incident Causes Serious Burns

Boiling Water Fills Boot

Boiling Water Scalds

Chapter 6. Transportation

Fifteen-Passenger Vans

Transportation Alternatives

Controlling Transportation Risk

Maintenance

Summary

Narrow Road Proves to Be a Challenge

Road Conditions Create Problem for Van Driver

Tripping Incident

Icy Road Conditions

Trailer Towing Presents Risks

No Brakes

Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement.com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School.

Attarian has over 30 years of experience in adventure education and outdoor leadership working with a range of individuals and settings, including adjudicated youth, college and university programs, businesses, camps, and Outward Bound. His most significant experiences have been with North Carolina Outward Bound (NCOB), where he worked as an instructor, climber, and course director for over 25 years.

Currently, Attarian serves on the NCOB board of directors and chairs its safety committee. He is also a member of the American Alpine Club Safety Advisory Council and is a regional contributor to Accidents in North American Mountaineering. In his free time, Attarian enjoys rock climbing, outdoor living, and working on his hobby farm in western North Carolina. He resides in Raleigh.

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