Sport Safety Policies Ranking Archive

Below is a table with the summary of the changes made in the most recent update.

Last Update: August 12, 2019

State Old Rank New Rank Old Points New Points Change Score Areas Changed
California 50 50 30 30.80 +0.8 Emergency Preparedness

·       Every school or organization that sponsors athletics should develop an EAP specifically for managing serious and/or potentially life-threatening sport-related injuries (athletics emergency action plan AEAP)

Georgia 13 5 56.98 70.20 +13.22 Heat

·       If exertional heat stroke is suspected, onsite cooling using cold water immersion before transport to the hospital  

Emergency Preparedness

·       Every school should distribute the AEAP to all athletics staff  

·       The AEAP should be specific to each venue (including maps, directions, etc.)  

·       On-site emergency equipment that may be needed in an emergency situation should be listed  

·       The AEAP should identify personnel and their responsibilities to carry out the plan of action with a designated chain of command  

·       Appropriate contact information for EMS  

·       AEAP should be reviewed and rehearsed annually by all parties involved  

·       Healthcare professionals who will provide medical coverage during games, practices, or other events should be included  

·       CPR/AED and First Aid training required for all coaches  

Massachusetts 3 2 75.03 79.40 +4.37 Heat

·       The recommended heat policy is based off of WBGT 

·       The environmental conditions guidelines are based off of epidemiological data specific to that state/region (for bigger states a more comprehensive analysis may be needed)  

·       The heat policy has at minimum 4 levels of modification, including the. Modification of practice time 

·       policy includes modification of equipment (if applicable to the sport) 

·       Policy includes modification of work:rest ratios, including unrestricted access to fluids 

·       Policy mentions the use of a shaded area for rest breaks 

New Jersey 1 1 79.03 83.4 +4.37 Heat

·       The heat policy is based off WBGT 

Oregon 7 6 61.59 66.59 +5 Athletic Training Licensure

·       Athletic trainers must be licensed

·       The environmental conditions guidelines are based off of epidemiological data specific to that state/region (for bigger states a more comprehensive analysis may be needed)  

·       The heat policy has at minimum 4 levels of modification, including the. Modification of practice time 

·       policy includes modification of equipment (if applicable to the sport) 

·       Policy includes modification of work:rest ratios, including unrestricted access to fluids 

·       Policy mentions the use of shaded area for rest breaks

 

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Archived rankings/summaries:

August 2019

April 2019

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

Original Rankings (official original manuscript)