What is a Risk Management Plan and What do You Need in Yours?

Everyone has told you, you need a risk management plan. A plan to follow if you have a crisis. You‘ve seen several and they look burdensome and difficult to write. Need help writing a risk management plan? Need to know what should be in your risk management plan? Need Help?

This book can help you understand and write your plan. This book is designed to help you rest easy about what you need to do and how to do it. More importantly, this book will make sure you plan is a workable plan, not one that will create liability for you.

 

                                             Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Law, and Insurance: An Overview

Chapter 2    U.S. Legal System and Legal Research

Chapter 3    Risk 25

Chapter 4    Risk, Accidents, and Litigation: Why People Sue

Chapter 5    Law 57

Chapter 6    Statutes that Affect Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 7    PreInjury Contracts to Prevent Litigation: Releases

Chapter 8    Defenses to Claims

Chapter 9    Minors

Chapter 10    Skiing and Ski Areas

Chapter 11    Other Commercial Recreational Activities

Chapter 12    Water Sports, Paddlesports, and water-based activities

Chapter 13    Rental Programs

Chapter 14    Insurance

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Can’t Sleep? Guest was injured, and you don’t know what to do? This book can answer those questions for you.

An injured guest is everyone’s business owner’s nightmare. What happened, how do you make sure it does not happen again, what can you do to help the guest, can you help the guests are just some of the questions that might be keeping you up at night.

This book can help you understand why people sue and how you can and should deal with injured, angry or upset guests of your business.

This book is designed to help you rest easy about what you need to do and how to do it. More importantly, this book will make sure you keep your business afloat and moving forward.

You did not get into the outdoor recreation business to worry or spend nights staying awake. Get prepared and learn how and why so you can sleep and quit worrying.

                                      Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Law, and Insurance: An Overview

Chapter 2    U.S. Legal System and Legal Research

Chapter 3    Risk 25

Chapter 4    Risk, Accidents, and Litigation: Why People Sue

Chapter 5    Law 57

Chapter 6    Statutes that Affect Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 7    Pre-injury Contracts to Prevent Litigation: Releases

Chapter 8    Defenses to Claims

Chapter 9    Minors

Chapter 10    Skiing and Ski Areas

Chapter 11    Other Commercial Recreational Activities

Chapter 12    Water Sports, Paddlesports, and water-based activities

Chapter 13    Rental Programs

Chapter 14    Insurance

             $99.00 plus shipping


Can’t Sleep? Guest was injured, and you don’t know what to do? This book can answer those questions for you.

An injured guest is everyone’s business owner’s nightmare. What happened, how do you make sure it does not happen again, what can you do to help the guest, can you help the guests are just some of the questions that might be keeping you up at night.

This book can help you understand why people sue and how you can and should deal with injured, angry or upset guests of your business.

This book is designed to help you rest easy about what you need to do and how to do it. More importantly, this book will make sure you keep your business afloat and moving forward.

You did not get into the outdoor recreation business to worry or spend nights staying awake. Get prepared and learn how and why so you can sleep and quit worrying.

                                      Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Law, and Insurance: An Overview

Chapter 2    U.S. Legal System and Legal Research

Chapter 3    Risk 25

Chapter 4    Risk, Accidents, and Litigation: Why People Sue

Chapter 5    Law 57

Chapter 6    Statutes that Affect Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 7    Pre-injury Contracts to Prevent Litigation: Releases

Chapter 8    Defenses to Claims

Chapter 9    Minors

Chapter 10    Skiing and Ski Areas

Chapter 11    Other Commercial Recreational Activities

Chapter 12    Water Sports, Paddlesports, and water-based activities

Chapter 13    Rental Programs

Chapter 14    Insurance

             $99.00 plus shipping


What is a Risk Management Plan and What do You Need in Yours?

Everyone has told you, you need a risk management plan. A plan to follow if you have a crisis. You‘ve seen several and they look burdensome and difficult to write. Need help writing a risk management plan? Need to know what should be in your risk management plan? Need Help?

This book can help you understand and write your plan. This book is designed to help you rest easy about what you need to do and how to do it. More importantly, this book will make sure you plan is a workable plan, not one that will create liability for you.

 

                                             Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Law, and Insurance: An Overview

Chapter 2    U.S. Legal System and Legal Research

Chapter 3    Risk 25

Chapter 4    Risk, Accidents, and Litigation: Why People Sue

Chapter 5    Law 57

Chapter 6    Statutes that Affect Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 7    PreInjury Contracts to Prevent Litigation: Releases

Chapter 8    Defenses to Claims

Chapter 9    Minors

Chapter 10    Skiing and Ski Areas

Chapter 11    Other Commercial Recreational Activities

Chapter 12    Water Sports, Paddlesports, and water-based activities

Chapter 13    Rental Programs

Chapter 14    Insurance

               $99.00 plus shipping


SFIA Partners with World Federation to Promote Global Product Labeling Database

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SGMA Changes its name after 107 years to Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)

Dear Members and Friends of SGMA:

For the past 107 years, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) has been your source of research-based knowledge, a leader in professional development, the sports and fitness industry’s voice and advocate on Capitol Hill, and the community on which you rely to address common challenges and take collective action.

We all recognize the rapid and deep change our industry has experienced in recent years. As our industry evolves, our organization has identified the need to realign our positioning, communications and service offerings. Thus, following careful deliberations based on an extensive strategic planning process, the SGMA Board of Directors has approved a complete rebranding process for our Association. I’d like to walk you through some of these exciting developments:

Transition of Our Name – SGMA to SFIA

The SGMA Board of Directors has approved a new name for our organization: Sports & Fitness Industry Association, with the acronym SFIA.

Our research and personal experiences indicate that common understandings of “sporting goods” and “manufacturers” have evolved while our terminology has not. Thus, the change from “Sporting Goods” to “Sports & Fitness” is more definitive about our inclusion of brands connected to fitness and active lifestyle products. The change from “Manufacturers” to “Industry” embraces a broader community including suppliers, brands, major sports and fitness retailers and partners – a much clearer reflection of our current and future membership. This is not a change in philosophy for our organization as we already have many members in these categories. It is simply a more accurate and transparent indication of the industry segments that we serve. And while we continue to embrace, celebrate and support the many companies who manufacture their own products, our general membership (including many of those manufacturers) has indicated that there is a need to move beyond the traditional label of a “manufacturers” association.

Formal Ratification of the Name Change

While the Board has approved all of the elements connected to the overall rebranding, changing the name of SGMA requires a vote of the membership, which will be done by proxy and ratified at the SGMA Annual meeting this fall.

This Is About Much More Than a Name Change: New Industry Initiatives

This rebranding process is about much more than a name change. It starts with the basics—a laser focus on the new mission statement developed by our Board of Directors: To Promote Sports and Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality. It is a reflection of a broad Board-driven, multi-year strategic planning process that instills a disciplined focus on four core offerings: Thought Leadership & Events, Public & Industry Affairs, Member Services and Research Insights.

Specifically, we are working hard to enhance our member offerings with the launch of several initiatives including:

  • New Thought Leadership initiatives including the 2013 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit, scheduled for September 25-26, 2013.

  • A national campaign to grow sport and fitness participation: PHIT America

  • A new “member friendly’” website: http://www.SFIA.org

  • A comprehensive SFIA Supplier Directory

  • A groundbreaking new “Grassroots Sports Participation in America” research report

  • Content enhancements and design updates to our weekly e-newsletter, InBrief

  • Major upgrades to our Product Testing member benefit

You will learn more about these initiatives in the coming weeks. In the meantime, for more information, please visit the FAQ section on our website.

I want to emphasize that the foundation of our organization and the core constituents who benefit from their affiliation with our organization remains the same. The rebranding process simply helps us articulate a more accurate picture of who we represent and how we bring value to those entities while simultaneously identifying our members’ most pressing issues and providing resources that help address those problems.

In short, this is a very exciting time in the long, proud history of our trade association. The rebranding process is an important example of our ongoing commitment to fulfilling our organization’s mission. We remain universally committed to our most significant priority: to continue developing and delivering products, resources and events to our members that help enhance their businesses. The upcoming name change and the rollout of our new services and initiatives are a strong reflection of our continued commitment to fulfilling our leadership role in this great industry.

Thank you for your continued investment in SGMA as we transition to the newly branded Sports & Fitness Industry Association. As always, our staff remains proud to serve the sports and fitness community and the outstanding individuals who work in this industry.

Larry Franklin

Tom Cove

Chairman of the Board

President & CEO

Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

Mission: To Promote Sports and Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality

Corporate Philosophy: We believe sports and physical activity enhance people’s lives. By providing tangible value to our member companies, SGMA promotes and supports the sports and fitness
industry’s growth, profitability and importance.

SGMA * 8505 Fenton Street, Suite 211 * Silver Spring, MD * 20910 * p: 301.495.6321 * www.sgma.com

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Critical Dates Regarding the New Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

November 12th is the First in a Series of Critical Dates Regarding the New Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

SGMA Members are being alerted now to act with all due speed. Non-compliance with the Act may put your company at risk for monetary and possible criminal violations.

SGMA and our Legal Task Force are in communication with the CPSC and attend all Commission meetings and hearings that pertain to issues affecting you. The following are some of the most pressing deadlines and issues that you need to be aware of and address immediately:

• On November 12, 2008 all products subject to the CPSIA bans and standards as well as subject to any similar rule, ban, standard or regulation under any other Act enforced by the Commission, must be self-certified with a General Conformity Certification.

• The General Conformity Certificate must be based on a “test of each product or upon a reasonable testing program.”

• Certificates must accompany each product or shipment of products covered by the same certificate. And, a copy of the certificate must be furnished to each and every distributor and retailer of the product.

• If a General Conformity Certificate does not accompany each imported product or product shipment then all of your products “shall be refused admission.”Products refused admission can be destroyed!

• The Commission warned that each company needs to go through a detailed analysis of its products to determine whether your products are subject to the CPSIA’s new self-certification requirements.

It is imperative for your company to do a thorough product analysis. Do not delay! Call SGMA or our Legal Task Force members for advice immediately.

This ALERT is merely a tip of the iceberg with respect to what SGMA members must do to comply with the CPSIA and its rolling dates over the next 2-3 years. To keep you well-informed SGMA’s Legal Task Force will have another conference call on October 27, 2008 to update you on the most pressing deadlines and issues involving the CPSIA and the up-to-date thinking of the Commission. Details regarding the call will be emailed shortly.

SGMA members can visit www.sgma.com for further CPSC details and to access a CPSC Improvement Act Recap PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the issues that were discussed during the September 11th CPSC Conference Call that SGMA hosted. Members can also contact Chris Strong, SGMA’s Director of Business Development, at 202.349.9413 or cstrong@sgma.com.