Tag: safety

Head Injury

| March 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

In our activity, head injury is a risk.  It is important as educators that we understand the risks and the appropriate response when injury occurs.  Please make sure you know your county’s policy regarding injury and student safety.  And always make sure to notify parents in the case of a head injury – even when […]

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A Teachable Moment: Travel Safety

| March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

As teams throughout the country look forward to winter guard championships competitions, spring trips, even the WGI World Championships event, directors are faced with a great responsibility – that of overnight supervision of teenagers. As educators, we are often presented with opportunities to teach our performers skills that will extend beyond our activity and make […]

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Check Those Freckles!

| October 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Some of you may have read my last blog, “Sunscreen,” where I discussed my recent visit to the dermatologist and the importance of reminding our students to wear sunscreen even though the weather is turning cooler. The dermatologist called yesterday to give me my test results for the two freckles that he biopsied.  I want […]

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Sunscreen!

| October 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today I went to the dermatologist.  It wasn’t a “regular screening.”  Rather, I went because I was scared by a new mole on my arm that seemed to pop up overnight.  Turns out … the dermatologist thinks it was some sort of strange bug bite (as it has begun to fade in the past few […]

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Tip for Today: Tape the metal pieces of your rifle.

| August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

The metal pieces of a rifle can be particularly sharp on bare hands, especially in cold weather.  Avoid injury by taping over all exposed metal including swivels and strap screws with electrical tape before the season begins.

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Tip for Today: Avoid PVC for Standard Poles

| August 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Don’t Use PVC for your standard size flag pole.  The inherent flexibility creates unnecessary strain on the wrist which could lead to injury.

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Tip for Today: Tape Your Strap Screws!

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Tape Rifle Screws

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Tape Your Rubber Stoppers to the Pole!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"Play it Safe! Make sure your rubber stoppers are taped securely to your poles, otherwise the stopper and any bolts beneath could fly off and hit someone as the pole spins."

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Health Benefits of Drum Corps

| July 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

For those of you who don’t know about Field and Floor – you should definitely visit!  Field and Floor is a long-running blog/e-zine run by our friend David G. Hill.  He’s incredibly great at finding interesting marching-related articles on the web and highlighting them for his readers.  David, I apologize for “copying” you twice today […]

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