Welcome to Risk Management, working directly to help ensure the districts assets (students, staff and property) are protected against injury or loss. We strive to inform, educate and prepare for safe operations, avoiding costly accidents that might result in the diversion of funds away from the classroom. Together, our efforts help maximize the resources available for student success. Areas of responsibilities include:
Health & Safety Tips for February 2019
Foil the FLU
Flu season often peaks between December and February, but can last until May. Following, are tips to help to prevent the flu:
- Get vaccinated
- Wash your hands with warm, soapy water often
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- lean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with germs—soap and water is a good start
- Get a good night’s sleep, exercise, manage your stress, eat nutritious food, and stay hydrated
Slash the Salt – did you know?
Just 11% of your sodium intake comes from the salt you cook with or add at the table. Most of the sodium Americans consume (71%) comes from ultra-processed, packaged, and restaurant food (e.g., deli meat, pickles, and barbeque sauce). Sodium is high in these foods, because it is used to prevent spoilage, prohibit growth of pathogens, improve appearance, and enhance flavor or texture.
Banishing salt from your diet is also not recommended; at least 1,500 mg of sodium per day is required for normal body functioning. Best practices would be to cut back. A good first step would be decreasing use of salty sauces and dressings and instead boosting flavor with citrus fruits, such as lemon or lime; herbs, such as basil, oregano, and rosemary; spices, such as cumin, cinnamon, and coriander; or aromatics, including garlic, onion, and ginger.
Exercise Guidelines for Adults
To protect longevity, your weekly exercise target should be at least:
- 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g., brisk walking)
- Or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., cross training)
- Or a combination of both
- And 2 or 3 muscle-strengthening workouts.
(Children and teens should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily)
As much as possible, get up, get moving, and enjoy living.