SAFETY OFFICER TRAINING & UPDATES MASON CLUB SPORTS

WELCOME BACK

Dear Mason Club Sports Safety Officers,

If you're continuing as a Safety Officer, consider this information as a quick refresher. For those stepping into the role of Safety Officer for the first time, please ensure you thoroughly review the information provided below and follow each step of the outlined training process.

As we prepare for the upcoming semester, it's essential that we prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants. To achieve this goal, we have outlined specific requirements that must be completed prior beginning your role as a Safety Officer for your club. These requirements are designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure a safe environment for everyone involved in our club activities.

Expectations for Safety Officers During Training:

  1. Comprehensive Review: Thoroughly review and understand all information provided in the Safety Officer Training Modules.
  2. Video Training: Watch and fully comprehend all required training videos listed below.
  3. Assessment Completion: Successfully pass the Safety Officer Quiz to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the training content.
  4. Agreement Submission: Submit the completed Safety Officer Agreement to affirm understanding and commitment to the responsibilities of the role.
  5. Certification Upload: Upload a copy of their current First Aid/CPR/AED certification to verify readiness to handle emergency situations.
  6. In-Person Training Attendance: Attend a mandatory in-person skills refresher prior to the start of each semester.

If you have any questions or require further clarification on any of the requirements, please feel free to reach out to us. Your dedication to participant safety is deeply appreciated, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Thank you for your commitment to the safety and success of Mason Club Sports. Let's work together to make this year memorable and safe for everyone involved.

SAFETY OFFICER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Clubs are REQUIRED to have a minimum of 1 qualified Safety Officer at each practice or game. Clubs will remain inactive until all required trainings are completed, and you have a minimum of two Safety Officers.

If your club does not have a minimum of 2 Safety Officers who have completed all requirements a minimum of 24 hours prior to their first activity, it will be canceled until complete.

STEP 1: REVIEW ALL REQUIRED MODULES BELOW

STEP 2: WATCH THE MANDATORY TRAINING VIDEOS

  1. Concussion Education: This mandatory training video is specifically designed for Club Sport Safety Officers and is an annual requirement to ensure the safety and well-being of athletes. The video delivers crucial information on the recognition, management, and prevention of concussions in sports settings. Viewers will learn about the symptoms of concussions, the importance of immediate and appropriate responses to suspected concussions. This comprehensive guide emphasizes the critical role of safety officers in fostering a safe sporting environment and promoting athlete health through education on concussion risks and protocols.​
  2. Blood Borne Pathogens: This training video is designed for Club Sport Safety Officers and must be reviewed annually to maintain compliance and ensure safety. It provides instruction on recognizing, handling, and preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens. By the end of this session, viewers will be well-equipped with the knowledge necessary to protect themselves and others from potential exposure to infectious diseases.​
  3. Connect 2 Walkthrough: This targeted training video is essential for Safety Officers who are tasked with documenting all accidents and incidents. Connect2 is the program used for capturing detailed and accurate records of any occurrences within our facilities and programs. This video offers a comprehensive walkthrough on how to utilize Connect2 effectively.

STEP 3: PASS THE SAFETY OFFICER QUIZ & SUBMIT THE SAFETY OFFICER AGREEMENT

*Do not complete the quiz prior to reviewing the material. As a Safety Officer you will be held responsible for knowing this information in the event of an emergency.

STEP 4: UPLOAD CERTIFICATIONS &

Please upload your current First Aid/CPR/AED certification via the link below if you have not already done so.

STEP 6: ATTEND IN-PERSON SKILLS REVIEW

All Safety Officers will be required to register for one of the skills review sessions on Sunday, August 25:

Registration links will be emailed to Safety Officers once a time and location have been identified.

Coaches are eligible to become a Safety Officer. Please coordinate with your coach if they wish to become a Safety Officer. They will not count towards the minimum number per club, but will add an extra layer of protection for your team. If you have a coach, it is highly recommended that you have them get certified.

UPCOMING RED CROSS CLASSES OFFERED BY MASON RECREATION

Please review the list of upcoming class dates offered through Mason Recreation. Classes are FREE and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Classes are a blended learning offering and require participants to complete an online portion prior to attending the in-person session. Individual that fail to complete the online portion will not be permitted to attend the in-person session.

  • Next Class: Saturday, April 20; 10am - 2pm at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

OFF-CAMPUS CLASSES

Would you prefer to take a course at your own pace over the next 4 weeks, while you are at home? If so, please watch this video on how to identify classes in your area and contact your club sport administrator to register and make payment. *You may pay for off-campus classes via your club bank account.

*It is highly recommended that if you have officers or coaches that need training prior to the fall, that you have them register for and complete a class at an off campus Red Cross location. This will enable them to work at their own pace and find a class that is near their place of residence.

WHAT IS A SAFETY OFFICER?

A Safety Officer in a club sport or recreational setting is primarily responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all participants during activities. As a first responder, the Safety Officer plays a crucial role in administering immediate care and managing emergency situations until professional medical help arrives.

CORE DUTIES

Emergency Response and First Aid:

  • Always be prepared to respond to emergencies, equipped with the necessary first aid supplies and knowledge.
  • Provide first aid and emergency care during accidents and injuries.
  • Assess situations swiftly and make informed decisions about the need for additional medical intervention.

Preventative Measures:

  • Actively work to prevent accidents through risk assessment and safety checks of equipment and facilities.
  • Educate participants on safety protocols.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure all participants have completed the required assumption of risk form and necessary requirements for participation.
  • Document all incidents and injuries accurately and promptly using designated reporting tools like Connect2.
  • Ensure all necessary follow-ups are conducted and documented according to organizational guidelines.
  • Handle all situations with discretion and sensitivity, respecting the privacy and dignity of all individuals involved.

Training and Certification:

  • Maintain up-to-date certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Regularly participate in safety training sessions and renew certifications as required to stay informed on the latest safety protocols.

IMLEAGUES

IMLEAGUES will be available on August 17 for clubs to begin onboarding new players.

**Executive Officers and Safety Officers have been added in advance and will need to complete their quiz and forms.

Part-time students will need to pay the part-time student fee online or at the RAC front desk to be eligible.

TRYOUTS

DOES YOUR CLUB PLAN TO HOST TRYOUTS?

If yes, please have all members complete the assumption of risk on Mason360 for each day of tryouts.

Once tryouts have concluded, all members must immediately join IMLeagues and complete all requirements.

It is highly recommended that executive officers schedule a zoom call to walk their new members through how to properly complete the documents.