Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
ANNUAL SPORTS SAFETY SYMPOSIUM 2019 - TOKYO, JAPAN
OVERVIEW OF THE WORLDWIDE SPORTS EVENTS INDUSTRY
WHAT IS EAP?
EAP is a written document that is meant to prepare and organize individuals’ actions during potential emergencies.
In the US and most European countries EAP is required by law within most circumstances (e.g., workplace, events). At the same time, the number of court cases and news headlines related to the lack of adequate emergency preparation keeps increasing, with up to hundreds of catastrophic, irremediable injuries happening each year, and tens of thousands of dollars being lost in corresponding trails.
IMPORTANCE OF EAP
EAP WITHIN JAPANESE SPORTS EVENTS
ATHLETES SAFETY DURING THE OLYMPICS
911 CONSULTING (2019) What does non-compliance cost? [online] available from https://911consulting.net/resources/faqs/
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