• Facility Considerations: Weight Room Safety
    Can you imagine a weight room without any safety standards? Without these standards, athletes are susceptible to numerous injuries, which may be severe. This article takes you through many standard safety considerations for the weight room that should be put into place.
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    Why You Should Read This Article 

    Can you imagine a weight room without any safety standards? Without these standards, athletes are susceptible to numerous injuries, which may be severe. This article takes you through many standard safety considerations for the weight room that should be put into place. Specifics of athlete conduct, care of equipment, and responsibilities of the lifter and spotter are examined.

    Paying close attention to these issues will pay big dividends as the potential for injury in the weight room decreases substantially. This makes the staff and facility image stand up to any criticisms that outsiders may have and protect them from potential litigation.

    This article is recommended for reading because it provides you with tips on how to protect your athletes from potential hazards in the weight room. Establishing common safety rules for practice in the weight room is one of the best ways to avoid serious injury and litigation. This will ultimately protect your job and the facility/organization.

    NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal.
    Volume 7, Issue 4 - August 1985
    Facility Considerations: Weight Room Safety 
    Fry, Andrew  
     

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