March 17 - Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation

With the recent lightning strike incident of the the four members of the Seymour High School (Indiana) girls softball team, serving as a reminder of the danger of severe weather it is important that athletic programs being conducted outside be prepared.

To learn about the dangers of lightning, understand lightning-safety guidelines and the proper definitions safe structures and locations, and to advocate the proper prehospital care for lightning-strike victims. Read the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation:

http://atsnj.org/documents/pdf/NATA_Position_Statement_Lightning_Safety_for_Athletics.pdf