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Jan, 2017

East Jefferson Little League 2017 Safety Program

 



2017 East Jefferson Little League Safety Plan

Report ALL accidents and injuries to:

Bryan Diehl, EJLL Safety Officer (360)821-9056

or Kenny Yingling, EJLL President (360)643-1349



INDEX

Coaches and Coach’s Training…………..……………………………………...…..21

Code of Conduct………………………………………………………………………7

Director of Safety…………………………………………………………….………..6

Emergency Contact Numbers……………………………………………...……..3, 23

Emergency Procedures/Injury Protocol…………..…………….…………………4-5

Forms………………………………………………………………………………26-32

Harassment & Abuse Policy………………………………………………………...18

League Rules…………………………………..………………………………….19-20

Procedures & Guidelines………………………………………………………...10-16

Safety Code…………………………………………………………………….……8-9

Safety Plan…………………………………………………………………………….4

Umpires and Umpire Training…………..………………………………………….22



East Jefferson Little League Executive Board Members Contact Information

Kenny Yingling           President                              (360)643-1349     [email protected]

Bob Eldridge           Vice President                          (360)531-1759     [email protected]

Candace Cotterill            Player Agent                     (360) 301-3897    [email protected]

Lily Martin            Treasurer                                                                 [email protected]

Bryan Diehl           Safety/Web Admin.                   (360)821-9056     [email protected]

Melody Pennington           Secretary                                                     [email protected]

Alan Hinds           Concessions                                 (360)643-3044    [email protected]

Zack Dean           Equipment Manager                     (360)643-3570    [email protected]

Jim Dunn           Scheduling                                     (360)821-1438     [email protected]

Jamie Jarard           Umpire Chief                                                          [email protected]

Josh White           Uniforms

Eric Storey           Member

Barry Nordberg           Member

Gavin Rogers           Member

Daniel Anderson          Member

East Jefferson Little League Safety Plan

FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ALL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

The goal of the Safety Plan is to develop guidelines for increasing the safety of activities, equipment, and facilities through education, compliance and reporting. In support of the attainment of this goal, East Jefferson Little League also commits to providing the necessary organizational structure to develop, monitor, and enforce the aspects of the plan.

The Safety Plan, by reference, includes the East Jefferson Little League's Safety Code, the East Jefferson Little League's Code of Conduct, and the East Jefferson Little League's Safety Manual. The combination of these documents outlines specific safety issues and the East Jefferson Little League's policy or procedure for each issue. All participants, volunteers, employees, spectators, and guests are bound by the guidelines set forth in these documents.

Each Team is to appoint a Team Safety Parent Representative and a Team Safety Player Representative to act as eyes and ears reporting and safety issues observed directly to the League

Director of Safety.

Emergency Procedure/Injury Protocol:

1. Phone 911 or send a responsible person for help.

2. Assess the situation (i.e., Are they breathing? Do they have a pulse? Is there bleeding?, etc.). Don't move the victim unless absolutely necessary.

3. Administer first aid (i.e., rescue breathing, CPR, treat for shock and bleeding, etc.). Each team is issued a first aid kit. First aid equipment is also located at the concession stand.

4. Keep the victim warm and comfortable until help arrives. There are blankets located in the concession stand.

5. Notify parents or family members immediately. Notify the League President and Safety Officer as promptly as the situation allows, but no later than within 24 hours of the incident.

6. Fill out an Accident/Injury Report to be returned to the League Safety Officer no later than 48 hours from the time of the incident.

KEEP YOUR TEAMS MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES



File Accident/Injury Reports for serious and minor injuries as follows, but not limited to:

1. Serious Injury

a. Any head or neck injury.

b. Broken or suspected broken bones.

c. Severe bleeding or lacerations requiring stitches.

d. Unnatural loss of teeth.

e. Blurred vision, disorientation or lack of consciousness

f. Animal bites or allergic reaction (i.e., bee sting).

g. Any seizure, diabetic, asthma or like episodes.

h. Severe bums.

i. Any other incident which requires medical attention or an ambulance.

j. Heat stroke or heat stress.

2. Minor Injury

a. Severe sprains or dislocations.

b. Bloody nose.

c. Severe swelling or discoloration.

d. Any suspected pulled, strained or torn muscles, tendons and ligaments.

e. Injury related headache.

f. Minor burns.

g. Lacerations or severe abrasions

Always notify parents after practice or games of any injury, ailment or complaint their child may have, no matter how small it may be.



Director of Safety

One of the elected members on this Board is the Director of Safety. For the 2017 season, the Director of

Safety or Safety Officer is Bryan Diehl. This individual acts as East Jefferson Little League's primary

point of contact for the creation and enactment of the Safety Plan. The Director of Safety

authors or modifies the League's Safety Plan, Code of Conduct, Safety Code, and Safety Manual each

year, as necessary. These documents are then presented to the Board for approval and ratification

(usually in February or March) for the upcoming season. Once approved, the documents are then

distributed to the Manager/Coaches in-group meetings held prior to the start of the season.

In addition to the above, the Director of Safety conducts criminal history and background checks on all volunteers through First Advantage. Criminal History Check must be completed prior to any volunteer will be allowed to perform any league related activity.

All Volunteers are required to complete and sign the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM prior to the start of the season. The VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM (Exhibit A), along with valid GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO I.D. must be returned to the Director of Safety.



Code of Conduct

The East Jefferson Little League Board of Directors has adopted a Code of Conduct. The Director of Safety, the League President, and the League's Vice Presidents enforce the Code. All league officers, participants, employees and volunteers are required to abide by this code. It is the job of the Director of Safety to author and/or make any revisions to this Code of Conduct from year to year, as necessary.

East Jefferson Little League Code of Conduct:

Speed Limit 5 mph in roadways and parking lots while attending any East Jefferson Little League function. Watch for small children around parked cars.

No Alcohol allowed in any parking lot, field, or common areas within a East Jefferson Little League complex.

No Playing in parking lots at any time.

No Playing on and around lawn equipment.

No Profanity please.

No swinging of bats at any time within the walkways and common areas of a East Jefferson Little League complex.

No throwing balls against dugouts or against backstop. Catchers (wearing mandatory equipment) must be used for all batting practice sessions.

All gates to the field must remain closed at all times. After players have entered or left the playing field, all gates should be closed and secured.

No children under the age of 16 are to be permitted in the Snack Bars.

No throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and common areas of East Jefferson Little League complex.

No throwing rocks.

No horse playing in walkways at any time.

No climbing fences.

No pets are permitted at games or practices.

Only a player on the field and at bat, may swing a bat (Age 5 - 12).

Observe all posted signs. Players and spectators are alert at all times for foul balls and errant throws.

During the game and at all times, players must remain in the dugout in an orderly fashion.

After each game, each team must clean up trash in their perspective dugout and around stands.

Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from the Complex.

Safety Code:

The East Jefferson Little League Safety Code has been adopted by the Board of Directors and is enforced by the Director of Safety, and the League's Board of Directors. All league officers, participants, employees and volunteers are required to abide by this code. It is the job of the Director of Safety to make any revisions to the Safety Code from year to year, as necessary. The East Jefferson League Safety Code:

Responsibility for Safety procedures should be that of an adult member of East Jefferson Little League.

Arrangements should be made in advance of all games and practices for emergency medical services.

Managers, coaches and umpires are required to have training in first aid. First-aid kits are issued to each team manager and kept in equipment bag at all times.

No games or practices should be held when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when lighting is inadequate.

Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, stones, glass and other foreign objects.

All team equipment should be stored within the team dugout, or behind screens, and not within the area defined by the umpires as "in play".

Only players, managers, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout during games and practice sessions

Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of a player assigned for this purpose or the team's manager and coaches.

Procedure should be established for retrieving foul balls batted out of playing area.

During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch.

During warm-up drills players should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws or missed catches.

The batting donut is not permitted.

'The On-Deck position" is not allowed.

During a game, players are not allowed to hold a bat or take practice swings until the umpire calls them to bat. Once called they can pick up their bat and take a few swings on their way and at home plate.

Equipment will be inspected regularly for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit.

Batters must wear Little League approved protective helmets during batting practice and games.

Batting helmets must remain on player until he/she returns to the dugout.

Catcher must wear catcher's helmet, mask, dangling throat guard, long model chest protector, shin guards and protective cup with athletic supporter at all times (males) for all practices and games. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Managers should encourage all male players to wear protective cups for practices and games.

Except when runner is returning to a base, head first slides are not permitted.

During sliding practice, bases should not be strapped down or anchored.

At no time should "horse play" be permitted on the playing field

Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide "safety glasses"

Players cannot wear watches, rings, pins or metallic items during games and practices. Safety First!



SAFETY PROCEDURES & GUIDELINES:

The following reporting procedures should be used by all managers, coaches, parents, umpires, and volunteers concerning injuries:

WHAT TO REPORT -

An incident that causes any player, manager, coach, umpires, or volunteers to receive medical treatment and/or first aid must be reported to the Director of Safety. The terms "medical treatment and/or first aid" should include even passive treatments such as the evaluation and diagnosis of the extent of the injury. Any incident that (a) causes a player to miss any practice or game time; or (b) any event that has the potential to require medical assistance must be reported promptly.

WHEN TO REPORT -

All such incidents described above must be reported to the Director of Safety within 24 hours of the incident. Contact one of the following people:

Bryan Diehl, Safety Officer – [email protected] 360-821-9056

Kenny Yingling, President - [email protected] 360-643-1349

Bob Eldridge, Vice President – [email protected] 360-732-4303

HOW TO MAKE THE REPORT

Try to use the EJLL Accident Notification Form. Forms are available from the coaches or at the Snack Bar. At a minimum, the following information must be provided:

1. Name and phone number of the individual involved (or of their parents).

2. Date, time, and location of the incident.

3. A detailed description of the incident

4. Preliminary estimation of the extent of any injuries.

5. Name and phone number of the individual reporting the incident.


Other important EJLL phone numbers can be found listed on page 1, and on the final page of this manual.



DIRECTOR OF SAFETY'S RESPONSIBILITIES -

The Director of Safety will receive this injury report and will enter it into the league's safety database. Within 48 hours of receiving the incident report, the Director of Safety will contact the injured party or the party's parents and (1) verify the information received; (2) obtain any other information deemed necessary; (3) check on the status of the injured party; and (4) in the event that the injured party required other medical treatment (i.e., Emergency Room visit, doctor's visit, etc.) will advise the parent or guardian of the East Jefferson Little League's insurance coverage and the provisions for submitting any claims for reimbursement. If the extent of the injuries are more than minor in nature, the Director of Safety shall periodically call the injured party to (1) check on the status of any injuries, and (2) to check if any other assistance is necessary in areas such as submission of insurance forms, etc. until such time as the incident is considered "closed" (i.e., no further claims are expected and/or the individual is participating in the league again).

PHYSICAL EXAMS -

With regard to the general health of its participants, East Jefferson Little League includes the following wording in its Registration Booklet:

11While physical exams are not required by league policy, National Little League strongly recommends that participants be in good general health. If your child has a physical impairment that the league should be aware of, PLEASE note the information on the registration form, and contact your leagues' Player Agent Items such as allergies, eye problems, diabetes, etc., This information will be kept confidential, except that your child's manager and coach will be aware should any potential problem arise.

MEDICAL APPROVAL AND RELEASE -

All managers should have and are required to provide the Medical Approval and Release form to their players. This form contains vital information regarding the child's current general health, the child's doctor's name, address, and phone number, and any other special medical considerations (i.e. allergies, etc.). Managers shall obtain a completed Release for each of the players on their team and are instructed to have these forms with them for every practice and game.

 

 

 



COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROCEDURES -

While the risk of one participant infecting another with HIV/AIDS during league activities is small, there is a remote risk that other blood borne infectious disease can be transmitted.

Procedures for reducing the potential for transmission of infectious agents should include, but not be limited to the following:

Bleeding must be stopped, the open wound covered and if there is any excess amount of blood on the uniform, it must be changed before an athlete may participate.

Routine use of gloves or other precautions to prevent skin and mucous membrane exposure when contact with blood or other body fluids is anticipated.

Immediately wash hands and other skin surfaces if contaminated (in contact) with blood or other body fluids. Wash hands immediately after removing gloves.

Clean all blood-contaminated surfaces and equipment with a solution made from a proper dilution of household bleach or other disinfectant before competition resumes.

Practice proper disposal procedures to prevent injuries caused by needles and other sharp instruments or devices.

Although saliva has not been implicated in HIV transmission, to minimize the need for emergency mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, or other ventilation devices should be available for use.

Managers, coaches, umpires, and volunteers with bleeding or oozing skin should refrain from all direct athletic care until condition is resolved.

Contaminated towels should be disposed of or disinfected properly.

Follow acceptable guidelines in the immediate control of bleeding and when handling bloody dressings and other articles containing body fluids.



Some Important Do's and Don'ts

DO...

Reassure and aid children who are injured, frightened, or lost.

Provide, or assist in obtaining, medical attention for those who require it.

Know your limitations.

Carry your first-aid kit to all games and practices.

Keep your EJLL Safety Information Kit with you at all practices and games.

The Safety Information Kit should include:

(1) Medical Release Forms. Try to have one for each player.

(2) EJLL Safety information.

(3) Accident information forms

Assist those who require medical attention - and when administering aid, remember to:

LOOK for signs of injury (blood, black-and-blue, deformity of joint, etc.).

LISTEN to the injured describe what happened and what hurts if conscious. Before questioning, you may have to calm and soothe an excited child.

FEEL gently and carefully the injured area for signs of swelling, or grating of broken bone.

Have your players' Medical Release Forms with you at all games and practices.

Make arrangements to have a cellular phone available when your game or practice is at a facility that does not have any public phones.

DON'T...

Administer any medications.

Provide any food or beverages (other than water).

Hesitate in giving aid when needed.

Be afraid to ask for help if you are not sure of the proper procedures.

Transport injured individuals except in extreme emergencies.

Leave an unattended child at a practice or game.

Hesitate to report any present or potential safety hazard to the Director of Safety immediately.



Lightning Evacuation

Procedures

Stop Game/Practice.

Stay away from metal fencing (including dugouts)!

Do not hold a metal bat.

Walk, do not run to car and wait for a decision on whether or not to continue the game or practice.

Wait for Umpire or Coach to give the ALL CLEAR -- this cannot happen until 15 minutes have passed since the last visible lightning strike.



Storage Shed Safety

The following applies to all of the storage sheds used by East Jefferson Little League and applies to anyone who has been granted access by East Jefferson Little League to use those sheds.

All individuals with access to the East Jefferson Little League equipment sheds (i.e., Managers, Umpires, etc.) are aware of their responsibilities for the orderly and safe storage or rakes, shovels, bases, etc.

Before you use any machinery located in the shed (i.e., lawn mowers, weed whackers, lights, scoreboards, public address systems, etc.) please locate and read the written operating procedures for that equipment. All chemicals or organic materials stored in East Jefferson Little League sheds shall be properly marked and labeled as to its contents.

All chemicals or organic materials (i.e., lime, fertilizer, etc.) stored within these equipment sheds will be separated from the areas used to store machinery and gardening equipment (i.e., rakes, shovels, etc.) to minimize the risk of puncturing storage containers. Any witnessed "loose" chemicals or organic materials within these sheds should be cleaned up and disposed of as soon possible to prevent accidental poisoning.

Field Safety & Maintenance Procedures

No person under the age of 12 years old shall be allowed to use power tools, axes, mowers or other inherently dangerous tools or substances. Anyone ages 12-17 will be allowed to operate the aforementioned devices under the direct supervision of a responsible adult, with written permission from the child's parent/guardian.

There should always be a responsible adult who is first aid trained in charge of any and all maintenance or construction projects.

Avoid any instance in which maintenance is being performed by a lone individual. There should always be another person present in case of an injury or accident.

Never dig on EJLL property without first consulting diagrams of the complex, the Field Maintenance Director and any other knowledgeable league official.

No persons except for a licensed electrician shall be allowed to work on wiring, electrical fixtures or electric appliances on EJLL property. Changing light bulbs and fuses will be allowed once they have been de-energized by a knowledgeable league volunteer.

The Field Maintenance Director shall submit an Accident/Injury Report for any incident during maintenance or construction projects to the League Safety Officer within 48 hours of occurrence.

The Field Maintenance Director shall notify the League Safety officer promptly of any accidents or injuries.



All fences, bleachers, stairs, handrails, windows, extension cords, motorized equipment, ladders, dug outs, restrooms and other league property or grounds shall be inspected for damage or hazard on a regular basis.

Maintain all safety belts, brakes and horns on league vehicles in good working order.

Safety glasses should be worn by all persons performing field maintenance.

All fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and first aid equipment shall be inspected on a monthly basis.

Keep all fuels, paint cans, gas bottles and other flammable or caustic substances away from open flame, heaters or extreme heat. Store them in a well-ventilated area.

All sign painting should be done in a well-ventilated area.

Keep all infield rakes in the tool shed when not in actual use.

Dispose of all wood scraps, used nails, broken glass, wire scraps and other such hazards in a safe and timely manner.

Concession Stand Safety

Concession Stand is to be staffed by persons 16 years old and older.

All county prescribed Safety and Food Handling procedures are to be followed by all persons in the Snack Bar.

All persons preparing and/or handling food must have a valid food-handling card issued by Jefferson County Health Dept.

All policies and procedures are to be posted in Snack Bar.

All persons operating or handling fryers, grills, electrical appliances, etc. should be familiar with the equipment. Such equipment is not to be turned on or used in any way if a qualified operator is not available.



Remember that safety is everyone's job. Prevention is the key to reducing accidents. Report all hazardous conditions to the Safety Officer or another Execut ive Board member immediately.

Don't play on a field that is not safe or with unsafe playing equipment.

Be sure your players are fully equipped at all times, especially catchers and batters.

 Check your team's equipment often.



· Harassment and Abuse Policy:

1. Circumstance

a. Any individual, who feels that they have been physically abused or harassed in any form, should contact the League President or League Safety Officer personally to discuss the situation.

b. If any coach or League official has reason to suspect that a child is being abused, they should contact the League President or League Safety Officer personally to discuss the situation.

2. Action

a. The League President or League Safety Officer will notify the EJLL Board of Directors of the situation.

b. The League President or League Safety Officer will notify the proper authorities.

c. The Board of Directors will take disciplinary action if warranted.

d. All names and events are to remain confidential with the Board of Directors



League Rules:

1. The "Home Team" will be responsible for inspecting and preparing the field before play begins and for raking the field after the game. Always inspect the dug-outs before you leave for garbage, forgotten gear, or clothing.

2. The determination of calling games because of weather will be made by the coaches and umpires at the field of play no sooner than 1 hour before game time. Umpires shall have the final decision.

3. Each team will be allowed a maximum of three coaches in the dugout. A manager and two assistant coaches.

4. There will be no 10 run rule in effect.

5. All rescheduling of games will be coordinated through the Player Agent.

6. If weather or a sanctioned school function prevents a team from playing a regularly scheduled game, the home team manager must discuss and agree upon a make-up date with the visiting manager. The home team manager must then contact the Player Agent with the recommended make-up date. The Player Agent will contact both managers with the final make-up date selected. If a sanctioned school function prevents a team from fielding a minimum of 9 players, the manager of the affected team must contact the Player Agent no later than 48 hours in advance of the scheduled game. The affected manager must contact the opposing manager and agree upon a make-up date. This date must be referred to the Player Agent who will decide on the final make-up date selected. The Board of Directors will convene to discuss the situation and make a determination on the final disposition of that game.

7. All players must be in complete uniform. This includes hats. Hats are the only part of our uniforms that include your sponsor' name.

8. Players with long hair must keep it tied back or confined.

9. All pins and jewelry must be removed before play can commence.

10. Harassment of the players, coaches or umpires, by anyone will not be tolerated. Punishable by that person's removal from league property.

11. No food, gum or beverages will be allowed in the dugouts (water will be allowed).

12. Field and Home Team designation will be clearly indicated on your schedules, as well as game starting times.

13. Metal or screw-on style cleats are not allowed.

14. Only coaches, players or umpires are allowed on the field of play or in the dugouts during games. Managers must check with the Umpire before leaving the dugout.

15. No head first slides except when returning to a base that the runner previously occupied. Players will be considered "out" if they slide head first.

16. There will not be an "On-Deck" batter. Players must remain in the dugout until it is their turn to bat.

17. "Horseplay" is not permitted.

18. There shall be no spitting, fighting or cursing.

19. All offensive players and player base coaches on the field of play, must be wearing an approved helmet during practice and during games.

20. Catchers must wear all of their protective equipment at all times while on the field of play or when warming up pitchers. This applies to practice as well as games. Male catchers must also wear an athletic cup at all times.

21. Background checks are required for all coaches and umpires.

22. Notify the League Safety Officer promptly of any incident involving accidents or injuries.

23. An Accident/Injury Report must be filled out and filed with the League Safety Officer within 48 hours of a qualifying incident.

24. The ball fields and concession area are "Tobacco Free Zones". Tobacco of any kind is prohibited in these areas.

25. Coaches must supply pitching information after every game on the "Pitchers Log" located inside the concession stand.

26. Coaches cannot personally "warm-up" pitchers for game play. They may observe only. Adults shall not catch for pitchers under any circumstances.

27. All minor games will have a two hour limit and check your schedule for game start.

28. If your team roster falls below 12 players, you are to contact the Player Agent before contacting any players, parents or coaches.

29. It should be the responsibility of all coaches, umpires, League officers and League officials, to familiarize themselves, the players, spectators, volunteers and visitors with the EJLL Safety Plan.

30. No weapons, fireworks or alcohol are permitted on EJLL grounds.

31. Climbing on fences or backstops is not permitted.

32. Always be alert and aware during play.

33. Encourage people to bring their cell phones to practice and games.

34. Coaches shall perform a mandatory field inspection for safety hazards before all practice and games.

35. Coaches should try to assure that there are a minimum of two (2) adults present at practices.

36. Team medical releases and first-aid kit shall be on hand for all practices and games.

37. Any player who has sustained an injury requiring a visit to a physician or medical facility shall not be allowed to practice or play until their parent/guardian presents a written release from their physician to the league’s player agent.

38. Noise makers are not permitted on EJLL property. These rules apply to all East Jefferson Little League teams. Inter-League rules may vary.



 

Coaches Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Coaches and Managers Attend Coach’s Training sessions prior to first practices. Pursue additional Training Opportunities including

on-line such as YouTube, etc.

2. Distribute and collect medical release forms for all of the players on your team. Keep the completed forms with your team at all times.

3. Never leave your practice or game site until all of your players have been picked up by a parent or parent appointed individual. Space has been provided on the player information forms enclosed in your handbook to record the names of any such individuals. Exceptions are any players who have parental permission to walk or ride their bikes.

4. Be aware of any special needs or conditions that members of your team may have to deal with (i.e., seizure, asthma, diabetes, poor

eyesight, allergies to bees, etc.).

5. Adhere to the leagues Communicable and Infectious Disease Policy when dealing with injuries or bodily fluids.

6. It is desirable that all coaches attain first aid training.

7. Fill out an Accident/Injury report for any qualifying incident and forward it to the League Safety Officer within 48 hours of

occurrence.

8. Notify the League Safety Officer promptly of any injuries, accidents, close-calls, poor training practices, or unsafe conditions. Also, any recommendations that you consider noteworthy.

9. Walk the field and file a Field and Ground Safety Checklist form with the League Safety Officer for any unsafe conditions.

10. Keep the League Safety Officer informed of your practice locations.

11. Refer all equipment needs to the League Equipment Manager.

12. Insure that players who wear eyeglasses use glasses constructed with safety glass.

13. Do not allow players to chew gum during practices or games.

14. Use extra caution when using pitching machines. It should be emphasized that everyone needs to pay attention and be alert.

15. Dedicate 5 minutes of every practice session and pre-game to the discussion of safety with your team.



 

Umpires:

1. Attend Umpire’s Training sessions prior to first practices. Pursue additional Training Opportunities including on-line such as YouTube, etc.

2. Umpires shall be responsible for the safety of the players, coaches and spectators of any game they umpire. Their decisions are final.

3. Umpires shall inspect the playing field for safety before the start of any play.

4. They shall inspect all equipment for damage and remove any unsafe equipment before play starts or resumes. Damaged gear will be repaired immediately or removed from field of play and/or the dug-out. The  umpire's ruling will be final.

5. They shall insure that all players are safety protected.

6. Umpires shall have the responsibility to cease play due to inadequate light, weather conditions or any other extraordinary circumstance. They shall clear the field of play and/or stands for any safety concern.

7. It is recommended that all umpires have first aid training.

8. Umpires shall report promptly to any league officials of any unsafe conditions.

9. Umpires should not take the field unless they too have proper safety protection (i.e., chest protectors, mask, shin guards, athletic cup, etc.).

9. Umpires shall file an Accident/Injury Report with the League Safety Officer within 24 hours of any accident or injury to which they were witness.

10. In case of emergency or injury, umpires will halt the game secure the area, then turn things over to the coach, keeping everyone else off the field allowing only those persons the coach summons to the scene.



 

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