Heading back to school means kids are not only hitting the books, but also the school playgrounds, fields and gyms, where accidents are likely to happen. (Photo: Shutterstock) Risk managers, coaches and school administrators need to be on high alert during recess, gym class and school events to spot and mitigate potential dangers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As kids say goodbye to the lazy days of summer and head into another school year, they have so much to be excited about. Whether it's making new friends or learning new subjects, students are anticipating a year full of new discoveries. One of the last things they're thinking about are risks. But the unfortunate reality is that risk is everywhere, especially at schools.

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