USBA’s Risk Management and Loss Control programs utilize in-house professionals, including 2 deputized state fire marshals, with several fire training certifications. All loss control staff are also certified to perform in depth playground inspections, utilizing ASTM and CPSC guidelines. We also provide trainings, and other opportunities for school districts to reduce liability and their liability premiums at the same time.

Active Shooter Scenario Based Training

In the past 50 years there have been over 100 school shooting incidents in America, over 60 of these occurred in the last decade. While the Columbine High and Virginia Tech shootings have received the most notoriety, they are by no means the only occurrences of this type of violence in our schools.

Utah School Boards Risk Management has designed a training exercise that works directly with District personnel and local Law Enforcement agencies to identify risks and evaluate current lock down policies.

Click on the links below to view more photos:

S. Summit Active Shooter Drill 1

S. Summit Active Shooter Drill 2

We are excited to announce that Tooele School District will be conducting an ‘Active Shooter’ training, during the month of June, 2016. More details forthcoming.

Safety Math

Safety Math is a campaign that has been developed to help bring awareness to the most costly accidents we see in our districts every year. The posters are available for districts to use in schools and emphasize SAFE working guidelines and techniques.

Click the below links to view our safety math posters:

Safety Math Slip Trip and Fall

Safety Math Ice & Snow

Safety Math Lifting

Cheerleader Safety Clinics

Each May, USBA, with State Risk Management, holds cheerleader Safety Clinics across the state. These clinics are designed to promote cheerleader safety and teach new cheerleaders and coaches basic stunting progression skills as well as go over any rule changes for the upcoming year. This year we provided training for 149 cheer teams, 312 coaches and 3029 cheerleaders!

Due to time constraints, not all of the progression skills can be passed off at the clinics. In order to provide coaches and teams with instruction on critical progressions, we have provided video links (found below), where you can see a visual demonstration of each skill on the progression chart. These links are not intended to eliminate the need to attend the clinics but are being offered to help with the ones that may not have been covered, or if you may need a short refresher for your team.

Thanks for your participation in the clinics and we look forward to seeing you next spring.

Progression videos:



Bear Hugs


Single Base Thigh Stand

Double Base Thigh Stand

Shoulder Sit/Off the Back Dismount

Shoulder Sit/Off the Front Dismount

Hang Drill

Elevator 1st Floor to Bump Down

1st Floor Pop to Cradle Dismount

Press Extension

Straight Up to Extension

Step Over Liberty

Straight Up Liberty to 1st Floor

Extended Liberty

Full Down to Cradle Catch

Arabesque Side Falling Full Down to Cradle Catch

Fold Over Stunt/Elevator with Extra Spotters

Fold Over Stunt/Required Spotters

Fold Over Stunt Passing Through Extended Position


Tips for Safe Behavior

Safe Behaviors are important. View how you can keep our students safe by viewing this powerpoint:

Don’t Let This Be you!

If you would like additional information regarding our services, contact our loss control department:

Jimmy Chapman cell – (801) 687-1877, office – (801) 878-0674, fax – (801)878-0675

Dave Summers cell – (801) 573-7338, office- (801) 878-0694