Safety

Safety

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)


Every on-field volunteer should be prepared to act in the event of an emergency. Whether you have received First-Aid training or not, here are a few simple steps you take BEFORE heading to the field that will have your team prepared to act quickly:

  1. Know your team – identify parents who are First Responders on your team (doctors, nurses, paramedics, police officers, fire fighters, and those trained in First Aid)
  2. Assign tasks – idnetify your Call Person (person who calls 9-1-1), Greeter (person who goes to the main access point to guide emergency vehicles to the scene), Responders (those performing treatment), and Director (person in charge of the scene).
  3. Nearest hospital/urgent care facility. For Orleans – Urgent Care on Place D’Orleans Blvd., Montfort Hospital on Montreal Rd. at Aviation Pkwy., General Hospital on Smythe Rd.
  4. Discuss safety plan – make this a part of your Parents’ Meeting agenda.

Rowan’s Law


On March 7, 2018, the Province of Ontario enacted Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety) meant to ensure concussion protection for youth athletes across the province.  It requires all sport organizations to have a Concussion Code of Conduct. This Concussion Code of Conduct requires all participants to review and acknowledge the Ontario Government’s issued Concussion Awareness Resources on an annual basis.

Under Rowan’s Law, before any player can be registered with the local association, the player, and the parent or legal guardian of the player if the player is under 18 years of age, must review one of the Concussion Education Resources (below) provided by the Province of Ontario and acknowledge it has been reviewed by signing the waiver.

Coaches, umpires and players who do not provided acknowledgement of Rowan’s Law on an annual basis will not be eligible to participate in Orleans Little League activities.

Please read and review the appropriate e-book:

Ages 10 and under Concussion Awareness Resource

Ages 11-14 Concussion Awareness Resource

Ages 15 and Up Concussion Awareness Resource

Incident Reports


For any on-field incident requiring treatment further than application of a band-aid, please complete the Incident/Injury Tracking Form noting any first aid supplies that were used and submit to safety@orleanslittleleague.ca.

These forms serve as documentation of events that will help track incident trends/types and ensure that first-aid kits remain properly stocked at our fields.

Insurance Claims


Little League provides extended insurance coverage.

In the event that treatment by healthcare professionals is required, with costs exceeding the player’s (parents’) personal health/dental insurance coverage, the player (parent) can complete and submit an Accident Claim Form to Little League headquarters in Williamsport, PA.