Protective Sports Equipment

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Protective Sports Equipment Commercial Equipment is equipment bought from a sporting goods dealer. Prophylactic Equipment is equipment designed to prevent injuries or to protect injuries from occurring. Customized Equipment is equipment that is designed for one individual’s needs of protection.
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Off the Shelf vs. Custom Protective Equipment Off the shelf equipment Pre-made and packaged Can be used immediately Neoprene sleeves, inserts, ankle braces May pose problem relative to sizing Customized equipment Constructed according to the individual Specifically sized and designed for protective and supportive needs
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Helmets needed in …………… Football Baseball Hockey Softball Track Rodeo Boxing Soccer
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Football Helmets NOCSAE - National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment: developed certification standards for football helmet certification. Approved helmets must protect against concussive forces that may injure the brain. Concussion usually caused by collision from another player or turf.
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Legal Concerns Increasing amount of litigation regarding equipment Must foresee all uses and misuses and warn user against potential risks inherent in equipment misuse If equipment results in injury due to defect or inadequacy for intended use manufacturer is liable If equipment is modified --modifier becomes liable
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Football Helmets Schools - provide quality helmets NOCSAE Approved, annually Must have assumption of risk sticker on the helmet
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Football Helmets WARNING: Do not strike an opponent with any part of this helmet of face mask. This is a violation of football rules and may cause you to suffer severe brain injury, including paralysis or death. Severe brain or neck injury may also occur accidentally while playing football. NO HELMET CAN PREVENT ALL SUCH INJURIES. USE THIS HELMET AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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When fitting a helmet, wet players hair Follow manufactures guidelines Call manufacture and get video
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course KNES 200 taught by Professor Gil-aviso during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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