Safety Measures to Look Out for in Your Business This Summer

As summer unfolds and the weather warms up, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) providers plan picnics and other outdoor activities for their clients and staff. However, while these events promote bonding and socialization among staff and patients, they also increase the risk of accidents and injuries and must think about safety measures. With this in mind, ABA providers must ensure their business has the proper insurance coverage with appropriate limits and general liability coverage specifically tailored to address the risks unique to the business.
General Liability Insurance Coverage

General liability insurance is the most commonly held coverage by businesses and covers instances such as trips and falls, slips and falls, accidents, and injuries. This insurance may cover patients falling and getting hurt during an outdoor picnic. Additionally, these safety measures can prevent severe injuries from occurring.

Why General Liability is Important

Adequate liability coverage is significant because of the many unique risks of ABA therapy. In some cases, clients may exhibit unpredictable behaviors that result in unexpected accidents and injuries during treatment. The resulting legal case with an inadequate coverage policy could result in substantial financial ruin.

Why ABA Providers Need It

ABA providers must carry adequate liability coverage to protect their business, staff, and clients. As an ABA provider, you want to ensure that your liability coverage limits are high enough to provide you with the appropriate protection against any insurance claims and lawsuits that may come your way.

ABA businesses must also ensure they comply with the safety protocols and regulations that state and local agencies have implemented. It includes ensuring staff and patients follow the provided guidelines and regulations during events. Staff should have the proper training, know how to deal with routine procedures, and understand how to react in an emergency.

Providing Safety Measures with a Plan

To effectively mitigate any risks, it’s always advisable for ABA businesses to have a clear-cut safety plan in place. Your safety plan should be unique to your company’s needs and details the business-specific guidelines. The plan should have step-by-step instructions on what to do when an accident occurs on the business property or during an off-site activity. Additionally, it should have a risk management plan with policies that look at both high-frequency and lethal risks and establish policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate them.

ABA providers can also protect their business by working with reputable insurance providers with experience and knowledge in behavior therapy liability coverage. They have the experience to guide you toward appropriate liability limits that fully protect your business.


In conclusion, with the risks associated with ABA therapy, it’s imperative that businesses adequately insure their business with appropriate liability coverage to protect themselves from unexpected claims and lawsuits. ABA providers who do not have sufficient protection in place expose themselves to insurance claims and lawsuits that could ruin the business’s reputation and cause significant financial loss. With a well-established safety plan, adequate limits, and general liability coverage, ABA providers are well-equipped to manage and address potential risks as they embrace community outreach and activities for their businesses.

About Olson Duncan Insurance

At Olson Duncan Insurance, we strive to offer all-inclusive solutions rather than mere quotes or policies. Our clients rely on lasting, trust-based relationships and appreciate the tailored insurance and risk management solutions they receive. Contact Daniel and our team at (310) 373-6441 to discuss your needs or request a quote.