Prior to becoming a full-time academician in 1994, Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek worked as a health/fitness manager in various settings (e.g., community, clinical, educational) for nearly 20 years. As a manager, she always believed the safety of members and participants was her #1 priority. The following list describes some the many risk management strategies she developed and implemented. The safety record in these facilities/programs was exemplary – no claims/lawsuits were ever made against her, her staff members, or the facilities. In one facility, the liability insurance provider even lowered the premiums due to an excellent safety record.