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To avoid the potential for litigation, teachers need to be informed. They must know how to prevent accidents and should be proactive to protect both themselves and students from harm in the classroom. The following actions are recommended to help teachers maintain a safe working environment by protecting students from unreasonable risks of harm. Also, these actions will help teachers remain safe from litigation. If litigation does arise, these actions provide a paper trail that documents a teacher’s efforts to prevent harm to students.