Acknowledgement of Risk and Hold Harmless Agreement
Acknowledgement of Risk:
I am participating in activities at Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) with the knowledge of the risks involved. I participate as part of my employment duties, volunteer activities, academic course activities, research activities, at the invitation of SPMC, or in another capacity. I recognize that my participation in SPMC activities involve a number of hazards including, but not limited to, travel to and from SPMC and other locations, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, boating, water related hazards, inclement weather, laboratory hazards, trip (or slip) and fall injuries, physical exertion or overexertion, limited availability of medical aide, and the possible reckless or negligent conduct of other individuals. I am participating in SPMC activities with the knowledge of these hazards, and others that have not been identified, and therefore I agree to accept any and all risks including, but not limited to, property damage or loss, minor bodily injury, severe bodily injury, illness, and death. Any activity in which I participate, whether as a component of SPMC activities or separate from them, will be considered to have been undertaken with my approval and understanding.
In consideration of my activities at Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) and to the fullest extent permitted by law, I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Western Washington University, its trustees, officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers and assigns from and against all claims arising out of or resulting from my participation in activities at SPMC. “Claim” as used in this agreement means any financial loss, claim, suit, action, damage, or expense, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease or death, or injury to or destruction of tangible property including loss of use resulting therefrom. In addition, I hereby voluntarily hold harmless Western Washington University, its trustees, officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers and assigns from any and all claims, both present and future, that may be made by me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns. I hereby expressly agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Western Washington University, its trustees, officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers and assigns for any claim arising out of or incident to my participation in SPMC activities, unless caused by the negligence of Western Washington University.
I understand that Western Washington University strongly recommends that I maintain a comprehensive health insurance plan since I am responsible for payment of all potential medical expenses should an injury or illness occur that would otherwise be insured under such a plan.
I hereby authorize Western Washington University and its officers, agents, volunteers, employees, or others to arrange or provide any necessary emergency medical treatment on my behalf, if I am unable to do so myself.