AEE Risk Management Webinar - How to NOT Kill Your Students in the Field
November 30, 2016 at 4pm EST
Introduction to Risk Management Moral obligation Legal duty of care
What are your goals?
What are the risks? Causes of accidental deaths among 15-24 year olds in USA (CDC) Most common causes of injuries on NOLS courses Identify human, environmental and activity risks
How do the risks relate to your goals? Risk = Probability x Severity x Time Consider whether the risks: - fit your institutional risk tolerance - fit your learning goals - are "reasonable" - can be managed appropriately by the instructional team
How will you manage the risks? Avoid - choose not to do the activity Mitigate - reduce the risk through safety equipment or limits Manage - train staff to manage risk using industry standards - how do you determine industry standards? - suggestions for ways to manage low and high risk activities - plan to respond to incidents in the field
What do you review when you're out of the field? Qualitative review Quantitative review - hazards, near misses, and incidents