Module 4: PowerPoint Slides Transcripts
Module 4: Risk Management
- Risk Management
- Civil Rights
Slide 2: What is Risk Management?
Risk is the possible deviation from what you expect to happen
- Risk management is the anticipation of what might happen and thinking about ways to manage these risks
Slide 3: Risk Management Strategies
- Modify the program or facility, such as adding a fence to separate the public from animals in a show ring
- Posting a sign for participants to ‘watch their step’ near steep stairs or a slippery walkway
Slide 4: Risk Management Strategies
- Shifting all or part of risk to another party – e.g., through insurance or other means.
Slide 5: Risk Management Strategies
- Taking steps to remove a hazard, engage in an alternative activity, or otherwise end a specific exposure.
Slide 6: Have a Risk Management Plan!
- Use a risk management checklist.
- Involve adults and youth in developing the risk management plan so everyone is thinking about safety.
Slide 7: When we pay attention to risk management issues
- It becomes an important educational component of our programs, focusing on safety and prevention.
- Participants can focus on learning in a safe, comfortable environment.
- Volunteers limit their liability exposure.
Slide 8: In Case of an Emergency
- Provide medical attention
- Contact parent/guardian/emergency contact
- Contact your Extension Supervisor
- Record all important information immediately and file an incident report.
Slide 9: In Case of an Emergency
- Do not argue, accept or assign blame
- Do not sign anything, or discuss details with anyone other than Extension or University personnel or public safety personnel
Slide 10: Fundraising
- Money raised in the name of University of Maine Cooperative Extension or a specific program area must be used for that purpose.
- Fund raising should only be conducted to meet a goal.
Slide 11: Civil Rights
Slide 12: And Justice for All
Inform your clients about civil rights by hanging the “And Justice For All” Poster at any Extension related event.
Slides 13-15: Actions to Ensure Civil Rights:
- Contact your supervisor if as a volunteer you been the subject of discrimination or sexual harassment, or there aren’t proper accommodations for your disability
- Reasons for outreach and cultural diversity