Implementation Plan

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Implementing an Effective Risk Management Program

The Guiding Principles of Risk Management (RM)

A. Integrate RM into all phases of missions and operations. Effective RM requires that the process be integrated into all phases of mission or operational planning, preparation, execution, and recovery on a continuing basis. It is much more cost effective to plan up front during building construction and renovation to imbed safety, fire and environmental protection systems than to retro-fit after the fact.

B. Make risk decisions at the appropriate level. As a decision-making tool, RM is only effective when the information is concentrated on the appropriate supervisory level for decision. The higher the risk, the higher the
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|Safety committee inspections, |
| |Employee identification of workplace and environmental hazards |
| |Hazards identified while investigating mishaps |
| |Supervisors identifying hazards for workplace or job hazard analyses |
| |Safety Coordinator inspections |
|Step 2 – Assess hazards to determine risk. |Using the Risk Management Risk Assessment Matrix, assign a risk |
| |assessment code (RAC) to identified hazards. |
| |An initial RAC is assigned to uncontrolled hazards and a residual RAC is |
| |assigned to controlled hazards. |
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