The New York Alliance Risk Advisory Committee (RAC)

    The RAC is a committee comprised of NY Alliance members interested in working on resources that will benefit all members in controlling losses and reportable incidents while improving quality outcomes.

    Risk Management is the process by which significant risks are identified, evaluated and controlled.  It's about making the most of opportunities, making the right decisions and achieving pre-determined objectives.  Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposures faced by an organization and select the most appropriate techniques or solutions for treating those exposures.  It is an essential part of a non-profit organization.  It also ensures that the non-profit’s actions will not impair the people it is supporting, the public, and the organization’s employees and volunteers.

    Top 10 Risks Identified by New York Alliance Members:

    1. Moving and handling of people and objects
    2. Personal Hygiene, Infection Control, and Med Admin
    3. Personal Safety and Working Alone (1:1) & Residential
    4. Fire Safety
    5. Food Safety and Hygiene
    6. Emergency Protocols (Disasters) & Crisis Management
    7. Risk Assessments and Safety Hazards (AUTO)(CHOICE) (Other?)
    8. Cyber risks for people working utilizing computers
    9. Use of chemicals and waste disposal
    10. Security Measures (A.C.T.)(A.L.I.C.E.) and Visitors (WVP)



    Active Shooter - What Can You Do? Handout
    "In the moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." - Theodore Roosevelt (Added 6/17/2019)

    5 Questions to Re-Focus Your Risk Function Handout
    by Melanie Lockwood Herman  (Added 6/17/2019)

    Seven (7) Steps to Mitigating Crisis Handout
    by Chris Lyons & John Rose  (Added 6/17/2019)

    Safety Perception Survey Handout

    March 2018: Workplace Violence Prevention in Human Service Agencies
    Presented by: Thomas Ess, Associate Vice President, Residential Services, People, Inc.
    The first part of this webinar includes a discussion about what options exist for agencies to deliver proactive strategies for handling instances of workplace violence, active shooter or violent intruder incidents. In addition, Thomas discussed some of the unique challenges human service agencies face in implementing active shooter or violent intruder response. The second part of this webinar addressed the emerging challenges posed by OSHA requirements to create and maintain protections for staff that are subject to acts of violence by individuals they serve. This webinar also included a discussion on how to create a robust Workplace Violence Prevention program that endeavors to satisfy those mandates. 

    Personal Auto Use Information
    Safe Driving Commitment Form  |  Driver Safety Orientation Checklist
    Non-Owned Vehicle Authorization and Operation Form
    CFS Hired and Non-Owned Vehicles  |  Non-Owned Auto Loss Prevention Checklist
    Vehicle Inspection Report Form

    DISCLAIMER: Although the contributors and the Alliance have made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this Risk Resources is correct, we do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Organizations that utilize these Risk Resources assume the responsibility that those resources comply with all state compliance and regulatory requirements to meet their specific organization’s policy, procedure and protocol need.

    The New York Alliance Risk Advisory Committee (RAC) sincerely thanks Rose & Kiernan, Inc. & Nationwide for supporting the mission of the New York Alliance and helping to make this committee and all of its offerings possible.