Hazard Analysis

Your boss has asked you to investigate these operations and tasks that he feels have a significant potential for injury in the manufacturing plant:

  1. Operating electric forklifts in narrow aisles.
  2. Repairing the hydraulic system on the gas-powered forklift.
  3. Operating the large sheet metal shear.

For each of the three tasks, do the following:

· Identify a minimum of two (or three) hazards of the operation and the injuries that could result from exposure to them.

· Determine the control measures that would eliminate the identified hazards or reduce the risk (severity and/or probability) of injury. Be sure to consider all levels in the hierarchy of controls.

· Analyze the effectiveness of each control measure by assessing the risks before and after the control is implemented.

· Provide your recommendations for which control measures should be implemented and why you chose them.

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Risk Management Planning Exercise

Read the following scenario:

Dr. Bili Mattes, the Provost for Harrisburg University (HU), is hosting a campus event and she wants to ensure it is a complete success. Your group has been asked to manage risks associated with the planning for the event. The project team leader, Virat Kohli, is new to project management and has about 6 months to plan and execute the project. The budget for the entire project is $20,000.

An outdoor site venue will be used for the event, which includes a live band for the entertainment. The finance department has allocated funds, additional funding is needed (through sponsorship of the event and by selling tickets) to meet the total cost burden of the event. Promoting the event will be important to raising funds.

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The outdoor event site used must be returned in the condition it was found. Security is also important as alcohol will be served. Neighbors are already concerned about noise and vandalism.

Dr. Mattes has a risk neutral personality. She is the project sponsor and has asked that $500 be used from the project budget to manage risks. The university has a culture of risk seeking (as evidenced by their recent decision to pursue e-Sports).

For this event, the senior management at HU has no tolerance (or appetite) for risks that can impact the project schedule. “The schedule must be protected”, Dr. Mattes stated, “because we can’t hold an event any later than the planned weekend.” Senior management has high tolerance for risks that can impact the project budget. “We’ve come through the challenging times of the early years and are now in great shape, particularly with the high enrollment numbers of foreign students”, said Joe Dokes, Chief Financial Officer at HU.

For this 6-month long project, Dr. Mattes has asked for risk and other project status reports each month. These are low-key meetings using the relevant elements of the risk register. Dr. Mattes is not familiar with the risk register, so it will be important for your group to spend some time explaining in the RMP how to use it, and to provide examples of how to write a proper risk statement.

Based upon this scenario, complete the following tasks:

Question: Write a Risk Management Plan (RMP) using the content found in the PMBOK 6e (Section 11.1.3.1). At a minimum, the plan should address all elements of a RMP found in the PMBOK. The plan should include the following figures and tables:

Risk breakdown structure (RBS) to level 2.
Probability and Impact scale definitions for time, cost and quality.
Probability-Impact matrix with scoring scheme
The scale definitions and scoring scheme should be based upon 5 levels for probability (very low, low, medium, high and very high) and 5 levels for impact.

The methodology must also include a sample risk statement for threat and opportunity that demonstrates an understanding of how to capture the necessary information for each type of risk.

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Promoting Safety and Reducing Risk: Program Evaluation

Visit the CDC Injury Prevention and Control website about child safety and injury prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/. Additionally, review the CDC childhood injury report at https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/child_injury_data.html

For this discussion, create an outline with supportive content for implementing a simple educational program or intervention to promote health and reduce injury risk for the childhood and/or adolescent population. Focus can be for an individual, specific group, or population. Include the topic and target audience or learner characteristics. The introduction may include statistics of why the topic is important, people affected, and pertinent risk factors. Include objectives, goals, the intervention, and means you will use to evaluate the program. Show evidence-based support for the intervention

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Managing a crisis in a hospital

You are a healthcare administrator at a large metropolitan teaching hospital. Your hospital is in the middle of a crisis involving surgical residents. In recent years, the level of operating room deaths involving surgeries that your residents have been involved in has increased. As a result, the number of malpractice suits that have been leveled against your hospital has also increased. This is not only reducing the hospital’s revenue, but it is also damaging the reputation of the hospital. An internal investigation has shown that many of the surgical residents have been performing two to three surgeries back to back after working a 24-hour shift. Your human resources department had indicated that this could be a contributing factor in the number of operating room deaths.

Compose an essay in which you detail the following points regarding this crisis:

Identify and define the crisis type that the hospital is experiencing.
Describe the crisis management triad and how it could be utilized in this situation.
Describe how you plan to improve the performance of the surgical residents and how your plan could improve patient care by reducing the number of operating room deaths.

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Risk management or insurance.

Select a current topic related to the course that pertains to any aspect of risk management or insurance. Identify an issue or risk exposure that is relevant or you expect to become an issue in the future. Conduct research and write a two to five page paper explaining the issue, the potential impact, the benefit of having used risk management or the benefit of implementing it going forward (example: what type of policy would be helpful if using risk transfer; please include at least one non insurance risk management technique), and suggest a strategy for addressing this issue. Quantify the loss exposure whenever possible as well as any environmental or other externalities. This paper is open to any and all risk exposure topics as addressed in the course.

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Risk Management Plan

Documents (e.g., waivers, health forms, emergency reports, accident forms).
Risk Management (insurance coverage, inspection forms, supervision systems, personnel qualifications/training), i.e., Emergency Plans.
Agency Promotion:

Describe media to be used, degree of coverage (e.g., number of subscribers), and message size.
Identify costs for design, printing, delivery, etc., and develop promotion/advertising budget.

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Introduction to Risk Management

Scenario:

You are a project manager working in the mortgage banking industry. Your manager informed you that government agency auditors are coming to the headquarters to perform an audit. The emphasis will be on the risk management program. This audit is very important because penalties for noncompliance can be high. This audit is a top priority for the entire company, and your manager has asked you to be prepared to answer questions about the bank’s risk management program.

Your manager told you to review and analyze all documentation associated with managing risks and to explain the following:

Different types of risks that your bank manages
How threats and opportunities are identified, analyzed, responded to, and monitored
The risk management plans that the bank has in place
You should know everything from program-level to risk management documentation used in each phase of the process, as well as the tools and techniques used to manage risks.

The manager wants you to watch the following two videos and then prepare a discussion about risks, risk management, and risk management processes using the list of questions below (QualityGurus, 2013; RiskX: Risk Management for Projects, 2017):

Introduction to Risk Management

Videos

What is risk?
What is risk management?
What constitutes a threat to a project?
What opportunities are available to projects?
What are industry examples of a specific risk management requirement in the preventive action clause?
How should risk management planning be done?
What are key characteristics of risk?
In risk analysis, what are the considerations for risk?
What is the goal of applying risk response strategies for positive risks?
What is one of the most common risk identification techniques?
Risk analysis can be done from what aspect?
What are the important tools used in risk analysis?

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