UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Risk Management Policy (AP-03-101)

UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Policy ID: AP-03-101
Effective: November 2, 1998
Revision: November 2013
Review: 3 years

Risk Management Policy

Maintained by: Risk Management
Approved by: Chancellor
Next Review Date: November 2016


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Policy

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls that every employee, student and visitor be afforded a safe and healthful working environment within the scope of available resources. Risk Management has the assumption of responsibility for recognizing, measuring and controlling the exposures to loss of both human life and property which are created by the activities of the University.

UW-River Falls will strive to operate a risk management program that is consistent with UW System, State, and Federal requirements. The Risk Management Officer (RMO) is responsible for managing the program by developing and maintaining risk management policies, procedures, standards and forms, arranging applicable training, and by initiating risk identification, mitigation and control. It is important to note that program management and oversight is a university-wide responsibility that calls for the active involvement of all faculty, staff and students in connection with regulations and methods relating to their personal safety and well-being.

Authority

The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.  The Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for the administration of this policy.  Request an exception to this policy by writing to administrative-policy@uwrf.edumail. The RMO is responsible for coordinating the implementation of this policy and for providing guidance on the interpretation of specific policy requirements.

Sanctions and Appeals Process

Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.

Related Documents

  1. Governor’s Executive Order #194 – July, 1993
    http://www.doa.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=668link
  2. Department of Commerce Chapter 32 – Public Employee Safety and Health
    http://wssca.org/pdf/comm032.pdfdocumentlink
  3. University of Wisconsin System Chapter 18 – Conduct on University Lands
    http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/18.pdfdocumentlink
  4. Occupational Safety and Health Standards CFR 1910
    http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1910link

Contact

Please direct questions about this policy to administrative-policy@uwrf.edumail.