By Robbie Sinclair, Manager of Risk and Assurance, Australian Catholic University, Australia.
ISO 31000 is a group of standards codified by the International Standardization Organisation (ISO) to provide principles and generic guidelines on risk management. ISO 31000 is a universally recognised paradigm for practitioners and companies employing risk management processes to replace a myriad of existing standards, methodologies and paradigms, which differed between industries, subject matters and regions.
By Joseph Rayzor, JD, Director of Risk Management & University Safety Officer, University of Northern Iowa.
If a life depended on it, could you find an AED, blue light phone, storm shelter or evacuation chair? That’s a question the Office of Risk Management at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) addressed after a UNI faculty member, who had seen a piece on the Today Show about locating your closest AED, approached Risk Management with questions about AED locations on campus and how to use them.
By John Fees, Co-Founder and CEO of NGI Group LLC, and URMIA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee member.
Just last year, a Georgia College & State University student set off an automatic fire sprinkler system, causing more than $100,000 of damage to the property of students and the university. If this scenario hasn’t occurred at your campus yet, then consider that 2015 Clery Act data indicated that 1,926 fires occurred within on-campus student housing. In addition, FBI crime reports for 2015 documented more than 69,502 campus property crimes and thefts.
URMIA's Communications Committee invites you to meet Colorado Robertson, assistant director at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and the current chair of URMIA’s Membership Committee.
By Lou Drapeau, ARM, Resource Manager, URMIA.
Each month, we highlight for you and your campus colleagues some of the latest risk management resources and professional development opportunities, legislation and regulations that impact higher education, and what's new in the URMIA Library.
Risk management resources
- Webinar: "Mental Health and Study Abroad: Harnessing Knowledge to Keep Students Safe," URMIA, January 23, 2018. In this webinar, a panel continued the discussion that URMIA began last year by providing an update on how this issue continues to impact study abroad programs. It includes several case studies, proactive measures that can be put into place to manage risk even before the student leaves campus and best practices that can be scaled for any size institution. Subscribe to URMIA's YouTube channel to see content as it is added.
- "Tips for Dealing with a Tightening Insurance Market," URMIA. URMIA asked several of our affiliate members in the insurance brokerage arena to help our members navigate a tightening insurance market. This article provides a summary of their feedback.
- "Our Consular Safety and Security Messaging," US Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs. The Department of State has announced its "Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging" to replace the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts system. Learn more through the related URMIAnetwork discussion post or sign up for alerts at the link above.
- Higher Education Compliance Alliance, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). Bookmark this centralized repository of information and resources to stay up-to-date on compliance with federal laws and regulations.
- The Higher Education Act: HEA Reauthorization and PROSPER Act Updates, American Council on Education (ACE). Bookmark this page to keep track of key higher education legislation in real time.
- "The ID You’ll Need to Bring to the Airport in 2018 Depending on Your State," Travel+Leisure. Ever since the Department of Homeland Security started alerting travelers that their state-issued IDs may not be enough to board domestic flights, everybody has had questions. This article lists the status of every state.
- "Does Your Workplace Need a 'Hands Off Pants On' Rule?," HR Law Matters. This article discusses the reasoning for a proposed ordinance to protect Chicago hotel workers from sexual assault. It cautions that one-size-fits-all sexual assault policies may not be adequate when certain circumstances put persons at higher risk.
- "How to Prepare for – and Manage – an OSHA Inspection," EHS Today. This is an interesting article on preparing for and managing an OSHA inspection.
- Sexual Abuse Risk Management of Vulnerable Populations, Praesidium. This inaugural report, available from an URMIA affiliate member, shares the latest trends in sexual abuse risk management over the past year based on Praesidium's internal data and field experiences. The report is free, but you must complete a short contact form to access it.
- NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This proposed draft of a standard addressing active shooter and other hostile events is open for review and comment. To leave your comment, create an account and click on "Next Edition."
- Webinar: "Impact of Technology on Enterprise Risk Management," Advisen. This webinar provides an informative discussion of the future impact of technology on ERM. Thanks to Advisen and SVIA (Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator) for providing access to this resource.