Risk Management is part of the everyday life of a pilot. There is no way that a pilot can completely avoid risk. There are ways that risks can be managed and accepted at appropriate levels. The U.S. Air Force trains base Risk Managers, and in the past few years, Risk Management has crossed from aviation to all areas of the base, usually as an extra activity that squadrons complete when they are off-duty. There are 5 steps: Identify the hazards – This is where time permitting you or a group identifies all the hazards for an event. Assess the hazards – How severe and how frequent are they likely to occur? Make Risk Decisions – Are we making a decision based on the acceptable amount of risk? Does the reward outweigh the risk? Implement Controls – Is there anything we can do to mitigate the risk? Example of a control is a water station at an outdoor physical activity where the hazard is dehydration. Supervise and Evaluate – Are the controls that we have implemented working? Don’t just stop after control measures are working; these 5 steps are in a circle and always repeating. What are some activities at your work that could be considered high risk? Run the 5 step risk management for an activity at your workplace. When responding to other students’ post, address any other hazards that they didn’t think of. Risk management is directly tied with communication. reference Crew Resource Management Edited by Barbara G. Kanki, José Anca, Thomas R. Chidester