Presentation on theme: "1 What do we call Ourselves? Hazards Risk Managers of Course Greg Shaw GWU ICDRM The George Washington University Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk."— Presentation transcript:
1 What do we call Ourselves? Hazards Risk Managers of Course Greg Shaw GWU ICDRM The George Washington University Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management
3 NRP and NIMS Consequence Management - “Predominantly an emergency management function and included measures to protect public health and safety, restore essential government services, and provide emergency relief to governments, businesses, and individuals affected by the consequences of terrorism.” NRP, December 2004.
4 Dealing with Risk “Risk management is fundamental to managing the threat, while retaining our quality of life and living in freedom. Risk management can guide our decision- making as we examine how we can best organize to prevent, protect against, respond and recover from an attack.” Secretary Chertoff. Address to business leaders at New York University. April 26, 2005
5 Emergency Management and Risk “Emergency management is most simply defined as the discipline dealing with risk and risk avoidance.” Chapter 1 of the FEMA Higher Education Project electronic text Emergency and Risk Management Case Studies Text Book – Introduction to Crisis and Risk Management Concepts (2004) “In the simplest terms, emergency management is the management of risk so that society can live with environmental and technical hazards and deal with the disasters that they cause.” William Waugh, Living with Hazards Dealing with Disasters
6 The Private Sector and Risk Management Widely recognized as a strategic function Becoming an umbrella under which crisis management and business continuity falls C level responsibility
7 Dealing with Risk “What is required is that everyday citizens develop both the maturity and the willingness to invest in reasonable measures to mitigate that risk.” Stephen Flynn. America the Vulnerable
9 Hazards “Events or physical conditions that have the potential to cause fatalities, injuries, property damage, infrastructure damage, agricultural loss, damage to the environment, interruption of business, or other types of harm or loss. [i]” Defining hazards this way connotes all hazards and does not necessarily emphasize just natural, technological or human induced (intentional/terrorist) events. [i] FEMA. Multi Hazard Identification and Assessment. Washington, DC. 1997.
10 Risk Risk is the product of probability (likelihood) and consequences of an event. [ii]: This definition implies that risk can be controlled by managing probability (through mitigation and preparedness) and consequences (through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery). [ii]Ansell, J. and F. Wharton. 1992. Risk: Analysis, Assessment, and Management. John Wiley & Sons. Chichester. p100.
11 Manage “To take charge or care of (control). [iii]” [iii] Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary. Gramercy Books. New York, NY. 1898 Edition.
12 Hazards Risk Management A continual process that provides a general philosophy and a defined and iterative series of component parts that be utilized to exercise a level of control (management) over the risks associated with the hazards facing a community.
13 Hazard Risk Management Establish the Context Objectives Stakeholders Criteria Define key elements Identify the Risks Hazards analysis Vulnerability analysis Analyze the Risks Review controls Likelihoods Consequences Level of risk Evaluate the Risks Evaluate risks Rank Risks Treat the Risks Identify options Select the best responses Develop risk treatment plan Implement Communicate and Consult Monitor and Review Emergency Management Australia, 2002. Emergency Risk Management