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Risk Management - PHASE 1
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RISK MANAGEMENT 3-PHASE IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH

Agency Level (BOH and Senior Management)

PHASE 1 - Setting the Stage                                          

This initial phase may take up to a year.

Suggested Leadership:  A Senior Management Working Group would be expected to lead the activities in concert with the BOH throughout Phase 1.  By the end of the phase the following should be in place:  a risk management policy, overall process and plan, risk management framework and categories, and assigned resources with defined roles and responsibilities. 

The following activities will often take place during the first phase of implementing risk management.

Orientation to risk management. What it is and how it helps in governing and managing the organization. This work usually starts at the Board and/or Executive level.
Establish a vision for risk management for the public health unit, e.g., establish risk management culture, build organizational capacity and integrate into day-to-day work.
Confirm the risk management framework and risk categories that will be used, e.g., Ontario Public Service (OPS) framework or others in use in public health units.
Establish high-level risk management cycle and reporting timelines for the public health unit.
Develop risk management policy for the public health unit.

Define roles and responsibilities for:

    -    Board of Health

    -    Medical Officer of Health

    -    Senior Management

To Board of Health for approval of:

    -    Overall process and plan

    -    Framework and categories

    -    Roles and responsibilities

    -    Resources

    -    Timeframe

    -    Policy

 

PHASE 2 - Developing the System and Defining the PHU-Level Risks

PHASE 3 - Further Implementation Within the PHU

  

PHASE 1 RESOURCES - click here for a list of resources that support Phase 1.

 

Other Resources

- 3 Phases Overview          PDF          MS Word

- November 2015 Workshop

- February 2016 Workshop



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