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Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada

Students on an Outward Bound course backpacking in California’s range of light, the Sierra Nevada.

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"Alex provided an invaluable outside perspective to our organization . . . The entire review process was customized to the needs of our unique operation."
                   — Jay Creagh, former Wilderness Program Director, Camp Manito-wish YMCA

A risk management review (sometimes referred to as an audit or assessment) is a systematic approach to assessing the risks within a program. Often, organizations are unaware of current best practices or risk management gaps within their organization. An OSI review provides an objective perspective on these critical issues.

Our review service begins with an online risk management assessment that collects basic information about your program. This initial assessment informs our expert reviewer prior to an on-site visit. Guided by our proprietary review process, the reviewer will interview staff and review equipment, facilities and documentation. 

OSI’s streamlined review process is simpler and more time-efficient than other peer review approaches. The result is a comprehensive report designed to guide your organization's next steps. OSI even helps with these next steps, as our review process always includes assistance with the implementation of any recommendations.

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Review Benefits

  • Safety: Help reduce the risk of harm to participants or staff.
  • Crisis Planning: Improve emergency response and limit the impact of incidents.
  • Legal Risk: Be confident you are taking appropriate steps now in case an incident does occur.
  • Reassurance: Make your board, management, and staff confident that safety is well-managed.
  • Reputation: Proper incident reduction and crisis response may prevent severe reputation harm.
  • Cost: Even with insurance, the costs of a serious incident can vastly outweigh prevention costs.
  • Marketing: OSI will help you advertise the fact that your safety practices are outstanding.

What OSI Clients Say

What OSI Clients Say About Risk Management Support and Consulting Services

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