"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
The outdoor industry has learned a tremendous amount about managing safety and liability issues over the past twenty-five years. Unfortunately, few outdoor-oriented organizations are able to take full advantage of this growing risk management expertise. The Outdoor Safety Institute provides every outdoor program affordable access to a world-class risk management team.
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 a two-part online risk management assessment that collects basic information about your program. This initial assessment informs our expert reviewer prior to an on-site visit (typically two days). 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.
We also offer an online risk assessment that is less time-consuming and lower in cost than our full risk management review. This is a great starting point for evaluating risk management practices, especially for small organizations with a limited range of outdoor activities.
Our subscription service provides your program with the best risk management team in the industry. For a manageable monthly fee, OSI gives you access to a comprehensive set of risk management tools, including:
- Risk management review (every 3 years)
- Access to OSI's online resource library
- Ongoing support from the OSI Team (via phone, email, or video conference)
- Crisis response support
- Use of OSI's name & logo for marketing
Contact OSI to learn more or to become a subscriber.
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"OSI has been an invaluable resource to the Yellowstone Association in developing and continuing to expand and improve our risk management program. From field risk management to transportation safety, working with Alex Kosseff and OSI has been an important part of our risk management efforts."
—Jenny Golding, Director of Education, Yellowstone Association Institute
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