Operational Risk Management

NJROTC DRILL TEAM/COLOR GUARD OPERATIONAL RISK MANGEMENT (ORM) ASSESSMENT

1. IDENTIFY RISK HAZARDS:
a. Cadet becomes ill .
b. Cadet – falls to deck .
c. Cadet becomes dehydrated .
d. Cadet injured during team regulation drill .
e. Cadet injured during Armed Drill Team Exhibition
f. Cadet hit by private automobile or delivery truck .
g. Sudden electrical storm

2. ASSESS RISK HAZARDS FOR EACH OF THE ABOVE:
a. Cadet may become ill as result of eating too much, having flu, cold, fever, or other existing medical condition. May occur – moderate severity
b. Cadet feints and falls to deck as result of locking knees. May occur – minor severity
c. Cadet becomes dehydrated – did not hydrate prior to event. May occur – minor severity
d. Cadet injured during platoon drill – i.e. sprained ankle. May occur – minor severity
e. Cadet hits self or other cadet with rifle, cut, bruise, eye injury. May occur – moderate severity
f. Event held on bus ramp – private and delivery vehicles still use – driver looses control hits cadet– Unlikely to occur
g. Sudden electrical storm endangering cadets – May occur – moderate severity

3. IMPLEMENT CONTROLS:
a. On drill days instructors brief all cadets on importance of eating breakfast/lunch as well as steps to take if they are not feeling well. Reemphasize Training Time Out (TTO)
aa. NSI and SNSI CPR certified. AEDs located by clinic and at 700 hall entrance (student parking lot side)
b. On drill days brief all cadets to not lock knees during long periods of Attention. Brief all cadets to pay attention to other cadets – catch before falling to deck.
c. On drill days instructors will brief all cadets on hydrating and the effects of dehydration. Water/cups will be available for all cadets
d. Ensure first aid kit available. Nurse and trainers phone numbers available to contact if necessary
e. Instructors check weather station. Have foul weather plan in place.

4. MAKE RISK DECISIONS: ACTIVITY – DRILL / COLOR GUARD
1. Decide if the benefit of the activity outweighs the risk associated with it.

ACTIVITY RISK BENEFIT OUTWEIGHS RISK
ILLNESS YES
FEINTING YES
DEHYDRATION YES
INJURIES YES
VEHICLE TRAFFIC YES
WEATHER YES

5. SUPERVISE:
a. Instructors and Cadet Staff ensure controls remain in effect. NSI will monitor cadets during all phases of drill practice.
NSI will have cell phone in case of emergency.
b. Instructors evaluate and verify controls are having desired effects.
c. Any individual who recognizes a potentially unsafe situation should call a safety / training time out and bring that situation to
the attention of the NSI.

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