What You Need to Know about Risk

Posted on December 1, 2001
School transportation managers deal with several risk management issues on a daily basis. What areas of risk-management training should be required of these managers? Dr. Sheri Randall, a human resources consultant in San Diego, offers the following: • Company policies. A good start is the employee handbook, but managers should be familiar with all policies, postings and reporting responsibilities. • Pre-employment interviewing. Privacy and discrimination issues come into play during the interview process. Managers need to know which questions they can ask and which they can’t. • Employee safety. Managers should be aware of physical hazards in the immediate work environment. They should also be familiar with the district or company’s injury prevention plan. • Sexual harassment. This area can be a land mine waiting for detonation if managers are not well versed in ways to identify and handle sexual harassment, particularly more subtle forms and “hostile workplace” issues. • Discrimination. Managers should receive an overview of protected classes of employees and applicants. They should also be familiarized with the Americans with Disabilities Act. • Responsible use of technology. Use of the Internet, e-mail and voice-mail is becoming increasingly common these days at school bus operations. Managers should receive training in proper use, including etiquette, of these handy, but often misused technologies. Contact: Dr. Sheri Randall can be reached at the following e-mail address: [email protected]
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