- Program and Procedural Manual
- Chapter 1 - Organization
- Chapter 2 - Memoranda and Agreements
- Chapter 3 - Extension Program Areas
- Chapter 4 - Civil Rights
- Chapter 5 - Appointed Personnel
- Chapter 6 - Appointed Personnel Benefits
- Chapter 7 - Operations
- Chapter 8 - Generic Information
- APPENDIX A
- APPENDIX B
- APPENDIX C
- GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS
7.05 - Risk Management
The University of Arizona, an agency of the State of Arizona, participates in a statutory program of liability coverage for its departments and employees in types and amounts as provided under A.R.S. 41-621 et. seq. This protects all University of Arizona employees and faculty (including participating volunteers acting under the direction of a University employee) while participating in official university activities that have been approved by the Cooperative Extension Agent or designee in person, by phone or by letter.
While all activities carry a certain amount of risk, it is recommended that Extension faculty provide a risk analysis prior to conducting Extension sanctioned activities. Each county Extension office should have a risk management plan to provide employees, volunteers, and participants with a safe working environment. There are some activities, such as skiing, shooting sports education and horse shows, that carry a higher degree of risk for injury than other activities. These higher risk activities require a greater responsibility for preparation on the part of specialists, agents, support staff, volunteers, and 4-H club members. A separate plan should be developed for each activity where risks may be anticipated. Use of a Risk Management Checklist may be helpful.
If a U of A employee sees an unsafe condition, The University of Arizona will be held liable if it is ignored and someone is hurt or properties are damaged. All serious accidents should be reported to the U of A Department of Risk Management and the State Cooperative Extension Office. An Accident Insurance Claim Form from Risk Management and a form used for reporting any suspected or observed incidents of Child Abuse or Neglect Report Form are available.