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Society Operating Guidelines

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Our Society Operating Guidelines describe in detail the manner in which American Society of Safety Professionals is structured and governed. They are intended to accompany and be consistent with ASSP bylaws.

Section 6.6: Risk Management Advisory Subcommittee Operating Procedures

I. Purpose and Scope

The Risk Management Advisory Subcommittee advises the Finance Committee and ultimately the Board of Directors on matters of risk management and loss control for all ASSP units and operations.

II. Membership

The subcommittee shall consist of three members of the Finance Committee, including the Vice President, Finance, as chair. Subcommittee members are appointed by the Vice President, Finance, for one-year terms and may be reappointed.

III. Meetings and Schedule of Events

The subcommittee will not normally hold meetings, but will conduct its business by phone, including conference calls, mail or e-mail, to be scheduled as needed.

IV. Organizational Relationships

The subcommittee is accountable to the Finance Committee. The staff liaison is the Director, Finance.

V. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The subcommittee is responsible for examining and evaluating accident and loss trends, exposures and potential liabilities for ASSP, including ASSP headquarters operations, and volunteer governance and constituent units, including but not limited to:

  • Staff employee safety and health (what do they do, role of the CEO?)
  • Public liability (e.g., general, products, liquor)
  • Professional and publishers liability
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Property protection and security

The subcommittee will review ASSP’s insurance coverages every 2 years or more frequently as circumstances require.

The subcommittee will give special attention to region/chapter/section special event exposures and liability needs.

It will advise the Finance Committee on noninsurance risk management techniques.

It will also assist staff in periodically developing specifications for insurance coverage and requests for proposals.

Approved By | Date: Board of Directors | 1/2023
Replaces Edition Dated: 12/2019
Next Revision Due: 1/2026

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