Which of the following represents the MOST responsible risk-management protocol?
A. Waiver of liability, medical screening, liability insurance, program guidelines, re-evaluation
B. Progression of activities, fitness testing, informed consent, identification of risks, waiver of liability
C. Identification of risks, evaluation of risks, selection of approach for managing each risk,
D. Medical screening, identification of risks, liability insurance, fitness testing, waiver of liability
This response is correct. Most authorities recommend a five-step risk management protocol: (1) identification of risks, (2) evaluation of each risk, (3) selection of an approach for managing each risk, (4) implementation, and (5) evaluation. These steps allow the facility manager to reduce costly injuries by periodically reviewing programs, facilities, and equipment to evaluate potential dangers to clients.