Risk Management

NYC DOHMH Briefs EHSO Council on Bed Bugs

November 3, 2010 | EHSO Council, Risk Management

Sharon Heath of the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene briefed the EHSO Council on bed bug control practices  at the Council’s October meeting.  Although bed bugs do not pose any health risk, quick and decisive action is required to minimize the bed bug’s notoriously bad stigma.  According to Ms. Heath, proper preparedness for bed […]

September 2010 = National Preparedness Month

September 2, 2010 | Risk Management, Uncategorized

National Preparedness Month (NPM) calls our attention to the importance of being prepared for all emergencies.  Proper preparedness includes having an Emergency Supply Kit, making a Family Emergency Plan, and staying informed about emergencies and  appropriate responses.  Activities stressing the importance of emergency preparedness will be held throughout the month and a calendar of events may […]


August 31, 2010 | Risk Management

As hurricanes threaten the Northeast, the Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management wanted to impart some information on precautions that may be taken to ensure the safety of each student, faculty and staff member.   New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has developed informational brochures to prepare New Yorkers for hurricanes and flooding, along with […]

Winter Weather

February 9, 2010 | Risk Management

New York City winters can cause serious risk due to inclement conditions of extreme cold, heavy snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain.  Winter weather results in hundreds of deaths in the United States each year, due in part to traffic accidents, fires from improper use of heaters, overexertion, and exposure.  Hypothermia and frostbite also pose […]

EHSRM Flu Webpage

September 10, 2009 | Risk Management

The City has established its strategy for protecting New Yorkers during the upcoming flu season and CUNY wants to make sure you are aware of it. Please visit the Flu webpage for more information and updates.

September 2009 is National Preparedness Month

September 9, 2009 | Risk Management

Are you prepared for an emergency situation? Ready.gov suggests that emergency preparedness consists of getting an emergency preparedness kit, making a plan, staying informed and getting involved to prepare your community. An emergency preparedness kit should store supplies for you and everyone in your household for three days. The kit should include one gallon of […]

Jim Kerr Speaks to Risk Management Council about NYU’s Emergency Management and Global Travel Policies

July 28, 2009 | Risk Management

July’s Risk Management Council meeting featured a presentation by Jim Kerr, Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at New York University, titled “Emergency Management and Global Travel in an Academic Environment: The NYU Model.” Mr. Kerr discussed some of the tools and policies implemented by NYU that provide intelligence on risks in particular areas, […]

Nancy Clark of DOHMH Speaks to the Risk Management Council on H1N1

July 7, 2009 | Risk Management

The June 30, 2009 Risk Management Council Meeting featured Nancy Clark, Assistant Commissioner of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Bureau of Environmental Disease Prevention Program. Ms. Clark briefed the Council on the DOHMH response to the H1N1 outbreak and fielded questions from Council members. Discussion topics included flu prevention tips, […]

University Business Continuity Committee is Up and Running

June 25, 2009 | Risk Management

“Business Continuity” is the process of continuing critical functions during a sustained disruption. Although already done throughout CUNY, a recent initiative centralized this process into a University-wide Committee. The Business Continuity Committee composed of senior university officials and senior staff at each campus held its inaugural meeting on June 5, 2009. Executive Vice Chancellor and […]

Presentation on assessing and minimizing risks in CUNY’s Athletic Program

January 5, 2009 | Risk Management

The December 17, 2008 meeting of the Risk Management Council featured a presentation by Zak Ivkovic, Executive Director of the CUNY Athletic Conference, and Dr. Osric King of the Hospital for Special Surgery, on how to assess and minimize risks in CUNY’s athletic program. The biggest risks that Mr. Ivkovic noted were that six CUNY […]