OKC Riversport Risk Assessment
Manmade whitewater or river parks have become a trend across the nation, bringing the ability to whitewater raft, kayak, tube, and other outdoor adventures in a seemingly controlled and safe setting. However, that feeling of safety and controls were planned and designed for from the beginning. One thing all facility managers need to do is create a risk assessment of all potential hazards or risks for your space so that you can prioritize, plan and train for, and mitigate a multitude of risks.
After watching the two YouTube videos, reviewing the park map, and the OKC Riversport’s website, conduct a risk assessment of the park.
To get full points for this assignment, complete the following.
- Download the attached spreadsheet. You will find 3 tabs at the bottom. (spreadsheet will be attached as a file)
- Tab 1 is the Risk Assessment Matrix that you will fill out
- Tab 2 is the Risk scales. Which allow you to determine the likelihood and severity of each hazard
- Tab 3 provides the different scales for each risk category (Severity, likelihood, and Impact)
- Choose 3 elements of the park (ie. whitewater section, water slides, zip line, etc)
- For each element, identify five (5) hazards or risks for each element and complete the matrix.
- Columns C, D, E, and F, all have drop-down menus for you to choose an answer based on Tabs 2 and 3.
- For “Who might be harmed,” if you choose “other,” also write in your answer
- Define your recommended actions for each hazard. This could be related to staffing, maintenance, inspections, plans, etc.
- The actions should be in sentence format and clearly state at least who, how, what will be your plan. You can have multiple different ideas for each hazard.
- The “who” can be staff members, users, tradespeople, emergency personnel etc.
Resources for Readings
Core Curriculum for Transcultural Nursing and Health Care
- Chapter 4: “Cross-Cultural Communication”
- Chapter 8: “Education Issues for Students, Organizational Staff, Patients, and Community”
The following chapters serve as research resources for unique aspects of specific cultures related to your Assignment. Please review ONLY the chapters that specifically apply to the culture(s) you will be addressing.
Cultural, Ethnic, and Religious Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers (4th edition)
- African American
- Afro-Caribbean Religions
- The Amish
- Appalachian Americans
- Asian Indian Hindus
- Christian Scientists
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Eastern Orthodoxy
- Folk and Herbal Treatments
- Hispanics and Latinos
- Jehovah’s Witnesses
- Jews and Judaism
- Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBTs)
- Native Americans
- Pacific Islanders
- Russians (non-Jewish)
- Seventh-Day Adventists
- Southeast Asians, Chinese, and Koreans
- Traditional Female Genital Surgery (TFGS)
- White Americans
Please retrieve and read the following journal articles from the Library. Articles can be located through a search in the CINAHL database, OVID database, the Library, or by using the link at the end of the reference if provided.
Krupic, F., Hellström, M., Biscevic, M., Sadic, S., & Fatahi, N. (2016). Difficulties in using interpreters in clinical encounters as experienced by immigrants living in Sweden. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25, 1721–1728.
Probst, S., & Imhof, L. (2016). Management of language discordance in clinical nursing practice: A critical review. Applied Nursing Research, 30, 158–163.
- European Transcultural Nursing Society. Retrieved from http://europeantransculturalnurses.eu/
- International Multicultural Institute. Retrieved from http://www.imciglobal.org/
- Transcultural Nursing Society. Retrieved from http://www.tcns.org/