PSS Units

Risk Management

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

PSS

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

EHS

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

Emergency Mgmt

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Waivers


An “Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability” form (“Waiver”) is used to:
  • Inform prospective participants of potential risks involved with an activity
  • Allow an individual to voluntarily choose to incur risks
  • Secure an agreement from the individual to hold harmless the University
These forms are frequently encountered in both personal and business transactions, and such forms are useful to us because they alert us to hazards in our activities and put us on notice that we need to make arrangements to provide for ourselves if losses occur. Businesses want to alert us to situations where business liability ends and our personal liability begins.

University employees are covered, subject to exclusions, if their actions cause bodily injury or property damage to "third parties".   Students are required to retain their own personal liability coverage.  This is similar to a business that purchases “Commercial General Liability” to cover its business operations, but there is no expectation that this commercial coverage would extend to cover the personal liability of its customers.  At the University our students are our customers. Students are not covered under this agreement.
  • Setup Online Waiver
    The Online Waiver request system was created to increase efficiency for units and Risk by decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete the waiver request required by Risk Management, and having the most current form in use.  Colleges can choose to accept the waiver request form in place of the field trip request form. See College Approval of Online Waiver guidelines below.  Units will need to contact their college Dean's office to see if they have designated a reviewer for Online Waiver requests.  If a college does not accept the waiver information as a replacement of the field trip request form, the unit can still use the Online Waiver request system but will also need to follow their college's instructions for field trip requests.
  • College Approval of Online Waiver
    College Deans can request participation with a simple email to risk@uidaho.edu stating the name and email address for the person that they would like to review and approve the waiver request forms in place of the field trip request form.

    The college's designee will receive an email when there is a waiver request for their review.  The designee can access the Online Waiver Reviewer's Section with their Vandal Sign in and password.  They have the option of  returning the request to the originator for correction or to disapprove it.  If they approve the form, they can forward it to Risk for processing.
  • Request an Online Waiver
    Individuals can request a waiver with the Online Waiver request.  The requester should review the list of activities before completing the form fields to ensure that the activity you need is there.  Waivers for activities that are not listed in the Online Waiver request system need to be requested using a Non-Standard Waiver request form.  Each form field in the Online Waiver request system has a description of what is needed to complete your request.  The information supplied will be included in the generated waiver form.  The requester will receive an email stating the area that the waiver was sent for approval and each step along the way.  After Risk's review and approval of the activity, the requester will receive an email from Risk with a link to the waiver.
  • Non-Standard Waiver
    Units that are planning an activity that is based in a lab, high risk, or not on the list of activities in the automated waiver system should request a waiver for their activity by completing a Non-Standard Waiver form.  When completing the Non-Standard Waiver form, you will need to customize the form with:  information which identifies your activity and course; a detailed list of the risk inherent in your activity; and appropriate contact information.  A waiver will be created once the Non-Standard Waiver form has been received by Risk Management and has been reviewed for details. 
  • After a Unit Recieves a Waiver from Risk
    It is the responsibility of the requester to distribute the waiver to all the activity participants.  Signed copies of the waiver should be collected in advance of the activity and stored appropriately with the unit in case losses arise.  Should a loss occur, the Waiver should be attached to the Incident Report.

    A waiver should never be signed by an EMPLOYEE of the University while acting within the course and scope of their duties.  However, many of us have "dual status":  we may be an employee for certain purposes and a student for other purposes.  For example, a graduate assistant that is acting within their employment duties as an instructor or chaperone for the activity, should not sign the form.