When and where will the next major flood occur? Will project bids come in under the government estimate? Will a built structure live up to its strength? How many work-related injuries can we expect on the job?
No matter where you work or what you are working on in the Corps, you face questions like these every day for which there are no easy answers. We do not and cannot know the answers to many of the questions we run into during the performance of our jobs. What we can do, however, is to understand and manage the risks created by these uncertainties.
Risk analysis is the responsibility of every Corps employee. It is an effective way of thinking about and organizing to solve problems on the job and to address uncertainty.