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What We Do

The Office of Risk Management (ORM) is a resource for University of Hawaiʻi administrators, faculty and staff to identify and manage risks associated with their activities in order to reduce losses, maintain financial stability and protect university resources.

We coordinate UH’s risk management efforts and administer UH’s program of insurance and self-insurance, oversight of insurance claims and development of various risk and loss control programs.


Safety Alert regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices

Due to reports of “overheating” and other safety risks involving Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, the UH Office of Risk Management is advising all members of the University community in possession of this device to follow the manufacturer’s instructions as stated on their website.

Motorized Utility Carts

The safe operation of motorized utility carts, such as golf carts, utility carts and low-speed vehicles is paramount to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on the University of Hawaiʻi campus. Refer to the Policy and Procedures Manual of the UH Mānoa Commuter and Fleet Services (PDF) for Motorized Utility Carts guidelines.

2016 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The UH Mānoa 2016 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (PDF) is now available. The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report provides policy statements, crime statistics for UH Mānoa, and information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to the safety and security of our campus community. For more information, visit the Department of Public Safety’s website.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Rules

The FAA announced that new UAS (commonly referred to as drones) rules, including all pilot and operating rules, went into effect as of August 29, 2016. Anyone who operates UAS on University of Hawaiʻi property, and all University of Hawaiʻi employees, students, and other individuals who operate UAS in any location as part of their University employment or as part of any University-related activity, must comply with FAA regulations, and any applicable county, state and federal laws. For more information on the new rules, please visit the FAA’s website.

2016 Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. Check the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency’s website for information on how to plan and prepare for the hurricane season.

University of Hawaiʻi Whistleblower Hotline

If you observe or suspect any fraud, waste, abuse, or other conduct you believe is in violation of the University’s policies or other laws, rules or regulations, you are encouraged to report your concerns.


2444 Dole Street
Bachman Hall, Room 112
Honolulu, HI 96822

  (808) 956-2304


7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (HST)
(Closed on State Holidays)

Leadership and Staff

John Hashimoto, Director

Last modified: October 17, 2016
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