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Risk Communication: What is your experience in communication about risk?
Hazards versus Risk Hazards Inherent properties that cannot be changed Chlorine is toxic when inhaled or ingested Task review and process descriptions are ways of identifying hazards Risk likelihood of exposure inherent hazards of the substance combined with amount of exposure (dose) potential health effects
Hazard versus Risk
Who will need information workers in this workplace workers in similar workplaces management industry associations local officials national officials unions medical professionals journalists media representatives community members non governmental organizations
Communicating about Hazards and Risks talking to the community about hazards and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury and illness plan carefully address the community specific concerns be honest and open coordinate and collaborate with other credible sources meet the needs of the media
What information will you provide needs be prepared and responsive get the facts straight correct misimpressions coordinate with other agencies coordinate within the agency listen to what various groups are telling you
Who can help you Enlist the help of organizations that have credibility avoid closed meetings
Include information that people want to know about What are the hazards? What are the risks? Who might be affected? What is being done to prevent exposures? How likely is it someone will get sick or hurt? Who should I call if I have questions?
Include information that people want to know about Where can I get more information? Should I see my doctor? Could my family become sick or hurt? Who should I call if the problems continue?
Best Communication Practices Commitment to improving safety and health Honesty and openness Respect for worker concerns Knowledge of issues Receptive to solutions Responsive to problems
How to communicate Public meetings Media distribution of information newspapers television radio Flyers, brochures Posters
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La comunicacin de riesgos: cual es su experiencia en la comunicacin sobre riesgo? [Power Point]
Risk communication: what is your experience in communication about risk? [Power Point]
PowerPoint summarizing the differences between workplace hazards and risks, how to communicate these issues to all of the stakeholders, and how to minimize the potential for workplace hazards and risks through effective communication among the stakeholders.
Un Power Point que resume las diferencias entre los peligros y riesgos laborales, como comunicar estas cuestiones a todos los asociados, y como minimizar el potencial de los peligros laborales y riesgos atravs de una comunicacin efectiva entre los asociados.
Safety and health at work
Community Health 2003
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