410 The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! Building Skills for Communicating Risk Accurately and Effectively in Good Times and Bad

Session Number: 410
Track: Safety/Environmental or Regulation
Session Type: Concurrent Session - 90 minutes
Primary Presenter: Dede Montgomery, MS CIH [Senior Research Associate, Outreach Director, Oregon Institu - OHSU]
Time: Apr 25, 2017 (09:15 AM - 10:45 AM)
Room: Strand 10AB

Session Description:  Effective risk communication is critical during emergencies, but it is just as important during day-to-day operations when fear, fueled by misperceptions, may surge through workplaces and communities. Occupational health nurses play a key leadership role in explaining risk to decision-makers and other stakeholders, the employees they serve, and the public. Effective risk communication is a skill that supports sound decision-making, thoughtful resource allocation, and is essential to protecting health, safety, and overall well-being. Using real life examples, you will build your skills to help assure that the right message goes out in the right way, at the right time.

Date and Time: April 25th, 9:15AM-10:45AM