Risk Communication in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Pacific: 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Mountain: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Central: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Eastern: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

Course Description:

Risk communication messages and methods are critical in situations where concerns are high and trust is low.  This presentation will discuss what risk communication is and when it becomes important. Examples of critical mistakes and implications of those mistakes will be discussed.   Key strategies for successful risk communication will be presented. 

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize when risk communication skills are needed.
  2. Identify actions and communication styles that undermine good risk communication.
  3. Discuss biases and how they impact perception of risk.
  4. Cite current examples where risk communication influenced the perception of risk and impact.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

Presenter Information: 

Siobhan Murphy, MPH, CIH, CSP has been practicing safety and industrial hygiene for 23 years, after receiving a bachelors in chemistry and a masters in industrial hygiene from the University of California, at Berkeley. Her work experience includes the high tech, transportation and power generation industries. Siobhan is certified as an industrial hygienist and a safety professional.  She currently works as a safety consultant at SAIF Corporation, in Portland Oregon, providing safety, ergonomic and industrial hygiene services to employers in a wide variety of industries. 

Siobhan applies risk communication strategies while she’s a skipper to friends and family members, sailing on navigable waters in Portland, Oregon.

AAOHN Education Joint Provider:

University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Handouts will be available closer to the webinar date.

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