Risk Communication


The purpose of this 4 1/2 - 5 hour online course is to assist those responsible for environmental, health, or safety issues to effectively communicate risk information to employees, community members, and the media. You will gain an understanding of how risk is perceived and learn the best approaches to communicating risk. You will understand which computer-based applications can be used successfully in risk communication. Case studies and real world examples (including COVID-19) are incorporated into the course.

  • Contact Hours/REHS Contact Hours: 5.0 hours
  • Accreditation Agency:  Phylmar Academy, a division of The Phylmar Group, Inc

Who Will Benefit from This Course?

Those responsible for environmental, health, or safety issues effectively communicate risk information to employees, community members, and the media.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the two processes that lead to full Risk Communication.
  • Differentiate between Consultative Communication, Collaborative Communication and Crisis Communication.
  • Explain the implications of Risk = Hazard + Outrage.
  • Discuss the implications of (P)erception = (R)eality.
  • Identify the most important element of Risk Communication and three other important elements.
  • Draft a Risk Communication plan for a real or hypothetical situation.

Topics Include

  • The Basics of Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
  • Approaches to Communicating Risk
  • Risk Communication and the Law
  • Understanding Risk Communication: Where Are You Vulnerable?
  • Principles of Risk Communication
  • Planning the Risk Communication Effort
  • Best Practices in Communicating Risk
  • Misconduct and Enforcement
  • Determining Appropriate Methods
  • Developing a Crisis Management/Communication Plan
  • Preparing for a Community Meeting
  • Practicums


Single Seat - $499  

For bulk pricing or to license the course for unlimited users, please contact info@phylmar.com for additional discounts.

The course certificate of completion acknowledges completion of a specific course; it does not certify the participant to perform any particular work or task.

single seat $499.00

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