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Alerting, Reassuring, Guiding: Three Risk Communication Toolkits for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals

1133 West Hastings, Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside

Join us to hear two of the world's preeminent risk communications experts address issues of utmost importance to environmental health and safety professionals.  In this two-day interactive workshop, Drs. Peter M. Sandman and Jody Lanard will take the audience through the spectrum of risk communication challenges: warning people about serious risks they are ignoring, reassuring them about small risks they are worried about, and guiding them through serious risks they are rightly worried about.
 
This workshop will allow participants to apply the three risk communication paradigms to local, provincial or national risk issues and to learn risk communication strategies to cope with each of these paradigms.  Those who shall benefit from this training include: environmental and occupational health and safety professionals; industrial hygienists; public health officials; environmental health officers; policymakers, managers, regulators and communications staff from government, public safety and public health agencies at local, provincial and federal levels of government; risk managers; public affairs managers; communications professionals; physicians and nurse practitioners; health promotion managers; public relations professionals; and anyone whose job requires trying to alert people to risks they are ignoring, trying to calm people about risks they are exaggerating, or trying to help people cope with risks they are enduring.
 
Group discount and student registration rates are available. For more information and to access a course brochure, please visit:  http://www.soeh.ubc.ca/Continuing_Education/default.stm.