Risk Communication: Avoiding Missteps and Overcoming Outrage

Risk Communication: Avoiding Missteps and Overcoming Outrage
Wednesday, September 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

If you manage environmental issues, it’s not a matter of if—but when—you will be faced with risk communication challenges. Mishandling these challenges can lead to sullied reputations, lost time and money, late or denied permits, or worse.
This webinar will focus on the dynamics of risk communication and how to lay the groundwork for success. Participants will learn the key strategies for preparing a principled plan of action, how to avoid common missteps, and how to deal with outrage.
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Presenter: Susan Z. Forney, Founder, EHS Communication Partners, Inc.
Susan Forney, principal author of Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry (second edition, 2021), has more than 30 years of experience in environmental communications and compliance. She has provided risk communication and community relations support for industries such as electric utilities, chemical manufacturers, and waste management companies, as well as programs under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Defense. Susan holds an M.S. in environmental science and management from Duquesne University and a B.S. in science with a certificate of minor in science, technology and society from Penn State University.

Moderator: Anthony J. (Tony) Sadar, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Founder, Environmental Science Communication, LLC. 
Tony has more than 40 years of experience in government, private consulting, and academia. His government service included work with the Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program, in Pittsburgh, PA as an Air Pollution Administrator and Air Pollution Meteorologist. Retired from government service, he remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, and continues part-time consulting in environmental communication. Tony holds a B.S. in meteorology from Penn State, an M.S. in environmental science from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.Ed. in science education from the University of Pittsburgh.