Risk Communication for EHS Managers
January 8, 2020, 4:00 PM EST
As EH&S professional’s roles and responsibilities continue to expand, the need to effectively convey difficult and sometimes complex scientific information to various stakeholders has grown with it. All too often the strategies for communicating risk are left out of the formal EH&S curriculum and the experience is gained in the field, sometimes at great expense. Using a case study presentation format, this session will equip EH&S professional’s with a few practical tools to face some of the routine difficulties associated with communicating risk to various stakeholder groups.
Participants will learn:
• How to reconcile what the audience wants with what they need
• Key strategies for earning trust equity
• Where do communication plans fit in to your existing EH&S programs
• What communication materials can be the most effective
A Principal owner of Colden, Shannon Magari serves as Vice President of Health Sciences and co-chair of the litigation support practice. She aids clients in determining the origin and nature of workplace health concerns and provides litigation support in suspected cases of occupationally or environmentally induced illnesses. Over the course of 15+ years, Dr. Magari has evaluated myriad industrial and nonindustrial settings and a wide range of health effects. She has investigated occupational and environmental clusters involving reproductive, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory illness.
Dr. Magari holds a Doctor of Science in Environmental Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Occupational Epidemiology. Her thesis focused on evaluating the cardiovascular health effects of airborne particulate air pollution. She also holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University, a Master of Science in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Syracuse University. Dr. Magari continues to perform air quality research and teaches and advises students through an academic appointment at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. She currently serves as the President of the Northeast Biological Safety Association.