Strategies for Effective Risk Communication Webinar Recording

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023 - Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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The science of risk assessment has advanced over the past 30 years, but the human brain has not fundamentally changed in thousands of years. Communicating OEHS concepts is a priority for all industrial hygienists – but how can you help workers better understand the importance of these concepts?

Effective communication is a learned skill. Building trust and empathy are critical in any two-way conversation, and listening is often the most crucial aspect in effective communication. Attend this webinar to learn more about how sharing a story can be more effective than a technical presentation with mounds of data.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the essence of effective communication and the relationship between Engagement and Outrage,
  • Analyze the structure to share a personal, relevant, and empathetic story,
  • Outline preparing a communication plan for when (not if) a disaster happens,
  • Identify why practical risk communication skills require effective human communication skills.


    Chuck Geraci, PhD, CIH, FAIHA

    Chuck Geraci, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, is chair of AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group. Dr. Geraci retired as a Distinguished Consultant from NIOSH where he served as the Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, which included the Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing programs. He is currently advising NIOSH on emerging technologies through BeVera Solutions, LLC. Dr. Geraci earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

    Jonathan Klane

    Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT, is senior safety editor for Lab Manager Magazine (part of LabX Media Group). His EHS and risk career spans more than three decades in various roles as a consultant, trainer, professor, embedded safety director for two colleges of engineering, and now writing for Lab Manager. He is a PhD candidate in human and social dimensions of science and technology at Arizona State University where he studies our risk perceptions and the effects of storytelling.

    William Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

    William Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, has practiced professionally and held academic and instructional positions for 38 years. He is currently the Principal Industrial Hygienist at Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Services, and was formally the Director of Industrial Hygiene for CSX Transportation. Dr. Bullock is a past chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and co-editor of the 3rd & 4th editions of the text (A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures). Dr. Bullock is a Board-Certified Industrial Hygienist and a American Industrial Hygiene Association Fellow. He served as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He is also a Board-Certified Safety Professional.

    Fred Boelter

    Fred Boelter has professionally assessed and resolved questions and concerns with his technical and management skills in industrial hygiene and environmental engineering. Fred has consulted with clients throughout the United States, the UK, and Europe, as well as in more than 30 other countries abroad, on a wide range of risk characterization, risk communication, and risk management matters in occupational health, public health, and environmental impacts. Fred is Certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene, a Licensed Professional Engineer, a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Fellow of AIHA.