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Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

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Special one-time discount (effective until April 30, 2023): Register and pay for your first OHS program course, sign up for a free webinar, and you'll qualify for $200 off your second course!

This event is part of our "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

The pandemic has taught us a lot, and one thing it has taught us is that we all have the capacity for fear.

At some point in the past two years, we've all feared the unknown. At times, maybe we even feared each other. We feared for the future, and some of us even feared our political leaders and their supposed alternative agenda.

But the pandemic also taught us how to be more human, how to be supportive of each other, how to be patient, how to learn about new risks, and how to build information about COVID into the management of our day-to-day lives.

For Glyn Jones, a consulting occupational health and safety professional with 35 years of experience, the pandemic taught him the importance of thinking more, talking less, and improving our capacity for improved risk communication.

Risk communication leads us through a process where we examine the facts, identify the stakeholders, speak with the stakeholders, understand their bias, provide more information to them, and help them to adjust their bias to be more in line with the current thinking. Risk communication has to do with people, how we think, and what we know about risks.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn the foundations of risk communication
  • Use the pandemic as a case study and review what went well and what went wrong
  • Discuss concepts of risk versus safe, and how fear can be measured to guide strategies for better risk communication

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Date: Feb. 15, 2023
Time: 2 p.m. (Atlantic) / 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Glyn Jones

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About the presenter

Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP, is a partner at EHS Partnerships Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta. He is a consulting occupational health and safety professional with 35 years of experience in the field and has presented at numerous conferences. In addition to teaching in the UNB OHS program, Glyn has been teaching occupational health and safety for a number of Canadian universities for 25 years.

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