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Title: The pros and cons of risk communication: A project manager`s guide

Communicating risk is in itself a risky, yet essential, part of any successful hazardous waste project`s community relations strategy. Essential, because no project requiring public involvement can achieve success without effective communication of technical data and associated risks. Risky, because the stakes are high, the public and media are often contentious, and their science and engineering are difficult to relate to non-technical audiences. Given that communicating project risks cannot be avoided, or are avoided at one`s own peril, project managers lacking mastery of communication skills can build winning strategies by heeding the following ``pros`` and ``cons`` of risk communication.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Blasland, Bouck and Lee, Inc., Syracuse, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
205334
Report Number(s):
CONF-951139--
TRN: IM9615%%114
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16. hazardous waste conference and exhibition: new frontiers in hazardous waste, Washington, DC (United States), 6-8 Nov 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Superfund 16: Conference and exhibition proceedings. Volume 1; PB: 828 p.
Publisher:
E.J. Krause and Associates, Bethesda, MD (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RISK ASSESSMENT; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; PUBLIC RELATIONS