Risk Management: Perception and Communication

Code: HPEO403
Apply this course towards: Environmental and Occupational Health

Course description

This practical course prepares occupational health and safety professionals for the implementation and management of risk assessments. By understanding the nature of risk and the public's perceptions, approaches are developed to effectively communicate environmental health risks and related issues to public and private sector decision makers, the media and the community. We also discuss ethical and legal issues related to risk communication.

Learning objectives

  • Differentiate between "hazard" and "risk" within the concept of Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Management System
  • Explain the process, methodology, steps, tools and techniques in practical occupational health and risk management 
  • Identify, evaluate, and apply appropriate communication strategy as an effective tool in risk management
  • Identify and critique factors that affect risk perception and reaction


Admission to the certificate program in Environmental and Occupational Health.

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