Award-Winning Book

When health, safety, or environmental risks take center stage, communicating risk information can be a daunting challenge. This fully updated sixth edition of Risk Communication: A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks offers sound, scientific research with practical, hands-on advice for pengineers, scientists, professors and students, land use planners, public health practitioners, communication specialists, consultants, and regulators, the must-have guide for professionals who communicate risks.

This updated edition

  • + Provides new examples of communication plans in government and industry, the depiction of probability, methods of working with news media, and use of social media
  • + Contains a new chapter on partnerships which covers topics such as assigning roles and expectations, ending partnerships, and more
  • + Presents real-world case studies with key lessons all risk communicators can apply.

Risk Communication is divided into five self-contained parts:

  • Part I provides background information for understanding the basic theories and practices of risk communication.
  • Part II explains how to plan a risk communication effort.
  • Part III describes how to put risk communication into action.
  • Part IV discusses how to evaluate risk communication efforts, including techniques for measuring success.
  • Part V discusses communicating risk during and after a health or environmental emergency, as well as considerations for conducting public health campaigns and international risk communication.
An ideal introduction to the field, this book is also a welcome reference for those involved in communicating environmental, safety, and health risks in government, industry, and academia.

Andrea and I are delighted with the end product. Our thanks to the Tri-Tech students for helping us show it off.