Icma Risk Communication Workshops

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Icma Risk Communication Workshops

  1. 1. Role of Various Stakeholders in Risk Communication Michael R. Korzelius Environmental Compliance Specialist City of Charlotte, North Carolina 1
  2. 2. Knowledge and Experience • Environmental Compliance Specialist - Environmental Crimes Task Force - Educational Outreach - Emergency Response - Industrial Regulations
  3. 3. Module’s Learning Objectives • Identify who the various stakeholders are in a given risk scenario. • Understand the role of various stakeholders and their limitations.
  4. 4. Discussion Question In a given risk scenario, what possible stakeholders groups should be involved?
  5. 5. Stakeholders • Community Residents • Local Health Officials • Local Environmental Officials • State Health Officials • State Environmental Officials • Environmental Protection Agency • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry • Polluting Industries
  6. 6. Community Groups • Represent the effected community • Rally residents and start communication process • Seek out information to bring back to the community • Interpret technical terms for residents
  7. 7. Local Health Officials • Explain adverse health effects • Monitor Population • Provide instructions on safeguarding health • Develop public health assessments
  8. 8. Local Environmental Officials • Protection of the public’s environmental health •“First-hand” knowledge of local pollution problem. •Knowledge of Industrial Contacts
  9. 9. State Health Officials • Set the agenda for the local agencies • Capable of reaching larger audiences than the local agencies •Capable of Coordinating similar health effects from different counties
  10. 10. State Environmental Officials • Conduct larger environmental assessments • Communicate results •Draw information from a larger technical base
  11. 11. Environmental Protection Agency • Explain the nature and type of the contamination • Explain exposure pathways • Inform about clean up measures Collaborative Partnership
  12. 12. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  13. 13. Polluting Industries •Important Stakeholder to risk communication process •Knowledge of Industrial Process, and Production •Promote Environmental, and Public Health Stewardship
  14. 14. Discussion Question Which stakeholder should initiate the risk communication process?
  15. 15. Case Study Scenario
  16. 16. Recap of Module’s Objectives • Identify who the various stakeholders are in a given risk scenario. • Understand the role of various stakeholders and their limitations.
  17. 17. Questions and Answers
  18. 18. Contact Information Michael R. Korzelius Environmental Compliance Specialist Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Environmental Management Division 5100 Brookshire Boulevard Charlotte, North Carolina 28216 704.391.5166 mkorzelius@ci.charlotte.nc.us

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