ITRC Launches Online Risk Communication Toolkit

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) has launched its online Risk Communication Toolkit for state personnel, other lead organizations, and stakeholders to understand and communicate risk associated with emerging environmental issues and concerns. The toolkit was developed by three ITRC teams: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), 1,4-Dioxane, and Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms (HCBs) and highlights the value of a science-based communication approach. Six sections in the toolkit provide risk communication concepts; steps to develop a risk communication plan and conduct stakeholder outreach; guidance for drafting press releases; and additional tools and case studies.

For more information and to view the toolkit, visit the ITRC website and check out the PFAS Risk Communication training video on the ITRC YouTube channel.