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1 Lesson 2 Communication as a Key Role

2 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: Objectives Describe how public health ordinances help prevent emergencies Describe how environmental health fits into an Incident Command Structure Assume an appropriate risk communication role in emergencies

3 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: Ordinances Ordinances establish standards and regulations that protect the health, safety, and general welfare of residents. Hazardous Waste Management Food Protection

4 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: Example: Emergency management organization

5 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: Example: Incident command structure

6 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: Who communicates what? Public Information Officers (PIO) responsibilities in an emergency: Supervise the gathering of necessary information from EH and other professionals Facilitate the timely preparation of news releases Brief public affairs officers who go to the incident site Schedule news conferences, interviews and other media access Assign print and broadcast monitors to review all media reports for accuracy Coordinate rumor control activity Obtain media assistance in disseminating information

7 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: EH communication role in an emergency Report up the chain of command to the PIO. Do not communicate directly with the media or public.

8 For additional information or questions please contact Toledo-Lucas County Health Department APC: Summary Local ordinances establish standards and regulations to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people. The Incident Command structure provides for internal and external liaison between organizations. The EH professionals responsibility is to report up the chain of command to the PIO.


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