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Communicating the difference between hazard and risk

August 28, 2023

Stantec’s Lisa Yang discusses how to avoid conflating hazards with risk for consumers with the Product Stewardship Society

Lisa Yang and Andrey Massarsky, health scientists with Stantec ChemRisk discuss how the distinction between risk and hazards can sometimes be misinterpreted when information is communicated to manufacturers, consumers, regulators, or the public at large and why it’s critical to assess both the hazard and risk components of consumer products.

They discuss how we can deliver products that are safe for consumers as well as workers that must handle the products and help create processes to provide safety for anybody who handles the product throughout its life cycle and end of life.

Read full article at the Product Stewardship Society.

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