Communicating risk through Expert committees

Bringing experts together in commissions, advisory boards or committees can be a good way to gather expert opinion.  These group seetings allow the experts to talk openly about the issues in a manner that is independed from the organization that they report to.  Dissadvantages are that it may take a long time to reach a consensus and that the public opinion has not been consulted. 



Adapted from OECD Guidance Document on Risk Communication for Chemical Risk Management

Source: Hatfield Consultants
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