On January 15, KidsChemicalSafety.org was honored with the Alliance for Chemical Safety 2013 Risk Communication Award. The risk communication award recognizes a company, organization or individual who has shown outstanding leadership in communicating about chemical risks. The award is based on several factors such as the objective of the communication, size of the intended audience, availability of public interaction, effectiveness of the communication, number of organizations involved, and alignment with the Alliance for Chemical Safety’s mission to promote public understanding and involvement in chemical risk management.
Ms. Patricia Nance and Mr. Oliver Kroner accepted the award on behalf of the Kids + Chemical Safety website. Mr. Marc Lowry of the Drug & Poison Information Center (DPIC) was also in attendance at the meeting.
“We (Kids+Chemical Safety) were honored to receive this award. Our mission is to provide chemical health assessment information that parents can understand and make well-informed decisions,” stated Ms. Patricia Nance, Manager of the Kids+Chemical Safety website. “As a mother of two, I am proud of the work we are doing for other families. We have a group of experts from various organizations ensuring the information we provide is accurate and balanced.”
The Alliance for Chemical Safety is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group of Greater Cincinnati industries, government agencies, emergency responders, social service organizations and interested citizens who have joined together to promote public understanding and involvement in chemical risk management. Monthly meetings are held at the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. All meetings are open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Funding for the Alliance is provided by member industries that manufacture or use chemicals in their operations, consultants and grants. Each January, the Alliance for Chemical Safety (ACS) honors companies, individuals and organizations that have excelled in reducing risk, communicating risk or promoting chemical safety during the past year.
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