McDaniel Lambert, Inc
Overseas Community Outreach Program
Major Energy Resources Company
Occupational medical physician and toxicologist developed a risk communication and outreach strategy to assist a geothermal operation in The Philippines located in a region where people were living in geothermal fields and regularly blockading roads leading to geothermal wells to express their displeasure with the operation. The consultants initiated proactive communications with the local community and the national utility, which buys the energy produced at the geothermal wells to sell to the public. The team conducted sensitivity training for frontline employees and participated in several meetings with local residents and community leaders. The effort led to the establishment of a community notification system to facilitate the exchange of information between the facility and local residents.