ICPHSO Northwest Lunch Event Announcement

When I became ICPHSO’s Executive Director in October 2015, one of my goals was to further ICPHSO reach throughout the United States (and globally).  In the past, ICPHSO discussed holding smaller regional events to reach stakeholders who may not always be able to attend our Annual Symposium in Orlando or Washington, D.C. or our Regional Training Workshop held in different locations in North America.

Under the coordination of ICPHSO Board Member, Dee Fenton, I am pleased to announce our first ICPHSO Northwest Lunch event in Seattle, Washington being held next week.  Please note that participation is limited due to space restrictions and also our interest in allowing for maximum interaction among attendees.  Attendance will be available on a first-come, first served basis.  Details are as follows:

When:  April 25, 2017 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (pacific coast time)

Where:  Perkins Coie, 1201 3rd Avenue (Chase Building), 49th Floor, Seattle, Washington, 98101 – Due to security requirements, advanced registration is required.  A photo ID is also required to access Perkin Coie’s offices.

Speaker:  Dr. George Borlase, CPSC, Assistant Executive Director, Hazard Identification and Reduction will speak via video link and provide an update on CPSC regulatory activities.

Attendance:  Limited to ICPHSO Stakeholders on a first come – first served basis.  Please email info@icphso.org if you are interested in attending this lunch.

NOTE:  While you don’t have to be an ICPHSO member to attend this lunch event, future lunch events planned for July and September, 2017 in the Seattle, Washington area will be open to ICPHSO members only.

ICPHSO appreciates the support of Perkins Coie who will be providing the attendees lunch.  

Future Events:  The next lunch event is being planned at the Port of Seattle and will include a tour of the Port at the end of July 2017.  In September 2017,  ICPHSO will hold a lunch event with the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology.   As details become available on these future ICPHSO NW Lunch events, it will be posted here.  Remember, future events will require participants to be an ICPHSO member.  Further information on ICPHSO membership can be found on our website at: ICPHSO Membership Information. In the future, we hope to expand these smaller regional lunch events elsewhere.

Toronto Regional Training Workshop:  Don’t forget to register for our upcoming 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop, being held on June 28, 2017, in Toronto, Canada.  More than twenty proposals for content for the workshop were submitted and they are being reviewed now.  Agenda information will be posted soon. Based on the proposals, I am confident it will be a significant training workshop providing attendees with timely product safety information in five key areas:  Compliance, Innovation, Recalls, Reporting and Collaboration.  The day will also feature separate Health Canada and CPSC Beginner Compliance presentations as well as a networking reception the evening before the workshop begins.   Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. More information can be found at: 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop.

Any questions, please email me at mschoem@icphso.org.






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