ICPHSO Announces New Board Members for 2019-2020

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ICPHSO 2019 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. February 26, 2019 –- The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) announced today at its Annual Meeting and Training Symposium being held in Washington, D.C., the selection of new Board Members to lead the organization that is comprised of product health and safety professionals from around the world.  The ICPHSO Board of Directors determines basic policies, sets goals and objectives, elects officers and approves the budget in accordance with the bylaws of the organization.

Elected to the Board of Directors to serve an initial three-year term are the following:

  • Brian Grochal – Digital Innovations Manager, UL LLC, Boulder, Colorado
  • David Kosnoff – Vice President, Quality Assurance, Hasbro Far East Limited, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Len Morrissey, Director, Global Business Development and Strategy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Rebeca Sharpe, Senior Manager, Product Safety & Compliance, Best Buy, Richfield, Minnesota
  • Kami Snowbarger, Director of Product Safety & Recalls, Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma

In addition to the new board members, an existing Board Member was elected to move to ICPHSO’s Executive Committee as a Vice President of the organization:

  • Andy Church, Founder & CEO, Insight Quality Services, Irving, Texas and current ICPHSO Board Member

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Board and with the election of new board members and move of Andy Church to Vice President on the Executive Committee, and several existing positions within the Executive Committee are changing:

  • Matt Howsare, Member and Co-Chair, Consumer Products Practice, Mintz, Washington, D.C., becomes the President for 2019-2020
  • Rick Rosati, Vice President, Government Affairs and Industry, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Buffalo, New York, becomes the President Elect and the 2020 Symposium Planning Chair
  • Belinda May, Partner, Dentons US LLP, St. Louis, Missouri, becomes the Past President and will also serve as Treasurer
  • Rick Brenner, President, Product Safety Advisors, Mamaroneck, New York, departs the Board after serving as Past President and Nominating Committee Chair
  • Mike Dwyer, President, The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), Mount Laurel, New Jersey, departs the Board after serving as a Board Member and Treasurer
  • Marc J. Schoem, Executive Director, ICPHSO, Olney, Maryland, remains as Secretary

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ICPHSO, founded in 1993 is the only organization which attracts a global membership of health and safety professionals and meets annually during three training conferences, to exchange ideas, share information, and address health and safety concerns affecting all consumers.  ICPHSO members represent U.S. and global government agencies, manufacturers, importers, retailers, trade associations, certification/testing laboratories, law firms, academia, standards writing organizations, consultants, media and consumer advocacy groups.  More information is available on ICPHSO’s website at: www.icphso.org.

 

ICPHSO 2019 Annual Symposium – Thank You Sponsors and Exhibitors!

ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and exhibitors who will join us in Washington, D.C. at our 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium on February 25-28, 2019. The support they provide us is appreciated. Please take advantage of all the opportunities provided by our sponsors and exhibitors.

SPONSORS

Diamond: ♦ ICIX ♦

Platinum: ♦ Intertek ♦ SGS North America ♦

Gold: ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. ♦ CSA Group ♦ Dentons LLP ♦ Eurofins/MET Labs ♦ Exponent, Inc. ♦ Husch Blackwell LLP ♦ Mintz ♦ Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP ♦ Oculus ♦  QIMA (formerly Asia Inspection) ♦ Recall Results ♦ STC Group ♦ Stericycle Expert Solutions ♦ The Toy Association♦ TUV SUD America Inc. ♦  UL ♦

Silver: ♦ American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)  ♦ Arnold & Porter LLP ♦  Cooley LLP ♦ Crowell & Moring ♦ CTI Laboratory Group ♦ Ferrero USA, Inc. ♦ Norton Rose Fulbright ♦ The Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP ♦  TUV Rheinland ♦

Friends: ♦ ADK Information Services ♦ Amazon ♦ Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) ♦   Insight Quality Services ♦ Johnson Matthey Inc./Bitrex ♦  Procter & Gamble ♦ ProductIP  B.V. ♦  Product Safety Letter (PSL) ♦ Quality Certification Alliance ♦

Scholarship: ♦ Belinda May/Captain Ralph Spitz ♦ Britax Child Safety, Inc. ♦ CalletLaw ♦ Compliance and Risks, Ltd. ♦ Crayola ♦ Gradient ♦ Hasbro ♦ Hunter Douglas ♦ ICL-IP America, Inc. ♦ International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) ♦  J. Crew ♦ Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA) ♦ KARV Communications ♦ Keller and Heckman LLP ♦ David & Johanna Kosnoff ♦ The LEGO Group ♦ Mattel, Inc. ♦ McDonald’s ♦ Miles & Stockbridge PC ♦  Modern Testing Services ♦ Morrison & Foerster LLP ♦ Nordstrom Product Group ♦ NSF International ♦ ProductIP ♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL)♦  Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) ♦ Safety Research & Strategies (SRS) ♦ Samsung Electronics America, Inc. ♦ Schiff Hardin LLP ♦  Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) ♦ Stinson Leonard Street LLP ♦ The Home Depot ♦  The Law Office of Alan H. Schoem ♦ Whirlpool Corporation ♦

Conference Bag: TUV SUD ♦
Nametag Lanyards: Mintz ♦
Meeting App: Cooley LLP ♦
Wellness Lounge: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. ♦
Headshot Studio: Recall Results ♦
Magnetic Phone Stand: Johnson Matthey, Inc./Bitrex ♦
Hotel Key Cards: Crowell & Moring ♦
Luggage Tags: Ferrero ♦
Evening Nightcap: ICIX ♦

EXHIBITORS

♦ ADK Information Services, LLC
♦ API/SgT Group
♦ Applied Safety & Ergonomics
♦ Applied Technical Services
♦ Asia Quality Focus (AQF)
♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.
♦ Cleartrack Information Network
♦ Compliance and Risks Ltd
♦ Cooley LLP
♦ CSA Group
♦ Engineering Systems, Inc. (Esi)
♦ Eurofins Scientific, Inc.
♦ Exponent, Inc.
♦ Global Registration Services, Inc.
♦ Health Canada
♦ Hogan Lovells
♦ ICIX International, Inc.
♦ Insight Quality Services, LLC
♦ International Compliance Workshop Limited (ICW)
♦ Intertek
♦ Marketpoint Recall
♦ MET Laboratories
♦ Modern Testing Services
♦ Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL)
♦ QIMA (formerly Asia Inspection)
♦ Quality Certification Alliance (QCA)
♦ Scivera
♦ SGS North America
♦ STC Group
♦ Stericycle Expert Solutions
♦ The Toy Association
♦TUV Rheinland
♦ TUV SUD American Inc.
♦ UL
♦ Unitec Laboratory Services Limited
♦XOS

Click Here for Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

On-Line Registration now closed.   Limited number of on-site registrations will be available. For updated information on the Symposium, check out our website.

Looking forward to seeing you in DC!

Regards,

Marc

 

2019 ICPHSO Annual Symposium Highlights…

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We are excited about the addition of our Tuesday luncheon presentation by NBC4 News (Washington, D.C.) Consumer Reporter, Susan Hogan.  Susan has over 25 years of consumer reporting experience and she is encouraging a “dialogue” with attendees which should be of interest to all present.  Prepare your questions in advance!   Our new meeting app will be providing live polling opportunities as well as the ability to send questions to the speakers during each session.  Agenda, speaker, sponsor and exhibitor information is also provided.  Thanks to Cooley, LLP for sponsoring the use of this new meeting app during our Symposium.

We also previously announced a number of events taking place during ICPHSO, including our job matching program, an escape room adventure, a D.C. monument tour, and a late evening nightcap at the hotel bar, sponsored by ICIX.  During the Symposium, attendees will be able to take advantage of a Wellness Lounge, a group charging station and a Head Shot studio.

Wednesday morning is “CPSC Day” and we are optimistic that the government will remain open and attendees will have an opportunity to hear from CPSC Commissioners and staff on many important safety issues confronting the product safety community.  If there is any change in CPSC attendance at the Symposium, we have contingency plans in place to provide relevant information for all stakeholders.

Check out the agenda for updated information and if you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time and room for you to participate.

Regards,

Marc 

20 Days to Go!

Only twenty days until ICPHSO’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, in Washington, D.C. February 25-28, 2019 at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown.  Our registration numbers continue to rise and we are looking forward to seeing you in less than 3 weeks.

A reminder for those of you who haven’t checked out the AGENDA lately, its being updated on a daily basis.  We have over 100 speakers participating in Tutorial, Breakout and Plenary Sessions.  We have a record number of sponsors and exhibitors who will be providing attendees with information on the latest product safety goods and services and our Job Matching Program returns to the Annual Symposium again this year.  If you are a company with job announcements or a health and safety professional interested in seeing what jobs might be available, contact former President and Board Member, Carol Pollack-Nelson.

We have also just announced a number of activities taking place during ICPHSO, including the ever popular First Timers Breakfast, which is a good way to meet fellow attendees and learn more about ICPHSO and volunteer opportunities.  We are also fortunate in that a number of ICPHSO sponsors are providing additional activities that will take place during the week.  These include a Bureau Veritas Wellness Lounge, CTI Laboratory Group Charging Station, Recall Results Head Shot Studio,  ICIX Nightcap, Escape The Room DC, and Monument Tour.  Check out these and other activities in the Things to Do link on our website.  Some are limited opportunities and have a minimal cost associated with the event.

If you haven’t made your hotel reservations yet, we just announced a new block of rooms available at the nearby Embassy Suites Hotel.  Don’t delay these rooms are going fast.

Looking forward to seeing you all in DC!

Regards,

Marc

 

 

United for Safety!

Dear Friends of ICPHSO,

With only month to go until our 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Washington, D.C., there’s still time for you to register and participate with hundreds of other safety and health professionals.  Especially now, our theme takes on an even more important meaning.  There is no division when it comes to the safety of consumer products.  Join with us and share your best practices, emerging issues and network with a community of dedicated safety officials representing stakeholders from 20 different countries.  Here’s just some of the highlights for our 2019 Symposium:

Tutorial Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Plenary Sessions

These are just a few of the sessions being offered during the Symposium and they are all being presented by speakers who have considerable safety expertise and knowledge in the subject matter.  See the entire Agenda Here.  You will also have an opportunity to see and visit with our many Sponsors and 40 Exhibitors who will provide information on useful safety services and goods during networking breaks, lunch and evening receptions.  In addition, we will again be offering a Job Matching Program during the Symposium as well a number of outside events for those that are interested.

Hotel reservations are limited, so if you haven’t registered yet and want to stay at the hotel where the conference is being held, visit our website and sign up today.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.

Regards,

Marc

 

ICPHSO 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors

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ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and exhibitors who will join us in Washington, D.C. at our 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium on February 25-28, 2019. The support they provide us is appreciated. Please take advantage of all the opportunities provided by our sponsors and exhibitors.

SPONSORS

Diamond: ♦ ICIX ♦

Platinum: ♦ Intertek ♦ SGS North America, Inc. ♦

Gold: ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. ♦ CSA Group ♦ Dentons ♦ Eurofins/MET Labs ♦ Exponent ♦ HUSCH Blackwell ♦ Mintz ♦ Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP ♦ Oculus ♦  Recall Results ♦ STC Group ♦ Stericycle Expert Solutions ♦ The Toy Association♦ QIMA (formerly Asiainspection) ♦TUV SUD ♦ UL ♦

Silver: ♦ Arnold & Porter LLP ♦ ASTM International ♦ BRACEWELL ♦ Cooley LLP ♦ Crowell & Moring ♦ Ferrero ♦ Norton Rose Fulbright ♦ TUV Rheinland ♦

Friends: ♦ ADK Information Services ♦ Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) ♦ Amazon ♦ ♦ Gradient ♦ Insight Quality Services ♦ Johnson Matthey Inc./Bitrex ♦ ProductIP ♦ Procter & Gamble ♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL) ♦

Scholarship: ♦ Belinda May/Captain Ralph Spitz ♦ Britax Child Safety, Inc. ♦ CalletLaw, LLC ♦ Compliance and Risks, Ltd. ♦ Gradient ♦ Hunter Douglas ♦ ICL-IP America, Inc. ♦ International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) ♦ Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA) ♦ KARV Communications ♦ Keller and Heckman LLP ♦ David & Johanna Kosnoff ♦ The LEGO Group ♦ Mattel ♦ Miles & Stockbridge ♦  Modern Testing Services ♦ Morrison & Foerster LLP ♦ Nordstrom Product Group ♦ NSF International ♦ ProductIP ♦ Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) ♦ Samsung Electronics America, Inc. ♦ Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) ♦Stinson Leonard Street LLP ♦ The Law Office of Alan H. Schoem ♦ Whirlpool Corporation

Conference Bag: TUV SUD ♦
Nametag Lanyards: Mintz ♦
Meeting App: Cooley LLP ♦
Wellness Lounge: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. ♦
Headshot Studio: Recall Results ♦
Magnetic Phone Stand: Johnson Matthey, Inc./Bitrex ♦
Hotel Key Cards: Crowell & Moring ♦
Luggage Tags: Ferrero ♦

EXHIBITORS

♦ ADK Information Services
♦ API/SgT
♦ Applied Safety & Ergonomics
♦ Applied Technical Services
♦ Asia Quality Focus – AQF
♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.
♦ Cleartrack Information Services
♦ Compliance and Risks
♦ Cooley LLP
♦ CSA Group
♦ Engineering Systems, Inc. (ESi)
♦ Eurofins Scientific, Inc.
♦ Eurofins/Met Labs
♦ Exponent
♦ Global Registration Services, Inc.
♦ Health Canada
♦ Hogan Lovells
♦ ICIX
♦ Insight Quality Services, LLC
♦ International Compliance Workshop (ICW)
♦ Intertek
♦ Marketpoint Recall
♦ Modern Testing Services
♦ Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL)
♦ QIMA (formerly Asia Inspection)
♦ Quality Certification Alliance (QCA)
♦ Scivera
♦ SGS North America, Inc.
♦ STC Group
♦ Stericycle Expert Solutions
♦ The Toy Association
♦TUV Rheinland
♦ TUV SUD
♦ UL
♦ Unitec Laboratory Services, Ltd
♦ X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc. (XOS)

Click Here for Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Early Bird Registration Deadline is January 25, 2019 to attend the Annual Symposium.

Looking forward to seeing you in DC!

Regards,

Marc

 

ICPHSO in 2019

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Happy 2019 to all ICPHSO members, conference attendees, supporters and followers!  It’s an exciting time for ICPHSO as we countdown to our 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Washington, D.C., February 25-28, 2019.  Symposium Planning Chairman Matt Howsare and his planning committee continue to add new content to the Schedule so if you haven’t checked it out lately please do so.

As of January 1, 2019, ICPHSO  retained the services of a new association management company to assist us with our membership support, conference logistics and back office support.  Changes have been or will be made in a number of areas including membership, conference planning and implementation, registration, sponsorship and exhibits and our newly developed website among many other areas.  With this additional assistance my hope is to be able to network more with other organizations as well as attend various conferences and trade shows in an effort to further promote ICPHSO.  If you have conferences or trade shows upcoming, I would love to hear from you and see whether ICPHSO can participate.

I want to formally welcome the following staff from Association Headquarters (AH)working with ICPHSO as we move forward:

Erin Gilbert, Meeting Manager
egilbert@icphso.org

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Jillian Magenta, Membership/Meeting Coordinator
jmagenta@icphso.org

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Christina DeRose, Sponsorship and Exhibitor Manager
cderose@icphso.org

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Mike Dwyer, Chief Executive Relationship Officer
mdwyer@ahint.com

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AH and the team members above are committed to work with ICPHSO as we begin our 26th year of bringing together global product safety and health professionals to be trained, to teach and learn and network with others within the product safety community.   In addition to the recent website changes, and an upgrade to our membership and registration data bases, we anticipate additional efficiencies as a result of our relationship with AH.

ICPHSO’s general information number is 703-822-7976.  Or you can reach us through email at info@icphso.org.  

As always, feel free to contact me at marc.schoem@icphso.org or by phone
at 301-774-3020 if you have any suggestions, comments or questions.  Looking forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.

Regards,

Marc