ICPHSO 2020 Virtual Training Workshop

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Thanks for joining us in our first virtual training workshop.  Thanks Kathie Morgan, Len Morrissey and Molly Lynyak from ASTM International for hosting our workshop and for this mornings pre-workshop networking opportunity.  If you are playing along with the trivia event, use code 617 for this blog and follow ICPHSO in the future.

Regards,

Marc

ICPHSO 2020 Virtual Training Workshop

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ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and virtual exhibitors who will join us for ICPHSO’s first Virtual Training Workshop hosted by ASTM International, on June 17, 2020.  As we move into the world of virtual conferencing, the support of our sponsors and virtual  exhibitors is appreciated.  We are excited about the new opportunities presented through virtual conferencing and urge you to check out what our sponsors and virtual exhibitors are offering.  Registration is still open and we still have some limited sponsorship opportunities available.

SPONSORS

Host and Scholarship: ♦ ASTM International ♦

Mobile Meeting App: ♦ Eurofins E&E North America

Session Break  ♦ Arnold & Porter ♦  Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. ♦

Session: ♦ Cooley LLP♦  Covington & Burling LLP ♦

Scholarship: ♦  Breathable Baby l♦ Captain and Mrs. Ralph Spitz (Belinda May) ♦  David & Johnna Kosnoff ♦ DockATot ♦   GE Appliances, a Haier Company (Michael Del Negro)  ♦  ICL-IP America, Inc.  ♦  IKEA North America Services, LLC ♦  Nelson Mullins ♦ Recall Results SGS ♦ Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) ♦ Stericycle Expert Solutions ♦ The Home Depot ♦

Friend:  ♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL) ♦ 

VIRTUAL EXHIBITORS

♦  CSA Group
♦  Cooley LLP
♦  Covington & Burling LLP
♦  Eurofins E & E North America
♦  Product Safety Letter
♦  ICPHSO Career Center

Click here for Virtual Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Looking forward to seeing you virtually!

Regards,

Marc

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ICPHSO Summer 2020 Update

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Notwithstanding being in the middle of a pandemic, ICPHSO continues to work on behalf of our product safety stakeholders and continues to provide training and networking opportunities with the belief that product safety must continue even under these conditions so as to ensure the safety of consumers in the future.  With that in mind, here’s an update on various ongoing ICPHSO activities:

ICPHSO Career Center – Launched in early May, this job posting site responds to many stakeholder requests for ICPHSO to extend the yearly job matching program, former President Carol Pollack Nelson successfully runs during our annual symposium.  We are happy to assist stakeholders in both posting product safety positions and searching for new positions year round on the ICPHSO website.  If you are a company or an organization with available jobs, we encourage you to reach out to the link on our website to post relevant jobs on our website.  Members receive a discount for posting jobs.  Members and non-members who are looking for a product safety related position can search for available positions and post their resume on line with options for keeping some of your information confidential.  I encourage all to visit the site, register and take advantage of this new service – ICPHSO Career Center Link.

2020 Virtual Product Safety Training Workshop, June 17, 2020, 10:00 am EDT  Hosted by ASTM International, ICPHSO’s first virtual workshop features global product safety professional discussing product safety during the time of COVID-19. CPSC Acting Chairman Bob Adler will open the Workshop.  Recently added was a half hour networking opportunity prior to the Workshop (9:30 am EDT), featuring ICPHSO’s Executive Director and ASTM International President Kathie Morgan.  Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  More information can be found here. 

 2020 International Symposium Call For Proposals Deadline June 26, 2020 to submit a proposal for the 2020 International Symposium, being held October 27-28, 2020, Brussels, Belgium, in cooperation with the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week.  While we are optimistic that we will be able to hold our International Symposium in person, in Brussels with the European Commission, alternative options are being developed should we need to move to a virtual symposium platform.  The first step is for stakeholders to submit a proposal for content for the Planning Committee to review prior to the June 26, 2020 deadline.  ICPHSO relies on its stakeholders to submit proposals for each of its conferences.  If your proposal isn’t selected for the International Symposium, it will also be considered for a future conference.

2021 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium – February 22-25, 2020, Orlando, Florida.  Planning is underway for our Annual Symposium in February 2021.  We are returning to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.  As we begin the planning for the Symposium, we will also be looking at additional options for the meeting, recognizing stakeholder budgets could impact travel and attendance.  Stay tuned for important updates.  If you want to volunteer to be on the planning committee for the 2021 Annual Symposium, complete the information contained in this questionnaire.  President Elect, Andy Church who is Planning Committee Chair will start holding planning conference calls soon. ICPHSO members are welcome to participate in the planning of the symposium.

Call for Speakers – Are you interested in being a speaker at an ICPHSO conference? As we have done in the past, we have established a list of individuals who may be able to participate in sessions at our conferences each year. We are committed to ensure our conference panels our inclusive and reflect the diversity of our membership and conference attendees. Representation from different stakeholder groups; speakers that provide geographical and human diversity and speakers who haven’t recently presented at an ICPHSO conference are encouraged to submit your name for future consideration as a speaker at a future ICPHSO conference.  While we can’t guarantee you will be selected, the best way to let us know of your interest and the expertise you bring to our three conferences, is to complete this questionnaire.  Here’s the link to the Questionnaire.

Have a safe and healthy summer.

Regards,

Marc

ICPHSO 2020 Annual Symposium Sponsors and Exhibitors

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ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and exhibitors who will join us  in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, February 18-21, 2020, for our 2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium. The support our sponsors and exhibitors provide us is appreciated. Please take advantage of all the opportunities provided by our sponsors and exhibitors while attending the Annual Symposium.  We still have Sponsorships available.

SPONSORS

Diamond: ♦ ICIX ♦

Platinum: ♦ Eurofins ♦  Intertek ♦ SGS ♦

Gold: ♦ Amazon ♦ Bracewell PRG ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc. ♦ Cooley LLP Exponent  Mason Hayes & Curran Norton Rose Fulbright ♦  Oculus♦  QIMA  Recall Results Stericycle The Toy Association  TUV Rheinland ♦ UL ♦

Silver: ♦ Arnold & Porter ♦ ASTM International ♦ Bitrex ♦ Crowell Moring ♦ CSA Group ♦ Ferrero.♦ Husch Blackwell ♦ Nelson Mullins ♦ STC *

Friend:  ♦ Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) ♦ Dentons US LLP ♦  Gradient ♦ Hogan Lovells ♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL) ♦ Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) ♦

Pioneer Scholarship Supporter: ♦ Mintz 

Scholarship: ♦ ACT Labs LLC  ♦  AM Testing  ♦ ASTM International ♦  Law Offices of David H. Baker, LLC ♦ Britax  ♦  Callet Law ♦  Cleartrack Information Service ♦  Crayola FASA Fisher Price ♦ Gemini Shippers Group Hasbro  Hobby Lobby ♦  Home Depot  ♦ ICL ♦  Insight Quality Services J. Crew JPMA ♦ Jenifer Keenan Law LLC ♦  Keller and Heckman LLP ♦ David & Johnna Kosnoff   Belinda May/Captain Ralph J. Spitz ♦ Miles & Stockbridge ♦ Modern Testing Services (MTS)    Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D./Independent Safety Consulting, LLC  ♦  Nordstrom ♦  PC Squared ♦ Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) ♦ Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) ♦ Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. ♦  Law Office of Alan H. Schoem LLC ♦ Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) Stericycle Strottman International ♦  Target TIC Council ♦ The Toy Association

EXHIBITORS

♦ ADK Information Services ♦  Amazon  ♦ Api  ♦ Applied Safety & Ergonomics ♦
♦ Applied Technical Services (ATS) ♦ AQF ♦ BILT ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc.  ♦ CSA Group ♦ Cleartrack Information Services ♦  Compliance & Risks ♦ Cooley LLC ♦ ESI ♦ Eurofins ♦ Exponent   Global Registration Services, Inc. ♦ Health Canada ♦ ♦ Hohenstein ♦ ICIX ♦  ICPHSO Scholarship Sponsors ♦ Insight Quality Services ♦ ICW ♦  Intertek ♦ Intrinsik ♦ JOB Group ♦  Mason Hayes & Curran ♦ Modern Testing Services (MTS) ♦ Norton Rose Fulbright ♦ Oculus ♦  Product Safety Letter ♦ Pro QC International ♦  QIMA ♦ Recall Results ♦ Registrar Corporation ♦ Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. ♦  SGS ♦ STC ♦ Stericycle ♦ Toxnot ♦ TUV Rheinland ♦  TUV SUD ♦ Unitec ♦ UL ♦ XOS ♦

ADDITIONAL SPONSORED ITEMS/EVENTS

Conference Bag Sponsor: Bitrix
Lanyard Sponsor:  Ferrero
Hotel Key Card Sponsor: Crowell & Moring LLP
Meeting Padfolio Sponsor:  TUV Rheinland
Mobile Meeting App and Question & Answer Polling Sponsor:  Cooley LLP
Charging Station Sponsor: Husch Blackwell
Tuesday Evening Education Reception: Oculus

Click Here for Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Register today to attend the Annual Symposium. Agenda Information Here

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Regards,

Marc

28 Days To Go!

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ICPHSO’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium is less than a month away and the agenda is packed with plenary and breakout sessions, as well as networking breaks, that every safety professional should find useful.  We are fortunate again to be able to hear from leadership and staff from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission who will highlight their activities on Thursday morning as well as participating in  various sessions throughout the week.  Our Thursday keynote luncheon speaker will the Acting CPSC Chairman, Robert (Bob) Adler, who has been a long time speaker and supporter of ICPHSO.  Acting Chairman Adler was instrumental in assisting us with our first strategic plan in the earliest days of ICPHSO, and attendees are fortunate to be able to hear from him in his role as Acting Chairman.

We are also happy to announce that we have moved the Safety Jeopardy game from a breakout session to our keynote luncheon presentation on Wednesday.  The game will be moderated by former ICPHSO Board Member and President, John Kupsch, and will include three teams vying for top ICPHSO prizes. The move to lunch will now give  all attendees an opportunity to play along as well.  This should be a fun light activity during our Wednesday lunch, while at the same time checking everyone’s safety knowledge.

Other sessions throughout the week include a number of breakout sessions on Tuesday afternoon with additional time allocated to each session to be able to have our panels of experts discuss the relevant topics in detail, while still allowing time for attendee questions through our meeting app.

We are also pleased to present a plenary session discussing product safety through a parent’s eyes, which will feature a number of parent advocates who will offer their unique perspectives on product safety, after losing a loved one to a product incident.  This is a perspective we don’t always get to hear and we appreciate the speakers taking the time to participate.

Other sessions include discussions involving voluntary standards; a look at smart products and what consumers expectations are; the consumers role in product safety; a look at company responsibilities as it relates to safety testing and analysis; a discussion of safety messaging to consumers; what to expect when you meet with Commission staff and how marketing strategies can enhance a retailers product compliance program.  These and many other sessions are listed on our website under the 2020 Annual Symposium AGENDA.  Updates are made daily.  You can also check out our line up of SPEAKERS, SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS  who will be at the Symposium.  We appreciate the support of attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

Registration is still open and we’ve added an additional nearby hotel with available rooms at a special ICPHSO rate.  Don’t wait to book your room, since the rooms are going fast.   Be sure to also check out the Job Matching program which has become a mainstay of our Annual Symposium.  As you can see, it’s going to be a busy week.

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando,

Regards,

Marc J. Schoem

ICPHSO 2020 Annual Symposium Sponsors and Exhibitors

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ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and exhibitors who will join us  in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, February 18-21, 2020 for our 2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium. The support our sponsors, exhibitors provide us is appreciated. Please take advantage of all the opportunities provided by our sponsors and exhibitors.  We still have sponsorship’s and exhibit space available.

SPONSORS

Diamond: ♦ ICIX ♦

Platinum: ♦ Intertek ♦ SGS ♦

Gold: ♦ AmazonBracewell PRGBureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc. ♦ Cooley LLP ♦ Mason Hayes & Curran ♦ QIMA ♦ Recall Results ♦ TUV Rheinland UL ♦

Silver: ♦ Arnold & Porter ♦ Crowell Moring ♦ Ferrero.♦ Norton Rose Fulbright ♦ STC

Pioneer Scholarship Supporter: ♦ Mintz

Scholarship: ♦ Law Offices of David H. Baker LLC ♦ Cleartrack Information Service Hasbro Hobby Lobby Insight Quality Services ♦  David & Johnna Kosnoff   Belinda May/Captain Ralph J. Spitz Modern Testing Services (MTS)   Law Office of Alan H. Schoem LLC Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP)

EXHIBITORS

♦ ADK Information Services ♦  Amazon  ♦ Applied Safety & Ergonomics ♦
♦ Applied Technical Services (ATS) ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc. ♦
♦ Cleartrack Information Services ♦  Compliance & Risks ♦ Cooley LLC ♦ ESI ♦
♦ Hohenstein ♦ ICIX ♦  ICPHSO Scholarship Sponsors ♦ Insight Quality Services ♦ ICW ♦
♦ Intertek ♦ Intrinsik ♦ Mason Hayes & Curran ♦ Modern Testing Services (MTS) ♦
♦ Norton Rose Fulbright ♦ QIMA ♦ Recall Results ♦ SGS ♦ STC ♦
♦ TUV Rheinland ♦  Unitec ♦ UL ♦ XOS ♦

Click Here for Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Register today to attend the Annual Symposium. Agenda Information Here

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Regards,

Marc

2019 ICPHSO International Symposium Summary

(Editor Update:  A comprehensive and complete summary for the two day International Symposium can now be found on the ICPHSO website under the Latest News Link.)

#ICPHSO19 International Symposium, Dublin, Ireland two day summary now posted on the ICPHSO website under Latest News.  Thank you Cooley LLP for providing ICPHSO attendees and members this comprehensive summary.

The ICPHSO 2019 International Symposium held at Trinity College on October 24-25, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland was attended by nearly 200 health and safety professionals from around the globe.  The theme, ” Shaping the Future in Times of International Change” was a key part of many of the sessions presented during the Symposium.   The two days offered attendees significant product safety training, education, best practices and networking opportunities.

Thanks to Rod Freeman, International Symposium Planning Chair and the team from Cooley LLP,  ICPHSO attendees and members will be provided a comprehensive summary of the two day symposium.  Below are some highlights from the summary detailing keynote speaker presentations.  Watch this blog and ICPHSO’s social media platforms for the Cooley LLP summary on the rest of two day conference.

Patrick Kenny, Member Responsible for Product Safety, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland:

Patrick Kenny oversees criminal enforcement, consumer enforcement and is responsible for product safety.  Reviews are underway of the CCPC procedures for monitoring compliance for product safety as products continue to be manufactured and distributed in new ways. The regulatory authority in Ireland has a role in protecting the internal market in Europe. For the market to function correctly, consumers must be able to trust that the product they are purchasing are inherently safe.  CCPC is also aware of the extra cost that could be applied to products as a result of additional burdens placed on manufacturers.  CCPC is looking to become more proactive through on-site inspections and will assist in the development of new EU regulations in 2021 to address new concerns. Steps are being taken to develop an approach to detecting non-compliance early, prior to distribution of products and to have a workable market place surveillance through an increased presence of CCPC at retail and wholesale.  CCPC will also continue to work with industry on  how to be compliant.

Dermott Jewell, ANEC President

Consumers are  generally engaging with the producers marketers. When products are described in glowing terms, but doesn’t really disclose much, consumers have a role to play in checking the products by looking at the ingredients, reading reviews, etc.  Consumer understand mistakes happen and these need to be resolved.  The biggest concern is when they have to bring something back or when consumers have to engage with a representative of the organization.  There are non-compliant products on the market. Market surveillance is needed to protect consumers.  Focus should be placed on the right culture within an organization: one that favors safety.  Organizations need to focus on safety from the beginning.

Liz Hyman, CEO XR Association

XRA is an industry body supporting responsible development and thoughtful advancement of XR.  XR is an umbrella term and people may be familiar with VR, but not AR and mixed reality.    XR history can be traced back to the 1960s and is a global term to cover these and new or not yet designed technologies. . XR is no longer just for gaming.  In the future, XR will be key in training and education (especially for high risk jobs such as chemists, pilots and medical professionals  including surgical), business and consumer functions.  For instance a major retailer purchased tens of thousands of goggles to train staff, e.g. in customer relations, etc. In the future, there will continue to be slow but steady growth in XR. A starter guide for developers — XR-Primer 1.0 was released and will continue to be updated for best practices, etc.  A study regarding building a stronger culture for safety in emerging technologies has been carried out and the hope is that it could be released at the next ICPHSO conference.

Pinuccia Continto, Head of Unit, Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Start of the new Commission is scheduled for December 1, 2019.  Expect a new dynamic and new priorities; but also the continuation of certain priorities.  Need to avoid the slightest injury, not just serious ones.  When avoided, its often a silent victory. Cooperation across a range of actors is required.  Imagine a triangle: economic operators/regulatory bodies/consumers at the corners of the triangle.  Consumers are additionally at its core.  In the EU, making sure product safety is pervasive is a joint priority (shared between Member States and the Commission). Notification in one country will go to the Commission who send it to all countries.  This is how the internal market works.  There are six main priorities currently in the EU Commission: 1) coordinated activities for the safety of products; 2) development of legislation on AI; 3) increasing recall effectiveness; 4) product safety pledge; 5) product safety award, inspired by METI in Japan; and 6) international cooperation. Turn silent victories into loud victories – loud victories get more resources and also helps make the world a safer place.

Kevin Nolan, President and CEO GE Appliances, a Haier company

When you see smart technology in homes, the majority of the product is outside the home (in terms of software, etc) and the consumer doesn’t see the whole product.  These kinds of product are changing what innovation means, and how we think about innovation. Companies that don’t innovate are guaranteed to fail.  Two types of companies:  technological optimists and technological pessimists: Optimists believe technology can solve everything, including climate change.  Pessimists believe technology may wipe out life on earth. Four key points as appliances get smarter: 1) safety has to be a priority; 2) technology should be used to discover and fix vulnerabilities; 3) it should not be possible to patent safety; and 4) consumers use products in manners you may not have designed them for, so you need to consider all uses when evaluating safety and making improvements.  Optimism kills, Pessimism paralyzes, Realism is clarity.

Thanks again to the staff from Cooley LLP for providing the detailed summary of keynote presentations.  Look for the remaining summaries covering the actual plenary and breakout sessions in the days ahead.

Regards,

Marc

ICPHSO International Symposium: October 24-25, 2019, Dublin, Ireland, Sponsor Update – Registration Still Available!

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With less than a month to go until we hold our 2019 International Symposium at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland on October 24-25, 2019, our agenda is packed with critical and much needed product safety information that every product safety professional can use.

Hear from our distinguished  keynote speakers, including the newly elected President of ANEC, the CEO and President of  GE Appliances, and  the CEO of the XR Association.  The agenda also features a return of the Global Regulator Panel who will update our attendees on the latest developments in product safety worldwide.

The conference includes a pre-symposium welcome reception sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran as well as a Reception and Tour at the Guinness Storehouse, sponsored by ICIX and GE Appliances/Potomac Law Group.  Both of these networking events are included in the price of registration as are all conference materials.

ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and exhibitors who will join us at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, for the 2019 International Symposium on October 24-25, 2019.   We still have sponsorship’s and exhibit space available.

SPONSORS

Emerald: ♦ Mason Hayes & Curran ♦

Guinness Tour and Reception: ♦ ICIX ♦ GE Appliances/Potomac Law Group ♦

Platinum: ♦ Cooley LLP ♦ Hogan Lovells LLP ♦ Oculus ♦

Gold: ♦ TUV SUD ♦

Friends: ♦  Dentons US LLP ♦  The Toy Association ♦

Scholarship: ♦ Belinda May/Captain Ralph Spitz ♦ Insight Quality Services ♦ The Toy Association ♦ Wood MacMillan Charitable Fund ♦

Meeting App: ♦ Cooley LLP 
Conference Bag: ♦
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Lanyard: ♦ Mason Hayes & Curran ♦
Pre Workshop Reception:  ♦
Mason Hayes & Curran ♦

EXHIBITORS

♦ api:SgT
♦ Compliance & Risks
♦ Cooley LLP
♦ Hogan Lovells LLP
♦ ICW
♦ Marketpoint Recall
♦ Mason Hayes & Curran
♦ Oculus
♦ TUV SUD

Register today .and join product safety professionals from around the globe.  Agenda Information Here.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin!

Regards,

Marc

Summer With ICPHSO

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Historically August is a slow month where you are able to take some time off and recharge your batteries for the fall and winter season.  For ICPHSO, August is one of the busiest months of the year.  We are a little over two months away from our International Symposium @Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (October 24-25, 2019) and about six months away from our 2020 Annual Training Meeting and Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida (February 18-21, 2020).  Here’s an update on these two upcoming conferences as well as some other things going on in the world of ICPHSO.

2019 International Symposium – October 24-25, 2019:

Symposium Planning Chair, Rod Freeman and his committee are now reviewing more than 20 proposal submissions that will fill the two days of the International Symposium.  An agenda will be posted soon. We have announced the initial key note speakers that will provide presentations from the consumer and industry perspectives.  Additional keynote speakers will be announced representing other stakeholder groups within our organization. Registration is now open as well as Sponsorship opportunities.  Sponsorships help defray the cost of our registration and as a result we can keep the rate significantly lower. Thanks to all of our sponsors who are committed to providing all stakeholders training and networking opportunities.   ICPHSO Sponsorship Manager, Dana Groves would be happy to discuss available opportunities with you.  This is ICPHSO’s first conference in Ireland and we are looking forward to being at Trinity College.  Our registration fees are minimal and members receive a discount.   Register today to be a part of ICPHSO’s first training opportunity in Dublin.

2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium – February 18-21, 2020:

Symposium Planning Chair and President Elect, Rick Rosati is busy at work planning for our 2020 return to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.  A Call for Proposals will be going out shortly and we are looking forward to receiving your proposals for our Annual Symposium.  We generally receive more than 50 proposals for our Annual Symposium and the content proposed always includes emerging issues and relevant topics to the product safety community.  I encourage you all to submit a proposal especially on new or emerging issues that may not have been presented previously.  Updated information will be posted on line here.

CPSC Consumer Product Safety Training for Buyers and Sourcing Professionals – September 17-18, 2019:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a free training seminar in September in Guangzhou, China.  Partnering with the European Commission, CPSC will be offering this two day free training so government representatives can share important product requirements and standards as well as industry representatives sharing their insights and experiences on product safety.  Registration information can be found here.  The deadline to register is September 5, 2019.

ICPHSO Membership:

As you can see, August continues to be a busy month for ICPHSO.  If you aren’t a member of ICPHSO, I encourage you to look at becoming a member and taking advantage of the benefits membership provides.  Additional details can be found here.

I hope you are able to take some time off during the month and take a few minutes to check out our upcoming conferences and be a part of the product safety conversation.  With your support and participation, we will continue to bring you the topics for discussion that product safety and health professionals require.  Please feel free to contact us at info@icphso.org with comments or suggestions.

Have a safe and restful August,

Marc

ICPHSO Midwest Regional Training Workshop – July 11, 2019 – Space Available!

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With less than three weeks to go, the ICPHSO Midwest Regional Training Workshop will be the place to be on July 11, 2019.  Hosted by and at St. Louis University, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Center for Supply Chain Excellence, this training workshop is shaping up to be one of the best yet.  With the recent news about CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle’s term ending at the end of September, 2019, ICPHSO is fortunate to have her as our keynote speaker during the workshop.  The update by the Acting Chairman will give all attendees an inside look at the agency she has been associated with for the last six years and as its Acting Chairman for the past 2.5 years.  

The workshop sessions will cover a number of current product safety issues, including the CPSC Data Breach and what it means for the future of section 6(b); Product Safety Lessons that can be learned as a result of the recent Boeing 737 Max 8 issues and how the problems uncovered with the Max 8 is a good lesson for all product safety professionals to understand and address with their own consumer products; Biometric Data Privacy Laws affects all consumers and is something all product safety professionals need to pay attention to as more and more States start addressing the issue; and we expect a robust discussion on Why Effective Recalls Are So Hard to Achieve.  We are also fortunate to be able to hear about a topic that all product designers, manufacturers, and test labs especially should pay attention to on Gender Differences in the Toddlers Ability to Open Child Resistant Packages.  This special presentation shares new data that reveals interesting information about gender behavior when testing child resistant packages.  The information learned is relevant to all who do product safety testing and consumer product packaging and is not limited to those who produce or sell products in CR packaging.

As you can see, Planning Chairman and ICPHSO Board Member, Xiao Chen and her planning committee have selected very current and topical sessions for our regional training workshop.  Space is still available as are hotel rooms.  Don’t delay register today.  Registered attendees will also be able to participate in a pre-workshop reception on
July 10, 2019,  at the MOTO Museum right off the SLU campus.  This museum features a private collection of unique motorcycles obtained from over 20 countries from around the globe covering almost 100 years of motorcycle history. The museum is a celebration of the form, function, evolution, and elegance of the motorcycle.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2019 Midwest Regional Training Workshop.  Click here for Registration Information.  Click here to see the latest AGENDA.  Thanks also to our Sponsors and Exhibitors, whose support allows us to continue to bring these training conferences at the lowest possible rate so all safety professionals can take advantage of the opportunities presented at the workshop.

Regards,

Marc