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Consumer-safety panels to host joint workshop

October 3rd, 2016 / By: / Industry News

Two of the world’s leading organizations in consumer safety will host a free workshop on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and safety-standards developer ASTM International, the ASTM-ICPHSO Information and Education Workshop will feature panels reviewing data from information and education campaigns that cover various consumer products.

The campaigns relate to pool safety, off-road vehicles, window coverings and other products. Discussions will focus on the effectiveness of information and education as a hazard mitigation strategy when used alone and in conjunction with other efforts, including product design modification. The panels will also discuss best practices related to these campaigns.

Elliot Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will present the lunch keynote address. Other speakers will represent manufacturers, trade associations, consumer advocacy organizations, government, academia, communications, and technology.

The event will be held at Covington & Burling’s law office in Washington, D.C. Advance registration is required and is available by contacting meetings@cleaninginstitute.org. The event grew out of discussions surrounding the creation of the 2015 safety standard for liquid laundry packets, which was developed by a diverse group of stakeholders in ASTM International’s committee on consumer products.

A preliminary agenda for the workshop is available at www.icphso.org/files/astm/astminfo914.pdf.