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2019 Regional Workshop


At Saint Louis University, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Center for Supply Chain Excellence

ICPHSO Midwest Regional Training Workshop will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 (one day) - approx, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Evening Welcome Reception to be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -The MOTO Museum

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July 11, 2019

Saint Louis University, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Busines, Center for Supply Chain Excellence


Anheuser-Busch Auditorium

3674 Lindell Boulevard

St. Louis, Missouri 63103

United States

(Please note an agenda showing the times of each session will be updated and posted soon)

CPSC Data Breach – The End of 6 (b)?

This session concerns late breaking news about information that was inadvertently disclosed by CPSC.  The panel will take a deeper look not only into the release of the information but also section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act and whether that section of the act hamstrings the agency’s ability to release critical safety information to consumers or continues to provide important safeguards for the submission of confidential information by industry.


The Aftermath of Boeing 737 Max 8 Crashes – Product Safety Lessons Learned

Another recent issue in the news concerns the Boeing 737 Max 8.  Taking this issue, a step further, the objective of this session is to be thought provoking on whether the same or similar threats exist in the consumer product safety community and how improvements can be made to avoid such an issue. Discussions will include:  Product Design Flaws; Safety Culture; and Consumer Trust.


Taming Data and Harvesting Insights

Data can be our best friend, helping us save time and money, but it also can be a real pain in the you know what, being extremely messy, draining our time and even intentionally misleading us.  Focus of this panel will be on how to establish a strong, lasting and positive relationship with Data.


Strategic Considerations Regarding CPSC Reporting Requirements – The View from the Regulated Side

A discussion of CPSC reporting decisions from the outside (non-CPSC) viewpoint, including critical perspective of regulated companies and non-governmental attorneys.  Discussion will include critical issues a company has to be aware of and consider when attempting to determine if a matter should be reported, and if not, what steps to take to be able to defend the determination.


Why Are Effective Recalls So Hard?

Everyone works hard to announce a recall.  And yet, few appear to be as effective as they could be.  This session will use real world examples to discuss recalls and develop plans, actions and insights that could improve consumer response.  Also hear about the latest technology developments that companies can use to improve the effectiveness of recalls at the consumer level.


Biometric Data Privacy Laws:  An Increasing Litigation Threat for Manufacturers

This discussion will center around how certain states are regulating biometric data privacy and the manufacturer’s response to such requirements.  This should be of interest to all attendees who either manufacture, sell or use products that collect fingerprints, use facial recognition technology, or otherwise gather biometric data.


Gender Differences in the Toddlers Ability to Open Child Resistant Packages

Hear a special presentation that shares new data that reveals interesting information about gender behavior when testing child resistant packages.  The information learned can be relevant by all who do product safety testing and consumer product packing and is not limited to those who produce or sell products in CR packaging.


Keynote Presentation by Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (invited)

Hear from the CPSC’s Acting Chairman on the latest developments and emerging issues at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Welcome from Saint Louis University

A special welcome from our host: Saint Louis University, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Center for Supply Chain Excellence.

The ICPHSO 2019 Midwest Regional Training Workshop includes all conference materials, a light breakfast, two networking breaks featuring exhibitors displaying services and goods of interest and use to the product safety community, a buffet lunch and a pre-workshop reception at the Moto Museum on July 10, 2019.  All conference materials including a meeting app and information from our Sponsors will be included as will an electronic attendee list both at the Workshop and a final attendee list after the workshop is completed.