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Monday, February 20


Tutorial # 1: Consumer Risk Perception & Decision Making
Tutorial will shed light on human factors research findings that help to explain behavior as it relates to consumer products and risk.  Session will explore issues ranging from risk perception to how consumers actually use instruction manuals when assembling and using consumer products.  Relevant product examples will be used to exemplify research findings.

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Celestine T. Kish

Senior Engineering Psychologist, Division of Human Factors, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Celestine Kish has been with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for more than 28 years.  She is a Senior Engineering Psychologist in the Division of Human Factors.  During her tenure with the CPSC, she has done extensive work in areas pertaining to children’s products... Read More →
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Carol Pollack Nelson, Ph.D

President, Independent Safety Consultant
Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D. is a human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety. She works as a consultant and researcher, providing guidance to stakeholders on product safety issues including anticipating hazards in product designs, reasonable use scenarios, supervision... Read More →

Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Poiniana A-D


Tutorial # 2: Pre & Post-Market Risk Assessment Approaches

Panel tutorial on risk assessment approaches focusing on the ways that different product safety professionals look at risk to 1) evaluate potential product hazards, and 2) determine which risks may merit discussion with CPSC or Health Canada and corrective action.

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Leona Lewis

Owner, ComplyEthic Consulting, LLC
Leona Lewis, J.D. is the owner of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC, a compliance consulting company focused on strategic risk management for consumer product companies.  She is also the host of the weekly podcast Masters of Disaster featuring interviews with risk, ethics and compliance... Read More →

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Larry Bell

Director of Product Safety, North America, BSH Home Appliances Corporation
Larry Bell is the Director of Product Safety for BSH Home Appliances Corporation, headquartered in Irvine California.  He is responsible for the development and oversight of BSH’s product safety compliance program and specifically manages the process of reviewing the safety of... Read More →
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Michael A. Del Negro

Senior Counsel, Product Safety & Chief Compliance Officer, GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Michael A. Del Negro is Senior Counsel, Product Safety and Chief Compliance Officer for GE Appliances, a Haier company headquartered in Louisville.  Mr. Del Negro is responsible for developing and managing the businesses’ global product safety, product compliance, product liability... Read More →
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Thomas A. Lewandowski, Ph.D.

Principal, Gradient
Dr. Thomas Lewandowski is a toxicologist and chemist working in Gradient’s Seattle, Washington office. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, metals toxicology, and developmental toxicology. He is currently leading Gradient’s... Read More →

Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Grand Cypress C


Tutorial # 3: Avoid Getting Burned: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Risk

Supply chains are becoming ever more complex. But one broken link in the chain can cause major business disruption, cause significant financial and reputational damage, and can put consumers in harm’s way. This session will help you recognize and understand the various risks through multiple tiers of a supply chain.  It will explain what to consider when sourcing from small- and medium-sized enterprises or moving manufacturing overseas. Our experts will then turn to defining strategies to avoid getting burned by suppliers, including performing market and facility due diligence, risk-sensing tools and analytics, and contingency plans that help build resilient supply chains.

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Don Mays

Managing Director, Product Safety, Compliance & Quality, Deloitte & Touché, LLP
Donald Mays is a Managing Director within Deloitte & Touche’s Supply Chain Risk Management practice, focusing on product safety, compliance and quality assurance. He brings more than 35 years of technical experience leading to a deep understanding of how companies can identify... Read More →
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Vincent Tam

Head of Partnership Program, CMA Testing & Certification Laboratories Limited
Dr. Vincent Tam is Head of Partnership Program with CMA Testing & Certification Laboratories Limited. In his current capacity Vincent partners with brands and factories on supply chain management & solutions; chemical, safety and quality assurance program; compliance management program... Read More →

Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Magnolia A - C