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William Kitzes

Consumer Safety Associates
Bill Kitzes is a Board Certified Product Safety Manager and Hazard Control Manager and has been a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society since 1983.  He holds an Executive Certificate in Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Certificate in Risk Communication from the Harvard School of Public Health.  For the past 30 years, he has provided risk assessment and product safety management services to attorneys, corporations and government organizations. From 1974 to 1981, Mr. Kitzes worked at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), part of which time he served as Legal Advisor to the Director, Office of Product Defect Identification (OPDI), and was responsible for the recall of substantially hazardous consumer products and notification to the public of the danger through warnings and other media. As CPSC Program Manager for Sports, Recreation and Power Equipment (1977-1980), he supervised a team of engineers, epidemiologists, human factors specialists, and technical communication staff developing mandatory and voluntary standards, on-product warnings, and safety education campaigns. Mr. Kitzes has been retained as a consultant for a number of major manufacturers, including the Toro Company, Nobel Chemical Company, Daewoo Heavy Industries America and CISCO Systems. Bill spent 14 years as Chairman of the Florida Consumers’ Council and is currently the public member of the Florida Propane Gas Safety, Education and Research Council. He has lectured at the National Safety Council Annual Congress and Exposition on the following topics: • When Risk Can’s Be Eliminated:  Building Adequate Warnings • Injury Prevention Analysis:  Guidelines for Product Safety Managers • Post Sale Corrective Action Plans - Recalls and Consumer Notice Mr. Kitzes has testified in 125 trials over the past 30 years in both Federal and State Court.