ICPHSO 2019 Recap: United for Safety
Join Susan DeRagon for this session, where she will share information from the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s 2019 annual meeting and training symposium. This year’s conference included tutorials on social media and consumer product misuse as well as concerns over product safety and privacy in an interconnected world. Some of the breakout sessions included topics such as mitigation strategies related to foreign body hazards and proactive safety engineering. The plenary topics of the sessions included ensuring the safety of products sold online and evolving approaches for innovation and technology. The annual CPSC day included updates on the impact of the new makeup of the Commission and some of the commissioners’ policy views regarding education campaigns, voluntary vs. mandatory standards and a variety of other issues that come before the Commission. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.
Senior Technical Consultant
Susan DeRagon is Senior Technical Consultant at QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection). With over 30 years of experience, she is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods. She has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars globally. She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.
Ms. DeRagon is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees. She is also a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and a previous member of the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.
Ms. DeRagon received a B.S degree in business administration from Bay Path College, Magna Cum Laude.
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