Industry, Academic Experts Lead University Consumer Product Safety Certification Program

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

A new professional certification program has been designed for the consumer product safety field and will be offered in 2019 at Saint Louis University

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U.S.A., September 23, 2018 / — A group of recognized authorities in the field of consumer product safety will join university professors appointed to serve on the instruction team for a new professional certification program offered by Saint Louis University. The group consists of attorneys, industry experts, and leading business management professors from Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business.

Among industry experts are: Bob Kestelik, Assistant General Counsel, Mattel, Inc.; Don Mays, Chief Safety and Quality Officer at Samsung Electronics America; Don Moffett, Director of Social Compliance for Carhartt, Inc., and Rebeca Sharpe, Senior Manager, Product Compliance and Safety, Enterprise Risk and Compliance, at Best Buy, and Len Morrissey, Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International.

Product Safety authorities (partial listing) include: Cheryl Falvey, Partner, Crowell & Moring, LLP and former General Counsel at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); Eric Rubel, Partner, Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP and former General Counsel at the CPSP; Richard Rosati, Vice President, Government Affairs and Industry Standards for Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, global testing organization; Paul Frantz, Ph.D., Applied Safety & Ergonomics; Jason Hertzberg, Ph.D., Exponent; Steve Hall, Applied Safety & Ergonomics, Chair for American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Subcommittee on Product Safety Signs and Labels; Dean Eldrenkamp, specialist on chemicals in consumer products, Intertek; Rod Freeman, Cooley (UK), international products attorney, Joanne Mattiace, attorney; Brandan Mueller, attorney, HuschBlackwell LLP; and Eric Stone, attorney and former CPSC staff attorney.

Academic experts from the university’s Chaifetz School of Business include: James Fisher, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and Ethics; Carl Maertz,, Mary Louise Murray Endowed Professor of Management; and Michael Shaner, Professor of Management. The three professors will explore the topic of company culture and product safety in an opening workshop on January 16.

The Product Safety Professional Certification Program will be administered by the university’s Emerson Leadership Institute (ELI), in cooperation with ADK Information Services, a product safety education and information provider. Individuals who successfully complete the program will be conferred the Consumer Product Safety Professional™ certification designation from the Society of Product Safety Professionals. Following the opening workshop, the program phases into an on-line series of webinars on a variety of product-safety related topics. Candidates must pass an examination consisting of multiple choice questions and an essay, as well as a case study presented to a 3-member panel of product safety professionals and a Saint Louis University professional.

Information and registration are available at the ELI website.

Beth-Anne Yakubu
Emerson Leadership Institute
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Source: EIN Presswire