ICPHSO Report / May 2016
ICPHSO Members and Friends,
Coming off our successful symposium in DC a few months ago, ICPHSO has a busy 2016 planned – all with the goal of connecting product safety stakeholders and providing valuable information, insights and networking to improve the safety of the products we all use.
As a member or attendee, you can view pictures and presentations from the 2016 Symposium on the website – which I urge everyone to visit. Thanks to Juicy Orange and President-Elect Rick Brenner, we now have an interactive and informative site to keep you up to date on activities as well as product safety news. Remember you can also follow ICPHSO on twitter (@ICPHSO) and LinkedIn (company page).
Check out the committee reports in this newsletter for ways to get involved with membership, website or newsletter or other activities. Do not hesitate to reach out to Marc Schoem, ICPHSO’s executive director for information or questions. Share with him any opportunities within your industry for ICPHSO to have a bigger presence.
We have our Southeast Regional Training Workshop in Atlanta, hosted by The Home Depot on June 2. This is a great opportunity for local industries, retailers and others to hear from experienced practitioners on panels throughout the day covering everything from internal compliance programs, to design safety and emerging issues.
Our International Symposium will again be held in conjunction with the European Community’s International Consumer Product Safety Week in Brussels, Belgium, November 14-15, 2016. More information will be coming soon.
ICPHSO is in our second year of our three-year strategic plan. You can read our goals on a communications plan, governance, membership, and symposium improvements. If you want to be involved as we address these issues, reach out to Marc Schoem and he’ll connect you with the right person as appropriate.
I look forward to meeting and talking to many of you this year about your goals for ICPHSO and ways to strengthen this vital organization. Don’t hesitate to reach out with your ideas – I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy A. Cowles
ICPHSO President 2016-17