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Thursday, February 22
 

8:10am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Opening Plenary Session # 1: Opening Remarks by Executive Director, Patricia Adkins
Opening Remarks from Patricia Adkins, CPSC Executive Director

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Adkins

Patricia Adkins

Executive Director, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
In September 2014, Patricia H. Adkins was appointed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as its Executive Director,  Ms. Adkins is responsible for managing the agency’s $125 million public health and safety budget and more than 500 employees.  She also served... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 8:10am - 8:20am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:20am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 2: Safety Operations Update
Hear the latest information from CPSC Leadership involving safety operations at the Agency,

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaye

Robert Kaye

Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert Kaye has been the Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since March 2017.  He comes to CPSC after serving as Chief Enforcement Officer for the Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education.  Prior to that position, Mr. Kaye worked for more... Read More →
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction     , U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury... Read More →
avatar for DeWane Ray

DeWane Ray

Deputy Executive Director, Safety Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director for Safety Operations, oversees the Commission’s programs for Compliance and Field Operations; Import Surveillance; Hazard Identification & Reduction; International Programs and the CPSC’s Small Business Ombudsman.  Mr. Ray has been the Deputy... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 8:20am - 9:00am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

9:10am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 3: A Tiered Recall System - A Case Study
This session explores how a tiered recall system could work at CPSC.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cave

Carol Cave

Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Carol Cave has been the Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since October 2015.  She works with other federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to find and identify potentially defective consumer products. Prior to her current... Read More →
avatar for Celestine Kish

Celestine 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 29 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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Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby Mathis is in her second year at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, serving as its Small Business Ombudsman.  Through her office, Shelby aims to provide information to small businesses in a fashion that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency policy... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

10:45am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 4: Human Factors Best Practice Guidance

This session will provide an overview of the CPSC and Health Canada’s Human Factors Best Practice Guidance: The Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products.


Speakers
avatar for Rana Balci-Sinha

Rana Balci-Sinha

Director, Human Factors Division, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Rana Balci-Sinha serves as Director of Human Factors Division at CPSC. She worked as human factors engineer at CPSC for seven years before being appointed to her current position in 2016. In her previous role, Rana managed rulemaking projects, worked on product recall effectiveness... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

11:00am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 5: General Counsel Update
Hear from the CPSC Office of General Counsel on the following:

-  Overview of Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (Melissa Hampshire)
-  Regulatory Update (Patricia Pollitzer)
-  Sale of Recalled Products (Mary Murphy)

Speakers
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Melissa Hampshire

Assistant General Counsel, Division of Enforcement & Information, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Melissa Hampshire is the Assistant General Counsel of the Division of Enforcement and Information in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  She has advised the Commission for many years on federal court litigation under the Consumer Product... Read More →
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Patricia M. Hanz

General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia M. Hanz is the General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Ms. Hanz joined the CPSC in 2017.  Prior to joining the CPSC Ms. Hanz was the Deputy General Counsel of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and prior to that, a Staff Attorney at the Wisconsin Department... Read More →
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Mary Murphy

Assistant General Counsel, Division of Compliance, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Mary Murphy is the Assistant General Counsel for the Division of Compliance within the Office of the General Counsel.  She and her staff initiate and handle all aspects of administrative litigation seeking mandatory recalls, investigate and negotiate civil penalties for violations... Read More →
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Patricia Pollitzer

Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of the General Counsel, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia M. Pollitzer is the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  That division focuses on the legal aspects of rulemaking and on jurisdiction. Ms. Pollitzer joined CPSC in 1989... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress