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Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

Independent Safety Consulting
President

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D. is a human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety. She works as a consultant and researcher, providing guidance to manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including anticipation of product design hazards, foreseeable use scenarios, supervision practices and injuries, warning label design and effectiveness, instructional design, and information/education campaigns. In addition to consulting with industry on product safety, Dr. Pollack-Nelson conducts independent research on consumer product safety issues has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is also actively involved in professional societies including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society where she is the Chair of the Children’s Issues Technical Group. She is a past president of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) and serves on UL’s Consumer Advisory Council. She is actively involved in the development of voluntary standards. She is currently a Vice-Chair on ASTM’s Executive Committee and a Subcommittee Co-chair for the voluntary standard on liquid laundry packets.

Dr. Pollack-Nelson is the recipient of a number of safety-related awards including ASTM’s Consumer Award, the A.R. Lauer Safety Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the CPSC Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award.