Get Your Product Safety Aware Designation and a Tremendous Competitive Advantage
Receive the four hours required to become a Product Safety Aware Designee. You'll learn what you need to know to be able to protect yourself, your company, your clients and the ultimate recipient of promotional products.
An ever-changing regulatory climate means that what you don't know CAN hurt you. Everyone in our industry needs to learn about this subject. If you are a supplier, it's obvious. If you are a distributor, you are not immune from responsibility or liability. A distributor who decorates or uses a contract decorator has the same compliance requirements as a supplier.
This MiPPA University Course is awarded 4 CAS credits and the Product Safety Aware designation.
A light lunch and breaks will be provided.
12:30 pm - Arrivals and Registration
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Each of the four courses with breaks and snacks.
Product Safety Basics
This session reviews the top compliance issues for the promotional products industry, with a focus on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). This course introduces promotional products professionals to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), specific regulations concerning promotional products and other mandatory and voluntary standards. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors. This course is required to attain the CAS designation, but attendees do not need to pursue a CAS to attend this session.
Avoiding Undue Influence Training—PSA Required Course
Do you or does a member of your team work directly with a third-party testing lab? Did you know that as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act you must complete training on the topic of undue influence? This session will help you comply with those obligations by ensuring you understand what undue influence is and how to avoid it, as well as provide you with tools and resources that are easily shared with the rest of your team. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors.
Prop 65 And State Regs—PSA Required Course
This session is a must for navigating your interstate deals—not just by knowing the rules, but by having strategies in place to manage them. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors.
Compliance For Top Product Categories
This session will walk you through tips and best practices to differentiate your company from the competition by understanding all of your product safety compliance obligations in a clear and compelling manner. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors.
About Anne Stone
Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). In this role, she is responsible for guiding PPAI’s legislative and government relations efforts—including taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C. to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Anne also oversees the Association’s product responsibility programs including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit—a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council. A frequent speaker on the topics of product responsibility and legislative advocacy, Anne is also a member of ASTM and serves on the board of directors for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).