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Carolinas AIHA Spring 2019 PDC/Conference

March 6–8, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
Concord, N.C.

A block of rooms is being held at the Embassy Suites for $159 plus tax/night. The block will be released on February 3, 2019 (unless it fills sooner). To make a reservation in the block, you may call 704-455-8200 and give the group code AIH in order to obtain the special rate. You may also visit the online booking link and use the group code to receive the AIHA rate.

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PDC Overview

Essentials of Product Stewardship (PS)

Product Stewardship (PS) is a critical element in a company's day-to-day operations and license to operate. This workshop will provide a sound, disciplined set of PS Core Competencies that can enhance the PS professional and benefit the company. We will examine these core competencies through a holistic approach to PS, not just a discussion of unrelated regulations, buyer requirements, and emerging issues to be addressed on an ad-hoc and uncoordinated basis. We will learn to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and manage the Product Stewardship issues that face consumers, producers, and public.

By sharing best-in-class approaches, this full-day workshop will benefit new and early career Product Stewards, as well as mid-career professionals looking to enhance their core competencies; industrial hygienists and other EHS professionals wanting to better understand the role of Product Stewardship; as well as professionals that interface with Product Stewardship activities, including legal, research & design, and business development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Maintaining awareness and responding to societal expectations, emerging trends, Product Stewardship regulatory requirements, and their implications on Product Stewardship
  • Capitalizing on the Product Stewardship opportunities in supply chains to enhance performance and gain competitive advantage
  • Determining, communicating, and managing product hazards, exposures, and risks
  • “Greening” a product and incorporating Product Stewardship into all phases of a product's life cycle

Course Outline:

  • Supply Chains
    - Their importance to PS
    - How to prepare and evaluate from a PS perspective
  • Maintaining Awareness and Responding to PS Requirements
    - From Societal Concerns to Requirements
    - Emerging PS Issues and Trends/ How to Identify
    - Relevant Regulations and Frameworks
    - Regulatory Surveillance Process
  • Product Risk and its Management
    - Hazards
    - Exposure
    - Risk Management Approach
    - Risk Communication
  • Capitalizing on PS Opportunities
    - With Immediate Customers
    - Upstream and Downstream in the Supply Chain
  • “Greening” Products and Integrating PS in the Product Life Cycle
    - Product Development Cycle and PS Integration
    - Classic Approaches to “Green” Products
    - Examples of “Greener” Product Design

Instructor Bio
Mr. Gailen (Gail) Hart

Mr. Hart currently serves a member of the product stewardship faculty at the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. Previously, Mr. Hart spent 38 years with ExxonMobil, initially holding a range of chemical plant manufacturing assignments, including project and cost engineering, and supervision of mechanical design and plant maintenance. Later Headquarters assignments included management of export/import operations; new business development; and product management. In the latter half of his career, Mr. Hart held several product stewardship management positions, ultimately leading to the executive role in global product stewardship services for the corporation.

Mr. Hart holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Rutgers University.

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