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September 3, 2020
Register Now for the All Virtual PSX 2020, September 15-17, 2020

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor of the Product Stewardship Society’s (PSS®) PSX 2020 virtual conference.  With a focus on promoting responsible design, development, and management of products throughout their life cycles, the PSX 2020 virtual conference offers a wide variety of education options indispensable to anyone in the chemical industry.  Registration is open now, with a variety of attendance options.  One does not have to be a member of PSS to register, though premium members do receive a 15% discount for the full event.

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and current President of PSS stated:  “Product stewardship is a fast growing career choice, and PSX 2020 is the premier venue to enhance your stewardship skill sets and learn how to become a Certified Professional Product Steward (CPPS), the first-ever product stewardship credential that the PSS is proud to offer with the Board for Global EHS Credentialing.”

Ms. Bergeson will help kick off the conference on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, followed by two and a half days of learning and networking opportunities.  The full PSX schedule is available online.

Highlights from the agenda include:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Black Swans and Product Stewardship opening session presented by Mr. Olaf Isele, Founder and Principal, Metaxi Simbiosys LLC.

 

“Nobody could have known” is a line often heard in the aftermath of a major crisis, but often, a little research reveals missed warnings of such events and their consequences.  This session explores how safety and product stewardship can be used to prepare and navigate an organization and industry through disasters.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Evaluating New Chemicals and Disconnects in Hazard Communication presented by Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C.


This session will cover the basics of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation process for new chemicals and issues that arise that generate disconnects in hazard communication and will include a basic overview of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) and the process for hazard determination for new substances.


Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Getting Sustainability Right presented by Connie Hensler, Interface; Dr. James Fava, Anthesis; Bruce Vigon, M.S. Water Chemistry, Breveja Environmental Consulting LLC; and Al Iannuzzi Jr., The Estee Lauder Companies.

 

This interactive panel will address the disconnect between the clear importance of decision makers fully understanding entire value chain impacts and how the product stewardship and environmental community can best provide the relevant information efficiently and effectively.


Register for PSX online.  Make plans now to attend and discover new ideas, practical solutions, and best practices that will help product stewards manage the challenges of today and prepare for the issues of tomorrow.


 
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