Every year there are tens of thousands of product liability lawsuits filed against manufacturing corporations, big and small, throughout the United States. And the number of product liability lawsuits continues to grow, increasing 20% in 2008 over 2007, along with class action lawsuits. The amount of money involved in these lawsuits can bankrupt a company, or have a long term crippling affect on a manufacturing corporation, as well as in their insurance premiums. This is why all of the top insurance companies not only support and promote these seminars, but send their own Product Liability & Risk Management Consultants to these same seminars for their own training.
You will learn how to recognize day-to-day activities that could someday lead to a product liability lawsuit, all the procedures and efforts that need to be in place in order to reduce the chances of a product recall or a product liability lawsuit, and how to substantially increase your chances of winning a product liability lawsuit in the event you were wrongly accused. And you will learn new product introduction techniques that will lead to significant improvements in operating efficiencies and profitability, even if you never see a product recall or liability lawsuit.
This seminar will definitely change the way your company does business!
About Randall Goodden About Randall Goodden
Randall L. Goodden is recognized around the world as a leading expert and educator on Product Safety & Product Liability Prevention. .
He is the author of the best-selling books “Lawsuit! Reducing the Risk of Product Liability for Manufacturers”, “Product Liability Prevention – A Strategic Guide”, and his first book “Preventing & Handling Product Liability”, all of which have sold thousands of copies, and have even become college text books.
Thousands of manufacturing executives around the world have attended these seminars throughout the United States, Europe, China, Malaysia, Australia, and India,
as well as attending in-house seminars as he continues to be brought in by the top executives of some of the leading corporations around the world.
Randall Goodden is the President and Founder of the IPSLP – International Product Safety & Liability Prevention Association, is the Chairman of the Product Safety & Liability Prevention Division of ASQ, and continues to be a Keynote Speaker at conferences around the world.
8:00 – 8:30 8:30 – 9:00 9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:15 10:15 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00 1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:00
3:00 – 3:15 3:15 – 4:30
The Seminar The Seminar
Continental Breakfast (in Meeting Room)
Product Liability – An Overview
• Statistics •Impact on product costs, insurance premiums •Case studies •Manufacturers focusing worldwide
Morning Break Understanding the Full Realm of Product Liability
•Recognizing all the potential problem areas
Understanding the Laws of Product Liability
•Understanding negligence & strict liability •The different types of defects •Definition of litigation terms
More Effective Design Reviews & Product Introduction Efforts
•Understanding the objective •Creating the Design Review Team •Identifying the Product Safety Team •Holding Design Reviews •Launching new products
Conducting a Hazards Analysis / Risk Assessment
•Different tools used for analysis •Deciding on what action to take
Designing Warning Labels and Instructions
•Deciding between labels and instructions •Warning label design and the Z535 standard •When to use Danger / Warning / Caution •Word messages •Label placement
The Seminar The Seminar
8:00 – 8:45 8:45 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:00 10:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00 1:00 – 1:45
1:45 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:15 3:15 – 3:30
Records Retention & How to Recognize Dangerous Documents
•Identifying important records •Establishing procedures and retention periods •Recognizing “Dangerous Documents”
Contracts, Purchase Orders, Qualifying New Suppliers/Subcontractors, Agreements
•The fine print on Purchase Orders •Understanding customer requirements •Qualification criteria for new suppliers/subcontractors
Supplier Selection, Asian Suppliers, and the New CPSIA
•How to qualify new suppliers •How to select Asian suppliers, and what they need to have in place •What the new CPSIA means to consumer products companies
Post Sale Duties to Warn & Recalls
•Alerting the end user of new hazards •Initiating a Recall
Creating the Administrative Group and Driving Force within the Corporation
•Selecting the In-house Expert •Creating the Corporate Team •Putting together an implementation plan •Incorporating into procedures
Entering Into Litigation
•All the steps involved in a product liability lawsuit Final Discussion & Adjourn
Fee Covers: Course notebook, continental breakfast, break refreshments and lunches will be provided.
Accommodations: The Embassy Suites Boston is located at 207 Porter St, Boston MA. Special $169 rate for attendees. Call 617.567.5000 and mention you are attending the Goodden Enterprises Seminar and reserve your room.
Boston Registration Form Boston Registration Form
Space is limited. Register early to assure your place!
Early Bird Special $795 if you register before Feb 6th . $850 if you register between Feb 6th and Mar 6th . $950 if you register after Mar 6th..