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CPSC Equity Action Plan

CPSC’s Equity Action Plan (pdf) lays out challenges and barriers to achieving more equitable public health outcomes with respect to product safety. The plan details steps the agency has already taken, and will take in the future, to address the identified barriers.

The work outlined in CPSC’s Equity Action Plan includes:

  • efforts to improve the quality of our data about injuries including hiring new staff with expertise in underserved communities
  • consumer product safety standards development (both voluntary and mandatory) to prevent hazards
  • new, demographically informed, targeted product safety enforcement and investigation actions
  • outreach to impacted communities to communicate product safety hazards, deliver safety education campaigns, and gather information, feedback, and new research to learn more about the product safety-related challenges faced by underserved communities

Download the CPSC Equity Action Plan (pdf) 

CPSC Equity Action Plan Update

CPSC's Equity Action Plan Update reports progress on the agency's Equity Action Plan and steps the agency is taking to better address existing racial disparities in injuries and deaths caused by certain consumer products.

Download CPSC's Equity Action Plan Update - May 17, 2023

CPSC Equity Action Plan Roundtable

CPSC will hold a public forum for all interested stakeholders to discuss its newly released Equity Action Plan.

The CPSC Equity Action Plan Roundtable will give the public an opportunity to discuss steps the agency can take to better address existing racial disparities in injury rates and deaths caused by certain consumer products. The CPSC Equity Action Plan Roundtable will also focus on best practices to learn from, and communicate with, underserved communities regarding product safety hazards. 

Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 1:00pm EST
Location: Online or in-person at CPSC headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

To register, ask questions, or request accessibility accommodations contact CPSC’s Consumer Ombudsman at consumerombudsman@cpsc.gov.

More information about Federal government Equity Action Plans:

On January 20, 2021, the President signed Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

This EO charges the Federal government to pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.

Related Resources:

Learn more about the Administration’s Equity Agenda.

Learn more about government-wide equity efforts.

 

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