September
27, 2016
9:00 To 5:00
Ho Chi Minh City
CPSC and Health Canada Staff Conducting Free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals
CPSC and Health Canada staff will conduct free product safety training for buyers and sourcing professionals dealing with apparel, furniture and toys manufactured in Vietnam. Buyers who source consumer products for eventual retail sale are key decision makers at the intersection of the production and retail value chains. They have the power to ensure products purchased for their companies or clients meet all safety requirements but too often, they lack the knowledge to fulfill their role. Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals can help fill that gap. Focus is on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards. The training event will be conducted in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.Target groups for this training are resident-in-Vietnam buyers and sourcing professionals who purchase consumer products for major importers located in the United States and Canada. Many will be direct employees of U.S. or Canadian companies. Other potential attendees will be from specialized firms that handle purchasing for large global retailers, as well as from small and medium sized trading companies active in the consumer product export business. English-Vietnamese interpretation will be provided.Training information, times, and registration can be found at the following web link:http://www.amchamvietnam.com/events/2016-vietnam-buyers-training/For additional information, please contact: cindy.tran@amchamvietnam.com
September
22, 2016
9:00 To 5:00
CPSC Staff and Staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Conducting Free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals
CPSC staff and staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will conduct free product safety training for buyers and sourcing professionals dealing in electrical/electronic products, apparel, and toys from China. Buyers who source consumer products for eventual retail sale are key decision makers at the intersection of the production and retail value chains. They have the power to ensure products purchased for their companies or clients meet all safety requirements but too often, they lack the knowledge to fulfill their role. Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals can help fill that gap. Focus is on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards. The two training events will be conducted in cooperation with local American Chambers of Commerce on September 20 (Ningbo) and September 22 (Guangzhou).Target groups for this training are resident-in-China buyers and sourcing professionals who purchase consumer products for major importers located in the United States and Australia. Many will be direct employees of U.S. or Australian companies. Other potential attendees will be from specialized firms that handle purchasing for large global retailers, as well as from small and medium sized trading companies active in the consumer product export business. English-Chinese interpretation will be provided.Training information, times, and registration can be found at the following web links:Guangzhou: http://www.amcham-southchina.org/amcham/event/EventPrint.jsp?eventId=1470188875312Ningbo: http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmChamPortal/Event/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=7661 For additional information, contact wxian@amcham-southchina.org for Guangzhou lori.chen@amcham-shanghai.org for Ningbo
September
21, 2016
8:00 To 1:00
Columbus, OH
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Fire Safety Task Group Meeting
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 fire safety task group meeting from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST and Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.
September
21, 2016
8:00 To 5:00
New Orleans, LA
Demar Granados Attending and Participating in the American Pyrotechnics Association's Convention and Meeting
Demar Granados, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, attending and participating in the American Pyrotechnics Associations (APA) Convention and Meeting. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana. For additional information contact Demar Granados, 301-504-7596. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/16.
September
20, 2016
1:00 To 5:00
Columbus, OH
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Fire Safety Task Group Meeting
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 fire safety task group meeting from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST and Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.
September
20, 2016
9:00 To 5:00
CPSC Staff and Staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Conducting Free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals
CPSC staff and staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will conduct free product safety training for buyers and sourcing professionals dealing in electrical/electronic products, apparel, and toys from China. Buyers who source consumer products for eventual retail sale are key decision makers at the intersection of the production and retail value chains. They have the power to ensure products purchased for their companies or clients meet all safety requirements but too often, they lack the knowledge to fulfill their role. Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals can help fill that gap. Focus is on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards. The two training events will be conducted in cooperation with local American Chambers of Commerce on September 20 (Ningbo) and September 22 (Guangzhou).Target groups for this training are resident-in-China buyers and sourcing professionals who purchase consumer products for major importers located in the United States and Australia. Many will be direct employees of U.S. or Australian companies. Other potential attendees will be from specialized firms that handle purchasing for large global retailers, as well as from small and medium sized trading companies active in the consumer product export business. English-Chinese interpretation will be provided.Training information, times, and registration can be found at the following web links:Guangzhou: http://www.amcham-southchina.org/amcham/event/EventPrint.jsp?eventId=1470188875312Ningbo: http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmChamPortal/Event/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=7661 For additional information, contact wxian@amcham-southchina.org for Guangzhou lori.chen@amcham-shanghai.org for Ningbo
September
20, 2016
8:00 To 12:00
Columbus, OH
Scott Ayers Attending ASTM F15.45 Visible Emission Task Group Meeting
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 visible emission task group meeting from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/26/16.
September
07, 2016
8:00 To 5:00
San Antonio, TX
Demar Granados and Jason Ng Meeting with The National Fire Protection Association's Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics
Demar Granados and Jason Ng, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, meeting with The National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics to discuss NFPA Code 1124 Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 201 N. St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78205. The meeting was requested by The National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics. For additional information contact Demar Granados, (301) 504-7596. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/16.
August
31, 2016
10:00 To 11:00
Rockville, MD
Scott Ayers and Other CPSC Staff attending the ASTM F15.45 Teleconference on Candle Fire Safety
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be attending the ASTM F 15.45 teleconference on candle fire safety from 10:00 am EST to 11:00 am EST. For more information on this teleconference, contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2030). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/23/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 6/23/16.
August
25, 2016
10:00 To 11:30
Rockville, MD
Scott Ayers Attending the CANENA Technical Committee 61C Teleconference on Requirements for Household Refrigerators & Freezers
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the CANENA Technical Committee 61C teleconference on Requirements for Household Refrigerators & Freezers from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/10/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/11/16.