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Thursday, February 28 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Plenary #07: Interactive Product Safety Simulation

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Humans are “emotional, semi-rational creatures, plagued with a host of biases, mental shortcuts, and errors in thinking.” Most product safety professionals are humans, ergo most of us are also semi-rational and plagued with flaws in our logic (non-humans excepted). Thanks to the research on cognitive bias, our semi-rationality is predictable. This interactive simulation will take you on a fun journey to explore how confirmation bias, arguably one of the most common cognitive biases, can impact product safety. Diverse viewpoints will be illustrated by the lively characters showcased by the panel. Practical takeaways will be given on how the safety community can work together to evolve and cope efficiently with a complex and dynamic environment.

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Xiao Chen

Vice President Product Assurance, Intertek
Xiao Chen serves as Vice President Product Assurance at Intertek. Xiao has more than 18 years’ experience advising manufacturers, retailers, governmental agencies and standard development organizations on hazard analysis, risk assessment, and risk communication. Her specialty resides... Read More →

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Geoff Barrett

Director, Risk Mangement Bureau, Health Canada
Geoff Barrett is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECSB, HC. In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of regional... Read More →
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Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice/ICPHSO President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman, Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →
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David Kosnoff

Vice President Quality Assurance, Hasbro Far East, Ltd
David Kosnoff is Vice President Quality Assurance for Hasbro Far East, Ltd, the global development and sourcing arm of Hasbro, Inc., the world’s largest toy company. Based in Hong Kong, he leads Quality Engineering, Vendor Quality Management, Chemical Compliance, and Asia Product... Read More →
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Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Human Factors Psychologist, Independent Safety Consulting
Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson is a Human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety.  Serves as consultant to industry, government, attorneys to evaluate product design, warnings, instructions for a wide variety of products including children's toys and furniture, recreational... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Grand Ballroom