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Product Safety / Product Liability Prevention

  • Cal Burnton - Cal Burnton is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Edwards Wildman. He has earned a national reputation for coordinating, managing, and defending complex product liability and mass toxic tort cases with a special emphasis on high-risk matters involving novel legal, scientific, and environmental theories. Over his 25-year career, Mr. Burnton has litigated and won numerous complex product liability cases for leading manufacturers and sellers of products such as health care appliances, medical devices, electrical equipment, firearms, printing presses, industrial machinery, and power tools. Cal is also a trusted counselor to his clients, advising them on issues regarding product liability, product safety, and related matters. Throughout the years, he has represented corporate clients in both federal and state courts in almost every state across the country. He is also a frequent lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has presented seminars on product liability issues in Japan and in England and for various insurance companies. Mr. Burton's thorough knowledge of the legal issues surrounding products liability combine with his extensive litigation experience have made him an invaluable asset to many of Clarion's customers requiring council. Mr. Burnton can be reached at cburnton@edwardswildman.com.
  • Kenneth Ross - Kenneth Ross is one of the most experienced and well-known lawyers practicing in the areas of product safety, product liability prevention and regulatory compliance. He is affiliated with one of the premier product liability defense firms in the United States, Bowman and Brooke, LLP.
    Mr. Ross has helped companies analyze risk and develop adequate warnings and instructions for more than 30 years. In addition, he has lectured and written extensively in this area, including co-authoring one of the early warnings compliance manuals while he was a lawyer at Westinghouse Electric. Mr. Ross has also provided legal advice regarding the testing of warning labels and has helped several industries create industry-wide labeling systems. You can access Mr. Ross' recent articles on safety management, warnings, recalls, and other safety subjects at www.productliabilityprevention.com.
  • Lewis Bass International, Inc. - Provides Legal and Safety Engineering Consulting Services to large and small companies around the world. Lewis Bass International and it's associates work with companies in food processing, medical device, semiconductor equipment, consumer products and other industries. They evaluate products for regulatory compliance, potential hazards and liability. Based on the hazard analysis, they provide clients with recommendations for warning content, placement and methods of communication to reduce product liability and accidents. They deliver training programs in product safety, risk assessment, and product liability reduction. They also assist manufacturers, insurance companies, and defense counsel to defend product liability litigation. Lewis Bass is the author of Product Liability: Design and Manufacturing Defects 2nd Edition by West Group.
  • Coronado Consulting Services, LLC - Provides consulting and training to companies to improve their product warnings and instructions. With over 25 years experience in the field, Dr. Patricia A. Robinson, owner of Coronado Consulting, can help your company identify potential product hazards and develop solutions to address them to reduce product liability exposure. Services offered include comprehensive warnings audit, state-of-the-art warnings design and testing, evaluation and critique of instructions, and in-plant product safety training and consulting.
    Pat is the principal author of Writing and Designing Manuals (3rd edition, CRC Press), a standard reference for developing product manuals.
  • Randall L. Goodden - Author of the two best-selling books about product liability prevention available through Amazon, offers public seminars with a cast of experts at major cities across the country, as well as in-house seminars for the entire corporate team. Appears as the Keynote Speaker at some of the largest conferences across the country and Europe, and is continuously brought in to teach in-house seminars by some of the largest corporations around the world.
    Randell L. Goodden is author of Are You Wide-Open For a Product Liability Lawsuit? published by NAFEM.

CE Compliance / Testing

  • Intertek Testing Services (ITS) - Offers manufacturers, distributors, retailers, commodity producers and government agencies testing, inspection and certification services that include its own brand and trade names recognized worldwide. It maintains laboratories and field offices in 61 locations on three continents, including 37 North America, six Europe, and 18 in Asia. ITS Laboratories provide manufacturers with worldwide market access through testing, inspection, and certification services which lead to products bearing the ETL Listed Mark, Warnock Hershey Certification Mark, the SEMKO S mark, the German GS Mark, CE Marking for Europe and the NOM Mark for Mexico.
  • TÜV Rheinland- Committed to providing comprehensive appraisals and inspections of technical facilities and products. Specialists on staff are available for rendering advisory services in the investigation of technical safety questions. Also providing services to governmental agencies, and private manufacturing and exporting organizations in both national and international markets.
  • TÜV SÜD Product Service - TÜV SÜD is an international testing and certification organization, providing global approvals that help companies access and excel in the global marketplace. A European Union Notified and Competent Body, TÜV provides comprehensive inspection and certification support services including CE Marking assistance, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), CB Scheme certification, electrical / mechanical and functional safety testing. A top ten registrar in the US, Europe and Asia, TÜV also offers ISO 9000, ISO 14001, QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, AS9000, TE Supplement, VDA 6.1, EN 46000 and ISO 13485/88 certification.

Hardcopy Documentation Providers

  • Global Engineering Documents - Global Engineering Documents is a division of IHS Engineering, which provides hardcopy technical standards documents.

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