Product Safety / Product Liability Prevention
- 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
- 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
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
Lewis Bass International,
- 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.
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
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
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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