Product Safety Expertise
Do you think you have an effective product liability prevention program in place, but want an evaluation to guard against future claims, lawsuits, or safety issues? Or, maybe you have questions or concerns about your product safety strategy but aren’t sure where to begin? Whether you’re looking to put your program to the test or have known issues to tackle, our safety consultants are your starting point.
Why choose Clarion Safety consulting services? Together with our team, we can help you to:
- Pinpoint areas where there are weaknesses in your product and safety/liability strategy.
- Outline a path forward to address areas of deficiency or concern.
- We can also scale our services up or down depending on your needs, the size of your company, and the complexity of your product or product lines.
Our Team of Consultants
Our product safety consulting services are powered by our experts here at Clarion Safety, where we have over 30 years of experience in applying best practices and the ANSI/ISO standards, as well as through a team of skilled consultants each with specific core proficiencies in product safety and compliance. Key among those are the following team members with their specialties:
Doug Nix leads our regulatory compliance consulting services with over 30 years of industrial safety experience, specializing in machinery safety and risk assessment methods and processes. His experience also relates to certification, consulting, electrical products, and automation systems industries.
Doug’s work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety, and regulatory conformity. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Doug serves on 11 CSA, IEC, and ISO technical committees related to his work. For more information on Doug’s works in the industry you can visit his biography page.
Dr. Patricia A. Robinson is our manual compliance expert and brings more than 35 years of experience in product safety consulting and training to the Clarion Safety team, particularly in the area of warnings and instructions. She is the author of “Writing and Designing Manuals and Warnings” (4th edition), as well as other books and articles.
Pat has helped more than one hundred national and international companies improve their warnings and instructions, addressing safety issues in a wide variety of consumer and industrial products ranging from infant car seats to high-wall coal-mining machines. She brings a unique blend of skills and experience to her consulting. She began her work in instructions and warnings on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. Pat has also provided expert testimony by deposition and at trial in product liability cases involving allegations of failure to warn or failure to provide adequate instructions. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, IEEE, and the ANSI Z535.6 subcommittee, the standards that focuses on product safety information in product manuals, instructions, and other collateral materials. For more information on Pat’s works in the industry you can visit her biography page.
Our product liability consulting services are led by Cal R. Burnton, who over the course of his 30-year career, has tried and won numerous complex toxic tort and product liability cases, earning a national reputation for his ability to defend challenging mass tort and class action litigation. From chemical exposure and groundwater contamination cases, to toxic torts involving personal injury and diminished property value claims, to catastrophic and mass disaster litigation, Cal has been widely sought after for his track record of success with the most sensitive and arduous of matters.
His clients included leading manufacturers and sellers of products such as chemicals, health care appliances, medical devices, electrical equipment, firearms, printing presses, industrial machinery, and power tools. He is a trusted counselor to his clients, advising them on issues regarding, product liability, government regulations, and product safety. His repertoire of clients has included leading manufacturers and sellers of products such as chemicals, heavy industrial machinery, and consumer products. For more information on Cal’s works in the industry you can visit his biography page.