New To Product Safety Awareness
If this is your first time completing the Product Safety Awareness program please complete the three required courses that are listed below. In addition, please select 1.0 credit elective from the column on the right to complete the Product Safety Awareness initiative. Please note there are 0.5 credit electives available. If you choose a 0.5 credit elective, you must complete an additional 0.5 credit elective.
If you would like to renew your Product Safety Awareness please check out our PSA Renewal page for more information.
Product Safety Awareness PackageContains 3 Product(s)
The Product Safety Awareness Program is an earned certification by completed each component of this package. Once completed you will be able to print your Product Safety Awareness Ambassador certificate.
Take The Following Free Education Opportunities:
- CAS Required Product Safety Basics (90 minutes)
- PSA Required: Prop 65 and State Regulation (60 minutes)
- PSA Required: Undue Influence Training (30 minutes)
Upon Completion of the program:
- You will receive notice of credit for the course.
- You will receive notification of your status and receive the "We Are Product Safety Aware" logos to be used in your marketing materials
- You will be added to the list of Product Safety Aware companies on the PPAI website.
- Make your plans to attend the Product Safety Summit, Expo & Expo East in the future
- Adopt the PPAI Code of Conduct
- Keep Your Product Safety Awareness Current
- Complete two hours of products safety education every two years in order to continue in the program.
Elective PSA Course
Supply Chain Mapping and TraceabilityContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2020 at 11:00 AM (CST)
Increasingly, companies are facing increasing demands for greater visibility into the working conditions in their supply chain beyond tier one. Supply chain mapping is a way for companies to trace the complicated network of deeper-tier suppliers and better understand the conditions workers face at these levels of their supply chain. The Fair Labor Association (FLA) will be providing guidance on how to conduct supply chain mapping for companies to better understand their complicated and intricate supply chains. This webinar will cover supply chain mapping basics, practical tips, and experiences from mapping a variety of raw materials supply chains. The training will cover guidance steps outlined in the Supply Chain Mapping, Transparency, Traceability guidance document. Join us to learn how to increase visibility into your supply chain. This session is an elective for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.
A Tour Through The Global Cotton Supply ChainContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/16/2020
Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.
Fashion Face Masks & Compliance ConsiderationsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/26/2020
Fashion face masks have become something that everyone can relate to considering the times that we are living in. This webinar will focus on the US market including the following: regulatory requirements, physical/performance requirements, chemical requirements and also touch on labeled claims and the ramifications of making claims for fashion masks. Industry practice for this very popular product category will be reviewed during this training session. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.
PPE Items and Prop 65 ConsiderationsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/28/2020
Personal Protective Equipment are not exempt from Prop 65. This session with Sue DeRagon will discuss general test requirements for non-medical and medical face masks, gowns, gloves, and other equipment. Participants will also learn what may be applicable when it comes to children’s product requirements. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.
The Need To Know Info On Personal Protective EquipmentContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/28/2020
Authorities around the world have eased regulations to help supply match demand as typically it would take months for these products to enter the market. Please join this session with Matthew McGarrity to find out the need to know information when producing, buying or selling personal protective equipment.
CPSC's New Age Determination Guidelines - How Do They Affect Your Product?Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/22/2020
The long-awaited 2020 guidelines were published in January and go into effect on June 1, 2020. The scope of the 2020 Age Determination Guidelines has expanded beyond toys into a variety of consumer products that may be used by children. This webinar presented by Susan DeRagon will review the differences between the 2002 and 2020 guidelines and how these differences may affect your product. New products and New categories! Join us to learn more. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.
CARES Act: What It Means For Sole Proprietors & Independent ContractorsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2020
Are you a sole proprietor or independent contractor in the promo industry? This is an important session where you can get the latest information on the CARES Act and what it means for you.
CARES Act And What It Means For The IndustryContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/03/2020
H.R. 748, named the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, modifies elements of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to help businesses mitigate their Coronavirus-related losses. With a total value of $2 trillion, the legislation authorizes federal funding for states, companies, individuals, and other entities adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, and expands the eligibility criteria for the relief programs. This law has significant implications for the promotional products industry. It provides disaster relief for industry companies, including deferred tax payments, loans with forgiveness options, and direct payments to businesses and individuals. Join this session as Cory Halliburton, Cliff Andrews, Maurice Norris and Anne Stone discuss the law and the promo industry.
Supply Chain Problems in XinjiangContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? The Fair Labor Association’s Shelly Han will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ban on cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders, so it is important to hear the latest on this topic from an expert with over twenty years’ experience.
Safety of Battery-Powered and Laser-Embedded Devices in the Home and WorkplaceContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Battery safety has become critical as mobility becomes a requirement for common devices used in the home and in the workplace. As the market learns and evolves from past incidences in the field, battery requirements have also been keeping up in addressing potential hazards and risks. As manufacturers develop products for home and the workplace, it becomes most critical that proper battery evaluations are conducted referencing the proper industry standards for batteries as a component and as it operates safely with the end product. Use of lasers in end products can present hazards and concerns for consumers. We will cover basics of laser safety compliance. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.
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