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Monday, November 12 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout Session # B2: Beyond Risk Assessment: Novel Approaches to Using Historical Data to Establish Tolerable Risk of Product Categories in Diverse Communities (Repeating)

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When faced with product safety incident data it is difficult to determine what level of risk as acceptable to society. Traditional risk assessment methodologies are valuable, but often fall short as a tool to determine what action is warranted in practice to deal with the risk.   However, historic incident and injury data exists for categories of products, and these data can be presented in a manner that allows comparison of the relative safety of a product within its category. The panel will present approaches to determining the historic level of risk tolerance for various categories of products. It will provide a presentation and comparison of methods that are available to industry, regulators, NGOs and the public when determining the level of risk that is tolerable.  The presentation will include discussion on how risk assessment methodologies, and their application, can be tailored to account for differing risk patterns in a diverse society, including adjustments to ensure the protection of more vulnerable persons. The topic sets up an interesting dynamic for a panel discussion and interaction with the audience.  The panel will provide a European and North American perspective.  Audience participation will include a series of multiple-choice questions concerning audience’s view of product safety risk tolerance and its influences, as well as, significant time for questions.

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Richard Frewin

Assistant Director, Office for Product Safety & Standards (UK)
Richard Frewin is an experienced national and international regulator. He is currently working on the development of the UK’s national product safety capability.  He is leading on a number of projects relating to product safety risk assessment and the coordination of market surveillance... Read More →
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Evelina Kurgonaite-Svoboda

Head of Policy Strategy and Legal Counsel, Samsung
Evelina Kurgonaite-Svoboda has served as Head of Policy Strategy and Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics since 2015. Based in Brussels and a member of the European Public Affairs team, Evelina supports senior management on legal matters and strategic outreach. She also leads... Read More →
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Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent
Gene Rider spent the past 30 years focused on the design, development, manufacturing and qualification of consumer goods.  He recently joined Exponent, a science based company that solves complex technical problems and provides design and process safety consulting services to the... Read More →

Monday November 12, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
AB-OA Albert Borshette Congress Center (CCAB)