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Steward​ship On Dem​​and

Stewardship on Dem​and​ is a collection of recorded sessions from previous Stewardship conferences that include streaming audio of speaker presentations synched to their PowerPoint slides. Additionally, select sessions also offer software demonstrations, hyperlinks to resources and tools, and video clips. Sessions can be accessed via computer, tablet, or smartphone.​​

Stewardship On Demand sessions are $25 each and are available for purchase through the AIHA Marketplace.​

  
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A Business Approach for an Effective Product Stewardship Structure

Effective product stewardship has evolved from a technically heavy scientist-driven message of the past to one that requires business integration. The evolutionary change of the messaging has resulted in the opportunity to assist in sustaining business growth. Product stewardship can be integrated as a business enabler that allows for the development and seamless global distribution of new products by redefining connections across organizations which have traditional operated independently. This session will provide a case study of enterprise engagement in product stewardship efforts as an integral part of business growth that will cover the support of senior leaders, global supply chain transparency, realization of new business processes, and the integration of non-typical groups such as Planning and Trade Compliance.

Mitch Fonda, Global Compliance and Stewardship, Waters Corporation​
2016Program Management
1.0
Attracting the Next Generation of Product Stewards

3M has a strong culture around expanding the knowledge and network of employees, particularly new employees. This express session focuses on how a new product steward at 3M is given opportunities to expand their horizons while promoting and educating other technical employees about the importance the product steward plays in business success. Personal stories will emphasize how collaborative efforts can benefit employees’ understanding and gives companies insight to attract new employees to the product stewardship role.

Abbey Dahlgren, Advanced Regulatory Affairs Analyst, 3M Company​
2016Talent Management
0.5
Best Practices for Environmental Data Collection in the Supply Chain

One of the biggest challenges of a corporate environmental compliance team is to collect complete and accurate material and substance data in a timely manner from suppliers. This session will provide insight into some of the complexities involved in the logistics of supply chain data collection for RoHS, REACH and Conflict Minerals. Reasons why supply chain data collection is such a difficult task will be highlighted and some solutions that companies can employ to make the process a bit easier will also be discussed.

Tord Dennis, Practice Leader, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Les Porter, Senior Director, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff​
2016Supply Chain/Value Chain
0.5
Best Practices for Product & Chemical Compliance Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) often involve combinations of new technologies, new products, and new markets. Understanding the potential risks and opportunities from such combinations, and ensuring the ability to sell products and comply with applicable product stewardship regulations in a global marketplace, is a critical part of due diligence. To date there is no international standard that defines how to conduct a product and chemical compliance due diligence assessment and these topics may not always be considered when scoping traditional environmental diligence projects. As such, while M&A transactions can vastly and positively open up a company’s portfolio, gaps in product stewardship can erode the very value proposition of the deal. During this session, practical and tested insights into how to integrate product stewardship into M&A diligence processes to minimize business risks and maximize value and the opportunities emerging from using diligence to develop a cost effective product stewardship post-merger integration plan will be presented.

Wayne Bergin, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)​
2016Program Management
1.0
Challenges Integrating Product Stewardship into a Medical Device Business

Several years ago, an organization embarked on a project to develop a formal corporate product stewardship program. The program required/mandated integration into existing product development and change management processes. Because the business is a large and diverse organization, integration has been a somewhat daunting challenge and very different experience for the various divisions within the business. Within the medical device division, there are some unique challenges faced during this integration process. During this session, a case study detailing the approaches (some successful and unsuccessful) and meeting the business integration objectives and EHS goals will be presented, as well as some of the challenges experienced and lesson learned in the process.

Kathleen Hall, Group Leader, Abbott Vascular​
2016Program Management
1.0
Combining Exposure, Health Effects, and Life Cycle Analysis in Alternatives Assessments

Ever since chemical alternatives assessment was introduced as a method to separate the not so green from the green chemicals, it has basically been a hazard-based approach to sustainability. The 2014 National Academy of Sciences report identified the need to incorporate exposure assessment, as well as engineering/ life cycle analysis. The presenters have been exploring designing just such a practical integrated approach and, where possible, to do so in a quantitative way. During this session, existing and novel approaches to exposure assessment, which are usable in a risk-based approach, will be demonstrated and an exploration of ways to integrate LCA and exposure assessment will be presented.

Hans Plugge, Sr. Toxicologist, 3E Company
Ann Mason, Senior Director, Chemical Products & Technology Division, American Chemistry Council
Erin Mulholland, Analyst, thinkstep​
2016Emerging Issues, Risk Assessment
1.0
Creating Business Value Using the Full Understanding of a Company’s Product Portfolio

There has been an increase in innovation by companies to create more sustainable products. With success in driving revenue and brand as well as mitigating risks and reducing costs, companies are exploring how to more fully understand the sustainability strengths and weaknesses of the portfolio, including ones that are more sustainable and contribute to solid business values and ones that may not be sustainable and potentially not contribute to positive business value. This session will allow companies to present their approaches to portfolio segmentation, explore similarities and the differences among them, and, in an interactive setting, generate ideas on how best to reach alignment on an overall portfolio segmentation methodological framework that can be used as the foundation for future portfolio segmentation efforts.

Jim Fava, PhD, Chief Sustainability Strategist, thinkstep
Doug Brown, Manager, Business Strategy-Sustainability, BASF​
2016Program Management
1.0
Driving Product Stewardship with a Solid Product Compliance Framework

Seagate Technology is an example of a company that has taken a leadership role in proactively managing chemicals in their products and WSP has handled their chemical management process for the last 6 years. This major data storage solution manufacturer has developed a comprehensive and sustainable process to responsibly track and manage the materials and substances used across their supply chain using automated software tools to anticipate changes to regulations and respond quickly and cost effectively when new regulations are developed. This presentation will share some of the best practices that have resulted in establishing Seagate as a socially conscious and responsible thought leader in the electronics industry.

Tord Dennis, Practice Leader, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Les Porter, Senior Director, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff​
2016Supply Chain/Value Chain
1.0
GHS Implementation in North America and Beyond: 2016 Status Update

The U.S. has now completed the transition of Hazard Communication in the workplace to the GHS and Canada is now half-way through their implementation. The pace of adoption worldwide continues to accelerate. During this session, three presentations will be given. The first will be an update from US OSHA on the status of adoption, new compliance tools and OSHA’s responses to implementation issues. The second will be by Health Canada on their status of implementation and a discussion of issues that have arisen in the first half of the implementation period. The final presentation will be an international update with an emphasis on South/Central America and the Asia region.

Denese Deeds, Senior Consultant, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants
Maureen Ruskin, Office Director, Office of Chemical Hazards, OSHA
Amira Sultan, Senior Regulatory & Risk Management Supervisor, Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau, Health Canada​
2016Hazard & Risk Communication
1.5
Implementing Regulatory Supply Chain Management

Implementing a regulatory supply chain management program can be significant undertaking. This express session will look at a case study of how to implement a regulatory supply chain data management program and includes an overview of the framework of the program, set up, initial data collection, and on-going management. Challenges faced when collecting and storing data for over 5,000 raw materials will also be presented.

Angela Wutz, Assistant General Manager, Pace Analytical – Regulatory Services​
2016Supply Chain/Value Chain
0.5
Integrating Alternatives Assessment into Your Materials Compliance Strategy

Alternatives assessment has emerged as an important tool to identify sustainable materials and prevent regrettable substitution. The National Academy of Sciences Framework to Guide the Selection of Chemical Alternatives provides a state-of-the-art process that can be used to assess and choose better materials. In this session, the framework will be presented in relation to developing a materials strategy for manufacturers and suppliers that will comply with emerging materials regulations. Lessons learned from a model assessment performed to meet the requirements of the State of California’s Safer Consumer Products Act will be discussed and the session will conclude with an open discussion of the business case for integrating alternatives assessment as a way to select inherently safer alternatives and reduce the impact of future materials restrictions.

Cory Robertson, Environmental Chemist, HP
Curtis Wray, Materials Chemist, HP​
2016Emerging Issues
1.0
Management, Communication, and Governance of Global Product Stewardship Regulations and their Impact

Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Arcadis, has developed a compliance management program for product stewardship. The Program includes a core of tools in which processes and subject matter experts have been layered into ensure sustainment. In addition to the fundamentals program components and systems deployed, lessons learned, corporate engagement challenges, and organizational acceptance will be covered. Additionally, even though the program has been launched, it is still evolving. Presenters will share what they see in the program’s future.

Bert Heirman, Manager, Product Stewardship Chemical Compliance, Johnson & Johnson
Andrea Rayner, Senior Scientist and Regulatory Analyst, Arcadis​
2016Global Regulations, Program Management
1.0
Material Risk Analysis of Three Luxury Fibers

Despite their ubiquity in the consumer market and high value to retailers and brands, research into literature indicates minimal life cycle analysis (LCA) for the common fibers utilized in luxury fashion goods. This express session will summarize the review of available literature for the processes used in the production of products utilizing three fiber types; rayon; silk, and cashmere, and generate a discussion of issues in making risk based decisions in light of pressure from outside activist or other groups. This review focuses on the primary sustainability issues that may present a risk to the associated brands and retailers, specifically addressing the claims of activist organizations regarding the impact of the textile production, including deforestation for rayon, animal welfare for silk, and desertification for cashmere.

Michael Andrew, MS, CIH, CSP, LEED AP, Executive Officer, Technical Services, Sumerra​
2016Risk Assessment
0.5
Maximizing Effectiveness: Integrating Product Stewardship into New Product Development

In order to develop greener, more sustainable products, their biological and environmental impact must be determined before they are developed on a commercial scale. This includes the ability to stop development of non-sustainable products before they undergo full development and customer acceptance testing. This session will describe recommended data requirements and tools, which are available to help determine the toxicity and environmental impacts of new products, and how these tools can be deployed as part of new product development along the various stages of product development.

Strategy and tools include the use of literature searching, read-across, modeling, and in vitro and in vivo testing. This includes a hierarchy of assessments which can be deployed as early as the time when a molecule can be drawn up to post-commercialization when, as production and use volumes increase, additional data may be required to more fully assess the material under commercial use to ensure the safety of both workers as well as end-users.

Randy Deskin, Managing Director, Deskin Associates​
2016Program Management
1.0
Measuring the Performance and Business Value of Product Stewardship

Product stewardship work has grown beyond its core focus on regulatory compliance and product safety. Product stewardship leaders are often asked how effectively their company’s stewardship obligations are being met, and how product stewardship helps protect and build business value. These questions are echoed by external demands that companies demonstrate how they are meeting their legal and ethical obligations to society.

This session will review a report by The Conference Board’s Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Council on how companies can measure the operational performance and business value of their stewardship organizations. We will describe a general approach for selecting metrics, recommended “core” metrics that apply to most companies, and Council member practices will be described. Some of the practical challenges of measuring stewardship performance and value will also be addressed.

Robert Shimp, Program Director, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Council, The Conference Board
Kathy Brewer, Senior Program Manager, HP
Jeff Conklin, General Manager, Product Regulatory & Assurance, Shell Chemical​
2016Program Management
1.5
Nanomaterials… No Small Product Stewardship Matter

Recent advances in nanotechnology and production of engineered nanomaterials create myriad potential end use applications for innovative industrial materials and consumer products (e.g., electronics, textiles, composites, inks, paints, coatings, films, fuel additives, alloys, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, to name a few) that are in various stages of development and commercialization for the global marketplace. This creates unique product stewardship challenges that are no small matter and that deserve more than nanoseconds of careful consideration. This session will address key product stewardship questions that need to be asked and answered, as well as what is needed to comply with regulations and what is needed to protect customers, end consumers, and the company. Aggregated results from a pre-conference survey of attendees will be reviewed and discussed.

Lynn Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell
Linda Dell, MS, Senior Manager, Ramboll Environ
Renae Goldman, Senior Industrial Hygiene Specialist, 3M Company​
2016Emerging Issues
1.0
Product Liability for Product Stewards

A robust product stewardship program can avoid products liability and toxics litigation and provide a defense should such litigation arise. Conversely, the failure to implement such a program can provide evidence of a company’s negligence and even provide a basis for punitive damages. This session will provide a general overview of the elements of individual and mass tort product liability claims and explore some of the key issues at the intersection of product stewardship and product liability, including liability lifecycle analysis and design, manufacturing and warning defects.

Frank Leone, Partner, Hollingsworth, LLP​
2016Legal
1.0
Product Stewardship Communications Down the Supply Chain

Currently, regulators expect that producers to have full knowledge of where their products are used, and how and what risks may be involved. But is that a reality in cases where products are commonly traded and change owners several times before arrival of the shipment? This session discusses the practical world of producing, selling and trading (bulk) chemicals and the challenges of communicating product stewardship issues and information and features an open discussion and experience sharing with attendees.

Peter Goossen, Sr. Product Stewardship Manager Hydrocarbons Business, Dow Chemical Company​
2016Supply Chain/Value Chain
1.0
Product Stewardship Program Management Post-Divestment

Product stewardship programs need to have streamlined and aligned resources to meet regulatory and product-specific risks, harmonized task workflows, and globalized materials management and IT tools to position the business for growth. This session will present a case study involving a three-phase program review with regard to right-sizing and realigning a product stewardship program for an industrial coatings firm after divestment from a large chemical manufacturer. The case study will include a detailed description of the approach taken as well as the outcomes from the program review.

Sarah Medearis, Partner, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)​
2016Program Management
1.0
Product Stewardship: A Valued Business Partner

Product stewardship clearly plays a major role in the success of the business, but it takes the support of top management to be successful, not only from implementation, but also from a financial and resources aspect. Drawing on her experience as Global Intermediates Vice President at ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Elissa Sterry will share her perspective on where product stewardship plays a key role in contributing to the bottom line and a company’s ability to go to market, including:

  • ​New product development, new markets and speed to market
  • Competitive advantage and market differentiation
  • Customers support and retention
  • Commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Positive influence on regulatory development(s) and issue management

Elissa Sterry, Global Intermediates Vice President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
2016Program Management
1.0
Risk Communication: It’s Not Just About the Facts

Risk communication often becomes a challenge when communicating with multiple audiences. During this interactive session, real-life examples of risk communication successes, and examples of some that weren’t, will be provided from both the perspective of a company’s consultant communicating risk results to regulators and the differences necessary to present those results to the public and the opposite perspective as a Township representative presented with information from applicants. Attendees will also get practice being in front of diverse audiences of sympathizers, hostiles, technical experts, and lay persons to learn what procedures work and which may result in an abysmal failure.

Laurie Gneiding, Associate Risk Assessor, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure​
2016Hazard & Risk Communication
0.5
Scope and Process for Performing a Product Stewardship Audit

Facility or corporate level EHS audits can be performed for a variety of reasons, but until recently, product compliance has not typically been included in the audit scope. Over the last 15 years, regulations governing product compliance has grown exponentially around the world. Unlike facility based regulations which are governed by the jurisdiction they reside in, the entire life cycle of the company’s product must be taken into consideration when evaluating product compliance. Failure to understand and meet product regulatory obligations at any stage can result in a disruption in a company’s ability to produce and sell their product. This session will delve into rationale for performing a product stewardship audit and the benefits that can result upon completion as well as elicit input from attendees on industry practices and experience.

Maryann Sanders, Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Haley & Aldrich
Cheri Kedrowski , Sr. Technical Manager, 3M Medical Department​
2016Program Management
1.0
Stopping the Regulatory Madness or Protecting the People: A Professional Look at Impolite Debates

Within the walls of convention centers, politeness and professional acceptance of differing views reign. But on the internet and in some venues, the passionate and adversarial aspects of product safety debates are a major factor in communications. This role-playing debate will turn up the volume in a series of case study scenarios that product stewards encounter. The scenarios presented will include a legislative hearing on regulating product ingredients, customer outreach after a product was found to have unexpected content, and interactions with media content providers. Our debaters will help passionately illustrate both strategic approaches and arguments made in situations relating to controls or concerns about products. A goal will also be to spark thoughtful consideration about reacting and responding in aggressive situations out of the routine for many technical professionals and the motivations that can operate when advocacy and activism intersect with stewardship.

Robert DeMott, Principal Toxicologist, Ramboll Environ
Robert Skoglund, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Covestro
Gavin Thompson, Principal – Global Product Safety & Stewardship, Ramboll Environ​
2016Hazard & Risk Communication
1.5
Supporting Green Chemistry and Marketing through Effective Product Stewardship Actions

Both collaboration and transparency are enormously important when you’re working with many layers of stakeholders. During this session, a case study that illustrates how effective product stewardship activities can directly support product development, marketing and sales will be presented. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide their own experiences and a brief “quiz” will be distributed for use in future projects.

Edwin Bisinger, Jr., PhD, DABT, Regional PSRA Manager Americas, Akzo Nobel Services​
2016Emerging Issues
1.0
Talent Management for the Evolving Product Stewardship Organization

With increased emphasis on supply chain transparency, growing societal expectations, and rapid proliferation of global product regulations, the role of the product stewardship and regulatory affairs organization has expanded from a narrow focus on managing product compliance to enabling business growth through managing product risks in a cost-effective manner. A high-functioning product stewardship organization needs a balance of skills and versatility to meet future demands. As the responsibilities and expectations expand, success requires a mixture of strong technical competencies and a command of softer skills, such as leadership influencing, communications, change management, and strategic planning.

During this closing session, attendees will hear several perspectives from the Conference Board Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Council (PSRA) report “Building an Effective Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Organization.” Additionally, PSRA leaders will discuss their experiences managing talent and the challenges and opportunities they faced.

Robert Shimp, Program Director, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Council, The Conference Board
Kara Sparks, Director, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs North America, BASF
Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director, Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson​
2016Talent Management
1.5
The Circular Economy: Positioning Your Business For Success

The Circular Economy refers to the concept of shifting our current “take-make-use-dispose” economic model to one where the useful life of products is maximized and materials are continuously recovered and reused. Over the past several years, the Circular Economy has progressed from a concept being discussed in sustainability circles to a central element of environmental policy in the European Union with European Commission adopting a Circular Economy Package at the end of 2015. This session will provide the information needed to understand both the opportunities that a Circular Economy approach can have for a business, as well as where new regulatory obligations may arise.

John Ortiz, Director, Product Stewardship, HP​
2016Emerging Issues
1.0
The EU REACH 2018 Registration Deadline: Why You Should Act Now!

The third and final EU REACH registration deadline is May 31, 2018 and there are significant factors that make this registration uniquely challenging. Companies wishing to export their chemicals into the EU need to be adequately informed and prepared to ensure business continuity and avoid potential pitfalls, including issues with confidential business information.

This session will identify the elements that are involved in the registration process and consider critical aspects such as the estimated number of substances affected, the potential variation in the capability of Lead Registrants who will undertake preparation of the risk assessment dossier, and issues around the capacity of testing labs. Guidance will be provided to exporters to the EU on how best to manage each element of the process including effective communication strategies, legal considerations, estimated timelines, technical considerations, budgeting mechanisms, and understanding the ongoing risks for the organization.

Sandra Meijer, Director of Business Development, The REACH Centre​
2016Global Regulations
1.0
TSCA: Legislative and Regulatory Updates – 2016

After years of debate, Congress is close to enacting legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In April 2015, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved an amended version of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. In June 2015, the House of Representatives passed the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015. Both of these bills are awaiting consideration by the full Senate. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to pursue chemical risk management initiatives based upon its existing authority under the TSCA.

Any actions taken by Congress or the EPA to amend or implement the TSCA will potentially impact all organizations that handle chemicals within their operations. Accordingly, this session will provide attendees with updates regarding significant new legislative and regulatory developments, the practical implications thereof, and the steps that product stewardship professionals should take to ensure compliance with applicable requirements.

John Kowalski, Senior Regulatory Specialist, ChemADVISOR​
2016Global Regulations
1.0
Using Information from Customers and Competitors to Drive Product Design Decisions

Customer insights and inquiries, as well as competitor data, can be used to demonstrate the business value of product environmental design attributes, but what’s the most effective way to use this information? During this session, examples of how product features can be influenced in the development process will be presented. Best practices for using this data in discussions with executives and product development teams will also be covered.

John Ortiz, Director, Product Stewardship, HP​
2016Program Management
1.0
Using Product Stewardship to Positively Impact the Bottom Line

Product stewardship is generally associated with the regulatory compliance of chemicals and products. However, it can also be used to support new business initiatives or increase market share. Leveraging synergies between marketing and product stewardship can positively impact overall business objectives. Working together, these two groups can identify and address key drivers that can extend a product or a company’s footprint, or conversely undermine their market value. Identifying and addressing the key drivers, either proactively or reactively, can allow for the development of data that can be further used to communicate product attributes or counteract negative impacts. It’s imperative that this process be understood by product stewards so that they are able to leverage their expertise to support more areas of their company. This will be an interactive session with case studies being presented.

Maryann Sanders, Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Haley & Aldrich
Mark Jackson, Sr. Toxicologist, Haley & Aldrich​
2016Program Management
0.5
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