W1: Introduction to Product Stewardship

Sonia Razzaque Instructor
Michelman Inc.
Cincinnati, OH 45236, OH 
United States of America
Dr. Lesa Rice-Jackson, CPPS Instructor
Pearland, TX 
United States of America
Tara Jacola Instructor
Oklahoma City, OK 
United States of America
Laurie Gneiding, CEP, CPPS Instructor
Solutions in Science, LLC
Bainbridge Island, WA 
United States of America
Dr. David Szabo, PhD, DABT, CPPS Instructor
Product Steward
Durham, NC 
United States of America
Claire Mathis, MPH, CPPS Instructor
H2 Compliance Inc.
Springfield, VA 
United States of America
Ms Joanna Matthew Instructor
Yordas Group
Lancaster University, Lancashire 
United Kingdom
Rachelle Erickson Instructor
Mativ Holdings, Inc.
Appleton, WI 
Maryan Walter Instructor
Verrico Associates
Kennet Square, PA 
Steven Marks, CPPS Instructor
Avery Dennison
Mentor, OH 
United States of America
Mon, 10/14: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT
Workshop Full Day 
Grand Hyatt Denver 
Room: Mt. Sopris B 
CM Credit Hours:


This interactive workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of product stewardship, including product compliance, risk management, sustainability, and toxicology. It's perfect for those new to product stewardship or with less than five years of experience. Each section will be led by experts in their fields, including several certified professional product stewards.

1. Fundamentals of Product Stewardship with Sonia Razzaque and Lesa Rice-Jackson from 8:00–9:30 AM

2. Basics of Toxicology with Laurie Gneiding and David Szabo from 9:30 AM -11:00 AM

3. Introduction to Product Compliance with Joanna Matthew and Claire Mathis from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

4. Lunch break from 12:30–1:30 PM

5. Product Risk Management Basics with Rachelle Erickson, Steven Marks, Sonia Razzaque, and Claire Mathis from 1:30 – 3:00 PM

6. Introduction to Sustainability with Joanna Matthew and Rachelle Erickson from 3:00 - 4:40 PM

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Describe fundamental product stewardship principles.
• Recall product compliance strategies and basic risk management principles.
• Describe toxicology fundamentals and sustainability.
• Determine the regulations that their organization must comply with in each country it operates in.
• Anticipate the support and communications roles that products stewards are typically asked to provide to customers.
• Apply the basic concepts of the product risk assessment process and incorporate them into business decision-making and strategies.
• Define the terms "sustainability" and "ESG" and describe differences between them.
• Identify regulations related to sustainability.
• Identify the societal risks of "tunnel vision" and the methods used to measure environmental impacts and sustainability.
• Summarize toxicological issues relating to product stewardship.
• Use methods and references to conduct product risk assessments. 

Course Outline

• Fundamentals of Product Stewardship: This section will review basic product stewardship terminology and highlight key product stewardship tools. The presenters will introduce a wide range of topics, including the fundamentals of product stewardship, product compliance, risk management, toxicology, and product sustainability.
• Introduction to Product Compliance: This section will help new product stewards understand the complexities of product compliance and give them an overview of regulations, frameworks, and concepts they must be aware of.
• Product Risk Management Basics: This section will provide a high-level overview of risk exposure, assessment, characterization, and management, as well as regulatory engagement strategy principles.
• Introduction to Sustainability: This section will help new product stewards understand the complexities of sustainability and inform them of regulations, frameworks, and concepts they must know about.
• Basics of Toxicology: This section will cover toxicological terminology, physiology and toxicokinetics, toxicological interactions, target organ toxicity, toxicological issues in product stewardship, the process of development exposure limits and toxicity reference values, qualitative/quantitative structural activity relationships (QSARs), toxicological classifications, and ecotoxicological effects on food webs.