When Developing a Safe Design Action Plan

It impacts a large array of individuals such as the following

  • • Employees
  • • Designers: architects, engineers, industrial designers
  • • Manufacturers, importers, suppliers
  • • Employers
  • • Educators
  • • Jurisdictions
  • • Work safety and health practitioners
  • • Consumers

What Is Consumer Product Safety Screening?

Product safety screening is necessary to protect consumers from harm when using commercially available personal care products and household or workplace chemicals.

Product safety screening also provides physicians and veterinarians with important treatment information in the event of accidental poisoning of people or animals.

Why Are Products Screened for Safety?

Consumers expect that the products they use in everyday life are safe when used as directed. Product manufacturers have a moral and legal obligation to screen products and protect consumers from harm.

How Is Safety Screening Done?

Researchers use a variety of methods, including nonanimal systems (cell and tissue cultures, mathematical models, and computer models), laboratory animals, and clinical testing with human volunteers, to ensure product safety.

Like pieces of a puzzle, each type of testing is interrelated and may provide important information to help researchers piece together a complete picture of the safety of a new ingredient or product.

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