Global Safety Mark: The Solution

June 10, 2014
Hosted by Stan Salot Jr.

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According to the United Nations, counterfeit product alone will cost the world economy an estimated $1.7 trillion by the year 2016. The Global Safety Mark LLC (GSM1), working with the US Representative of the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) Quality, International Standards Organization (ISO), and Conformity Assessment Systems, brings together a set of accredited international programs that mitigate risks caused by inefficient global supply chain management. This innovative global program centralizes the massive information required to maintain these safety certifications for over 140 million products in a secure online database, and this approach provides transparent product safety information thus reducing product liability claims. The end result is passing the costs savings to the consumer by qualifying and annual surveying of suppliers. Todd Kramer, William Maybaum and Richard McDermott will join our host, Stan Salot, to introduce the GSM1 program to industry and to the global consumer.

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

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Stan Salot Jr.

Stan Salot Jr.

Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ECC Corporation, he represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards, the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards and the American National Standards Institute. Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ Working Group 5 authoring the international certification scheme. This program is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other consumer goods manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with hazardous substance process management (HSPM). Mr. Salot is the current convener of the International Working Group 6 that maintains the International Counterfeit Mitigation Certification Scheme. A frequent guest speaker on radio and Internet TV programs, Mr. Salot is also the host of the VoiceAmerica Show called: People to People– Working Together for Your Safety. He is author of “The Hazardous Substance Process Management Handbook” and he regularly contributes articles in national and international technical journals and online magazines.

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