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Speaker Information - Carol Pollack-Nelson

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Owner, Independent Safety Consulting, LLC

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D. is a human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety. She works as a consultant and researcher, providing guidance to manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including anticipation of product design hazards, reasonable use scenarios, supervision practices and injuries, warning label design and effectiveness, and instructional design. Dr. Pollack-Nelson conducts research relating to product safety, consumer behavior, perception, and motivation. Her findings are published in peer-review journals and presented at professional conferences. Prior to working as an independent consultant, Dr. Pollack-Nelson served as a Senior Engineering Psychologist in the Division of Human Factors at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Carol is actively involved in various professional societies and voluntary standards development. She is a past President of ICHPSO and served on its Board for 10 years. She serves as Chair of the Children’s Issues Technical Group for the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES). She has been a member of the Executive Committee for ASTM F15.90 since 1996 and presently, is the Vice-Chair for New Projects. She is a member of numerous ASTM and ANSI subcommittees and serves as co-Chair of the ASTM standard for Liquid Laundry Packs. Carol is also very involved with other SDOs including UL and ANSI. She has been a member of UL’s Consumer Advisory Council since 2006.

Dr. Pollack-Nelson is the recipient of a number of safety-related awards the A.R. Lauer Safety Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award from the CPSC, the Ross A Koeser Achievement Award from ICPHSO, and ASTM’s Consumer Award.




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