We are a business partner to approximately 250 companies seeking to collaborate with stakeholders on issues critical to the future of formulated products. We work directly with legislators, regulators, non-governmental organizations and retail partners to ensure the future of safe and effective products. What differentiates CSPA from many other trade associations is its proven success in bringing diverse groups together to create beneficial policy with a strong scientific basis. Our core dynamic is centered around a collaborative mindset and teamwork within our industry.
Scientific, legal, advocacy, research, policy and communication experts on the CSPA staff have successfully represented the growing household and institutional products industry for over 100 years. They are experienced and credentialed leaders in their fields with a depth of knowledge on the legislative, regulatory and commercial issues affecting all stages of the product supply chain. The CSPA attorneys, scientists and advocacy professionals who manage seven product divisions and three affiliate organizations are well respected by their counterparts at both regulatory agencies and on Capitol Hill.
Over 75 different member-based task groups and committees and a very active Board of Directors manage CSPA and direct its strategic focus. An array of training workshops, seminars, webinars and member conferences held throughout the year bring industry leaders, technical experts and key decision makers together to strategize about future challenges facing consumer packaged goods and institutional products companies. CSPA is widely recognized for its willingness to look “beyond the next quarter” at long-term sustainability issues surrounding the products it represents.
The course focuses on the practical: what you need to know to get your pesticide products on the market, keep them on the market and avoid penalties. We’ll cover the basics — the definition of a pesticide; the ABC’s of a registration, registration data and building a label; PRIA 4; tolerances; record keeping and reporting; preparing for an inspection and data compensation. Also we have added three new modules that were introduced last year “Labeling Impacts of Toxicity Study Results,” “How to Register a Biopesticide,” and “Marketing Claims for Consumer Pesticides.”
Topics will include labeling requirements under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) and elements of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The conference will also feature industry experts discussing and providing updates on international consumer products regulations such as the Global Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical classification.
Attendees will better understand not only the individual components of formulations, but also the need for these ingredients to work in concert. The course will also provide an overview of market trends from a global perspective, with emphasis on product forms, raw materials, washing procedures, testing methods, and general formulation technology and the newest green regulatory requirements and component trends.
Improving safety and sustainability directly impacts the corporate bottom line. CSPA can help your company – no matter how large or small – build stronger safety and sustainability performance through Product Care® training. If you haven’t attended Product Care training yet, sign up now.
This year’s Annual Meeting will offer guidance on what new federal environmental legislation will mean for your company, it will provide opportunities to engage directly with retail partners and create a platform for discussions regarding ingredient disclosure and other critical issues.