Last month, PPAI Public Affairs Director Anne Stone, CAE and Public Affairs Manager Maurice Norris attended the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) annual meeting and training symposium in Orlando, Florida. ICPHSO is an international, neutral forum for product safety stakeholders to learn, network and share information.

At the symposium, Stone participated in a panel discussion on voluntary standards. Among the topics explored by the panel were the shortcomings of the term “voluntary standards” as it implies the standards are optional, and how a phrase like “consensus-based” would be a better choice.