Exploding gas tanks: A report on the public health hazard and regulatory challenges surrounding portable gasoline containers
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe the hazards of Portable Gasoline Containers Discuss corporate knowledge the hazards of the containers, and identification of modifications to reduce hazards Discuss the corporate response to knowledge of consumer deaths and injuries Discuss the challenges encountered by Consumer Product Safety Commission in its attempt to regulate portable gasoline containers, such as scope, and time constraints Analyze the Public Health effect of these regulatory challenges Analyze the Public health effect of corporate profit maximization, and disregard for safety
Keyword(s): Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a medical student I have objectively reviewed all documentation produced in litigation surrounding the development and history of portable gasoline containers. In addition, I have designed and am in the process of executing a label comprehension study to asses the efficacy of hazard communication of portable gasoline container warning labels.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.