|Product Liability and The Engineer|
|I.D. #||82001||Duration||1.5 Days|
|In the past few decades, product liability law has dramatically changed the manufacturer's outlook in the design and manufacture of product. The concept of safety and reliability has been altered from a purely engineering/manufacturing concept to a legal/manufacturing approach. This new approach requires an understanding of legal concepts as related to the manufacturing and design process. The engineer's role has shifted to include a safety audit analysis to minimize the existence of a product defect and/or to defend the product in a way that is responsive to the legal concerns. |
An overnight assignment will be made by the instructor. It will consist of problems drawn from actual cases and a group project that examines the design, instructions, and warnings of a product.
|By attending this seminar, you will be able to: |
|Who Should Attend|
|Persons responsible for product design, including managers and designers; corporate risk managers; persons responsible for developing and approving product instructions and warnings; marketing personnel; production and quality assurance managers and personnel; personnel responsible for product safety and those persons, including lawyers, who oversee and manage product liability issues.|
|Participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree or commensurate experience in manufacturing or product liability.|
|(Day two will end at approximately 1:00 p.m.)
|Instructor(s):||Charles F. Seyboldt|
|Mr. Charles Seyboldt has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Law. He has over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, having engineering responsibilities covering a broad range of product and manufacturing technologies. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a registered patent agent.|
|"The attendee input into theories discussed by the instructor was very effective and applied the theories to day-to-day events."|
Mark A. Byrd
Royal Insurance "The instructors enthusiastically present the subject with great knowledge and detail."
Allen F. VanDerStuyf
Manager, Component Systems
Electro-Wire Products "Very useful introduction to law and product liability for the testifying expert."
Ross, Kennedy & Pfeiffer "Al's graphic descriptions of real world examples help convey the law of product liability in a manner that is uniquely understood by the engineer."
Manager Design Engineering
Detroit Diesel Corp.
|Fees:||$1275||SAE Members*:||$1020 - $1148|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%|