Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 1:00 pmIn 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:
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.
"The attendee input into theories discussed by the instructor was very effective and applied the theories to day-to-day events."
Mark A. Byrd
"The instructors enthusiastically present the subject with great knowledge and detail."
Allen F. VanDerStuyf
Manager, Component Systems
"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.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Mr. Charles Seyboldt has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Law. Since 2003 he has been acquiring 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.