QCA May Webinar Promo - Reading A Testing Report

When evaluating the safety of merchandise in the promotional products industry, the test report is one of the most requested documents—and often one of the most misunderstood. As the final record you receive from your testing lab, this is the document that proves compliance of the tested product with testing standards outlined in the report and can be provided to the customer. But is the test report understandable? Complete? Was appropriate testing performed by a properly accredited lab?

To help you have a better understanding surrounding test results, QCA is hosting the webinar “Reading & Interpreting A Test Report” on Monday, May 11, 2pm ET / 11am PT. We’ll be joined by Susan DeRagon, senior technical specialist for QIMA, who will explain what to look for in a test report—from overall results to sample identification, individual tests conducted and the numeric result of each test, and how to identify applicable regulations. These details will be explored using a sample QIMA test report from QCA’s North America Ink Testing Initiative.

Susan DeRagon - QIMAWith more than 30 years of experience, DeRagon is a leading quality and safety expert on various consumer goods including children’s products, apparel and food-contact items. She’s also well versed in the unique challenges of promotional and licensed goods. DeRagon has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars globally and works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, safety assessments, production quality control and assurance and product inspections.

She is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several consumer product standards committees. Additionally, she is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and a previous member of the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

DeRagon received a B.S. degree in business administration from Bay Path College, Magna Cum Laude. Connect with QIMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

QCA webinars are free of charge for all QCA participants. (Registration details are sent via email; contact membership@qcalliance.org with questions).

Not a participant and would like to attend? Contact membership@qcalliance.org.