Environmental, Health & Safety

Product Stewardship & Liability Consulting

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As experts in product development, quality, and safety; product defects and failures, and regulatory compliance – we advise on matters pertaining to product stewardship and product liability.

We help clients understand the regulatory environment and support them in achieving compliance by evaluating and mitigating the health, safety, environmental, and social impacts of a product. Our experts are also retained in product liability matters to consult on causation and origination of contamination, toxicity, product defects or failures, and resulting property damage or personal injury.

Our Services
  • Chemical Testing of Materials
  • Consumer Product Safety Analysis
  • Environmental & Durability Testing
  • Epidemiology Consulting
  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support
  • Finite Element Stress Analysis
  • Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • Foreign Materials Examinations
  • Fracture & Fatigue Analysis
  • Hazard Communication
  • Human Factors Analysis
  • Human Health & Environmental Impact Studies
  • Inventory / Stock Loss Quantification
  • Joint Lab Exams
  • Materials Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Testing & Materials Science
  • Off-Spec Analysis
  • Product Contamination Investigations
  • Product Design & Manufacturing Defect Analysis
  • Product Failure Analysis
  • Product Quality Control Analysis
  • Product Recall Quantification
  • Product Risk Assessments & Risk Management
  • Quality Systems Management
  • Regulatory Compliance Support (Prop 65 Compliance Services)
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Authoring & Development
  • Sustainability Assessments
  • Toxicity Assessments
  • Toxicology Consulting
  • Agricultural Products
  • Antibacterial Products
  • Apparel
  • Cannabis
  • Children's Products & Toys
  • Cleaning Products
  • Construction Materials
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care Products
  • Dishware / Cookware
  • Equipment Failure
  • Food, Beverage & Pet Food
  • Gasoline & Fuel Additives
  • Home Improvement & Building Materials
  • Household / Commercial Appliances
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories
  • Packaging
  • Pesticides
  • Plastics
  • Chemists
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Human Factors Scientists
  • Materials Scientists
  • Metallurgists
  • Microbiologists
  • Regulatory Compliance Experts
  • Toxicologists
Product Safety Consulting

Our team offers a full spectrum of product safety consulting services, including risk assessments, hazard communication, compliance with safety regulations, product durability and stress analysis, human health and environmental impact studies, chemical testing, safety data sheet (SDS) authoring and development, and toxicity assessments.

Product Stewardship Services

Beyond product safety consulting and regulatory compliance support, we also lead product stewardship efforts by evaluating quality control and assurance, assessing potential contamination, performing off-spec analyses, and completing foreign materials examinations. Regardless of the stage in the product lifecycle, our experts work with clients to provide insightful product assessments to reach necessary product compliance and certification and ensure quality control standards.

Prop 65 Compliance Services

J.S. Held has board-certified toxicologists, epidemiologists, and other environmental and scientific professionals who understand the complexities of Prop 65 compliance issues and how to address them. We provide our clients with specialized services, including compliance audits and reviews, human health risk assessments, chemical reviews, and exposure assessments to ensure full compliance with Prop 65.

Product Liability Consulting

Our experts conduct forensic investigations to evaluate product contamination, defects or failures, toxicity, and property damage/personal injury in product liability cases. Together, our toxicologists, materials scientists, engineers, and industrial hygienists deliver comprehensive analyses that answer what happened, why it happened, when it happened, and the overall extent of damage to life, property, and the environment.

Sustainability Assessments

We perform detailed sustainability assessments across the lifecycle of a product to determine any impact on the environment or human health. Our experts also help clients identify a product’s potential human health or environmental risks, as well as advise on the best ways to remove, transfer, or minimize them to ensure sustainability.

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