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Carol Pollack-Nelson Receives Top ASTM International Award for Contributions to Key Committee

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ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., owner and human factors psychologist for Independent Safety Consulting (Rockville, Maryland, USA), for her contributions to the consumer products committee (F15).

The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Pollack-Nelson was honored for her outstanding leadership and service to the committee as current and past chair of several subcommittees. She was also recognized for her technical contributions to strengthen consumer safety through the development of standards, reducing injuries and saving lives. 

An ASTM International member since 1992, Pollack-Nelson has previously been recognized with the Consumer Award (2006). She is also a member of the committees on textiles (D13) and sports equipment, playing surfaces, and facilities (F08). She is currently serving a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.

Pollack-Nelson held positions at the Center for Auto Safety and U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) before founding her consulting company in 1994. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from George Washington University. 

In addition to ASTM International, Pollack-Nelson is also a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).

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