The 2012 Ontario Electrical Safety Authority Awards recognized CSA Group alumni Doug Geralde as a recipient in the category of Product Safety. The awards were established by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) to acknowledge the significant contributions made by individuals and organizations to help reduce electrical fatalities, injuries and loss.
Doug Geralde had been an employee with CSA Group for more than 30 years. His expertise and experience revolves around investigations into product failures, root cause analysis, product recalls, and investigations into counterfeit products.
“As we strive to reach the goal of zero fatalities and injuries we are pleased that Doug’s efforts in the area of Product Safety share this common goal with ESA. Mr. Geralde’s product safety work exemplifies what the Ontario Electrical Safety Awards represent and ESA is very proud to recognize his contributions to electrical product safety and the electrical safety culture,” said David Collie, President & CEO, Electrical Safety Authority.
Throughout his career, Mr. Geralde has collaborated with various regulatory authorities in Canada, the U.S., and around the world as an advisor, championing the cause of electrical safety. He has appeared before Canadian Parliamentary and Senate hearings as an expert witness for input to potential legislation concerning counterfeits. This experience led to his role as the founding chair of the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) in 2004.
“Doug has worked tirelessly towards protecting and educating people against the potential dangers of unsafe and uncertified products. His affiliations and collaborations with numerous regulatory and safety bodies signify how well respected he is in the industry,” said Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group. “Being recognized by the ESA is a true tribute, and on behalf of CSA Group, we wish to congratulate Doug on this well deserved honour.”
Mr. Geralde currently serves as CSA Group’s Special Regulatory Advisor. In his other affiliations, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Electrical Inspectors, on the Board of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, a Special Advisor to the Canadian Fire Marshalls and Fire Commissioners, Canadian Advisory Council of Electrical Safety and Canadian Coroners and Chief Medical Examiners, a member of the International Committee for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition.
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