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This two-day course provides a basic understanding of mandatory and voluntary flammability performance and quality control test standards for upholstered furniture, mattresses, mattress/box spring sets, and bedding (bed clothing) offered for sale in the United States. Both open flame and smoldering tests will be covered.
Ellen Roaldi is a Senior Technical Consulting Specialist in the Softlines area and has been with Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services for 23 years. In her current position, Ellen is responsible for providing support globally for client initiatives as well as internal operations. This includes training clients and staff in testing theory and methodology, consulting, auditing and advising on technical information, reviewing and authoring procedural/client manuals, interpreting test results, and serving on several industry committees.
Prior to this position, Ellen provided program management services for key clients as well as assisting the regulatory team with interpretations of federal laws. Ellen also provided technical support in the textile laboratory while working previously in operations. Before joining Bureau Veritas, Ellen worked as a Quality Engineer for Talon/Textron, and as a Systems/Quality Engineer at Carborundum.
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Textiles from Philadelphia University (formerly known as the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science). She is a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), ASTM International, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and the International Bedding and Law Officials (ABFLO). Ellen also serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Textile Program at the State University College at Buffalo.
If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses should count towards your Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirement.
Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the most widely used and accepted global documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available in print and online) contains 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. Committees D13 and E05 developed some of the standards used in this course.