The three day event, held in New Orleans October 2 through October 4, 2009, was a gathering of child safety experts, professional babyproofers, and pool fence installers from across the United States and Canada.
A variety of issues and topics were discussed at the conference including furniture safety, electrical safety, home safety evaluations, new child safety products, stair rail safety, and installation techniques for baby gates and cabinet and drawer latches.
In addition, industry standards as they relate to child safety products were reviewed and a new certification program for child safety specialists was unveiled and is scheduled to begin implementation next year.
One of the highlights of this year’s conference was guest speaker Mark LeBlanc, author of the book “Growing Your Business.” LeBlanc spoke to IAFCS members about marketing their businesses and increasing public awareness of the professional childproofing industry.
Mike Bost, vice president of Palmetto Childproofing Inc, represented his company at the conference. “Mr. LeBlanc’s presentation was outstanding,”
Bost, who has childproofed over two thousand homes, said that this year’s conference was a huge success. “The seminars and discussions were very well organized, highly relevant, and extremely helpful in advancing my professional knowledge of the child safety industry. I’m already looking forward to next year’s conference.”
About Palmetto Childproofing Inc
Palmetto Childproofing Inc helps parents create a safe home environment for their baby or toddler to live, explore, develop, and grow. The company is committed to injury prevention for babies and toddlers by providing home safety consultations, a complete line of quality child safety products, and professional installation services. Palmetto Childproofing Inc services the parents of Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.
Palmetto Childproofing Inc
Mike Bost, vice president