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MODULE B - PROCESS B1.ASME Organizational Structure B2.Standards Development: Staff and Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities B3.Conformity Assessment:

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1 MODULE B - PROCESS B1.ASME Organizational Structure B2.Standards Development: Staff and Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities B3.Conformity Assessment: Staff and Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities B4.Initiating and Terminating Standards Projects B5.Consensus Process for Standards Development B6.The Basics of Parliamentary Procedure B7.The Appeals Process B8.International Standards Development B9.ASME Conformity Assessment Programs B10.Performance Based Standards B11. Consensus Process for Standards Interpretation and Code Cases ASME S&C Training Module B3 0

2 1 REVISIONS CHANGESLIDEDATE Changed “Codes and Standards Board of Directors” to “Council on Standards and Certification” throughout. Minor changes to submodule titles Revised to remove ISO 9000 registration references Updated to include current S&C Committees. Revised to note that ASME offers Team Leader Seminars 11/22/10 11/1/11 0 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16 6, 11, 18 19

3 B3. Conformity Assessment: Roles and Responsibilities Volunteers and Staff

4 ASME S&C Training Module B3 3 OBJECTIVES This submodule will –Explain the roles and responsibilities of Conformity Assessment volunteers and staff

5 ASME S&C Training Module B3 4 AGENDA I.Overview II.Council on Standards and Certification, Board and Committees III.ASME Consultants, Designees and Designated Organizations IV.Conformity Assessment Staff

6 ASME S&C Training Module B3 5 I. OVERVIEW

7 ASME S&C Training Module B3 6 CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT Energy and Environmental Standards Advisory Board Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards Board on Standardization and Testing Council on Standards and Certification Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards Board on Safety Codes and Standards Board on Conformity Assessment Board on Codes and Standards Operations Board on New Development Board on Strategic Initiatives Board on Hearings and Appeals

8 ASME S&C Training Module B3 7 CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT Standards Committees Accreditation and Certification Committees Conformity Assessment Staff ASME Consultants, Designees and Designated Organizations Board on Conformity Assessment Council on Standards and Certification

9 ASME S&C Training Module B3 8 II. COUNCIL ON STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION, BOARD AND COMMITTEES

10 ASME S&C Training Module B3 9 COUNCIL ON STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION Conformity Assessment responsibilities –Overall policies governing the operations of accreditation and certification –Approval of initiating and sunsetting of programs –Approval of BCA membership –Annual evaluation of S&C programs and activities –Final level of appeal (BHA)

11 ASME S&C Training Module B3 10 BOARD ON CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT Responsibilities –Supervise Conformity Assessment Programs Approve Conformity Assessment Committee procedures Approve committee personnel Supervise internal audit program –Establish policies for protection of ASME marks (cont’d)

12 ASME S&C Training Module B3 11 BOARD ON CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT Responsibilities (cont’d) –Accreditation and certification requirement issues (with Standards Committees ) –Approve the selection criteria and procedures for ASME designees and ASME designated organizations as well as the selection of ASME designees by delegation to the BCA Committee on Designees –Prepare positions and policies for approval by Council on Standards and Certification

13 ASME S&C Training Module B3 12 STANDARDS COMMITTEES Responsibilities –Create or act as Accreditation and Certification Subcommittees –Approve personnel of Accreditation or Certification Subcommittees –Approve standards containing criteria upon which accreditation or certification action is considered –Recommend BCA approval of Accreditation or Certification Subcommittee Procedures

14 ASME S&C Training Module B3 13 ACCREDITATION and CERTIFICATION COMMITTEES Responsibilities –Approve the issuance, renewal, extension, revision, and withdrawal of Certificates –Review and evaluate deficiencies, non-conformities, or alleged violations –Recommend program changes –Prepare committee procedures for BCA approval

15 ASME S&C Training Module B3 14 POP QUIZ #1 a.Council on Standards and Certification b.Board on Conformity Assessment c.Standards Committees d.Accreditation and Certification Committees Establishment of criteria for qualification of ASME Designees is the responsibility of _____

16 ASME S&C Training Module B3 15 III. ASME CONSULTANTS, DESIGNEES AND DESIGNATED ORGANIZATIONS

17 ASME S&C Training Module B3 16 ASME DESIGNEE & CONSULTANT Definition—Designee An individual authorized by ASME to act on its behalf for the purpose of performing reviews, surveys, assessments, audits, surveillances, investigations and examinations of organizations or persons holding, or applying for, accreditation or certification in accordance with the ASME Code or Standard Definition—Consultant An ASME Designee under contract to ASME

18 ASME S&C Training Module B3 17 ASME DESIGNEE May be –An individual or employee of a non-profit organization or government agency –An individual who is not employed by the organization being reviewed and does not engage in work of a conflicting nature May not be –An employee of the organization’s AIA –An employee of a Certificate Holder (or applicant) under the same conformity assessment program –An ASME employee engaged in related work –A member of the BHA –An individual having a financial interest in the organization

19 ASME S&C Training Module B3 18 ASME DESIGNEE Certification –Accepted by the BCA Committee on Designees based on criteria approved by BCA.

20 ASME S&C Training Module B3 19 ASME DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION Definition –An organization designated by ASME to perform administrative functions defined in ASME Codes and Standards –Example: The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors is a Designated Organization which offers: Examinations for ASME Designee as a BPV Team Leader Pressure Relief Device and Testing Laboratory Reviews And may conduct Team Leader Seminars for Continued Certification. This function is also performed by ASME.

21 ASME S&C Training Module B3 20 ASME DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION Authorization –Designated by ASME through an agreement based on ASME accepted criteria

22 ASME S&C Training Module B3 21 POP QUIZ #2 a.Employee of the company being reviewed b.Member of the committee responsible for the criteria the Designee will apply c.Employee of a government agency d.Independent consultant Which of the following are acceptable for an ASME Designee? _____

23 ASME S&C Training Module B3 22 IV. CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT STAFF

24 ASME S&C Training Module B3 23 STAFF Duties –Act as Secretary for the BCA and Conformity Assessment Committees –Perform all administrative functions involved in the application for and issuance of Certificates, including new issuances, renewals, extensions, withdrawals and revisions –Monitor and schedule Conformity Assessment Teams –Monitor and assure training of ASME Consultants (cont’d)

25 ASME S&C Training Module B3 24 STAFF Duties (continued) –Direct, coordinate and provide administrative support for ASME Consultants and Designees –Coordinate investigation of non-conformance by Certificate Holders –Investigate improper use of ASME marks –Coordinate activities with other organizations –Provide staff operations and quality manuals –Assure confidentiality

26 ASME S&C Training Module B3 25 POP QUIZ #3 1.Conduct accreditation review ___ 2.Grant accreditation ___ 3.Issue Certificate ___ Match the task on the left with the group responsible on the right. a.Council on S&C b.Board on CA c.Standards Committee d.Accreditation Subcommittee e.ASME Designee f.CA Staff

27 ASME S&C Training Module B3 26 SUMMARY I.Overview II.Council on Standards and Certification, Board and Committees III.ASME Consultants, Designees and Designated Organizations IV.Conformity Assessment Staff

28 ASME S&C Training Module B3 27 REFERENCES –Council on Standards and Certification Procedures –Assignment of Duties to the Council on Standards and Certification by the Board of Governors –Board on Conformity Assessment Operating Procedures –Accreditation/Certification Committee Procedures –Codes and Standards Policy CSP-19 ASME Designee and ASME Designated Organization –Procedures on Standard Qualification Criteria for Designees for Accreditation Programs


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