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1 Welcome New Members! New Member Orientation We will get started shortly

2 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Todays Goals Introduction to ASTM International ASTM International Operations Utilizing the Website for Participation Key Points for Participation Questions

3 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Introduction to ASTM International An overview of ASTM International and its scope of activities ASTM International Operations Utilizing the Website for Participation Key Points for Participation Questions

4 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Introduction to ASTM International ASTMs Primary Objective …is to be the foremost developer and provider of consensus standards, related technical information, and services having globally recognized quality and market relevance

5 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Introduction to ASTM International General Founded in 1898 Developing voluntary, consensus standards for materials, products, systems & services Approximately 12,000 standards used internationally Reflect the most current technology because they are living documents that are continually revised Over 31,000 members from 130 countries participate

6 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation All stakeholders involved Every member has equal say Consensus-based procedures Private and public sector cooperation EXAMPLES: Product manufacturers Regulatory agencies Associations Professional societies Professionals and consultants Financial organizations Academia Research institutions and laboratories Introduction to ASTM International

7 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation EXAMPLES A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys C16 on Thermal Insulation E50 on Environmental Assessment D01 on Paint D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants D20 on Plastics E60 on Sustainability F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices F37 on Light Sport Aircraft G01 on Corrosion of Metals Introduction to ASTM International 142 Technical Committees

8 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Developed voluntarily and used voluntarily Cited in a contract Government agency reference them in codes, certification, regulations, and laws (US: P.L ) Introduction to ASTM International How are Standards Used?

9 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Introduction to ASTM International ASTM International Operations A basic understanding of committee organization and operation Utilizing the Website for Participation Key Points for Participation Questions

10 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Staff manager for each committee Staff editor for each committee Draft templates for new standards Web conferencing Electronic balloting Web access to committee information Operations Development of Technical Information

11 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation 160 person staff to manage & support the technical committees Managers & editors ensure efficient operation & provide management and administrative support ASTM Headquarters Staff Managers 142 Technical Committees 31,000 Members Operations Support Structure

12 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Technical Committees form to address specific industry subjects. Subcommittees are established to address subsets of specialized subject matter. Subcommittees organize their expertise into Task Groups to write standards. Direct Member Participation Main Committee Subcommittee.01 Subcommittee.02 Subcommittee.03 Task Group 1 Task Group 2 Operations Technical Committee Organization

13 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Documents are drafted and revised in the task group New standards and major revisions are first voted on by the subcommittee After subcommittee approval, the main committee & entire Society vote on the draft Operations Balloting

14 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Technical committees are classified and balanced. Only one official vote is assigned per company. Balance means that there are no more producer official voters than user & general interest official voters. Every member receives ballots and should vote Only official votes count towards ballot return and handling negative votes

15 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation III Utilizing the Website for Participation Introduction to ASTM International ASTM International Operations Utilizing the Website for Participation A look at the tools provided by the ASTM website to manage participation and activities on ASTM committees Supplemented by live website demonstrations of functions Key Points for Participation Questions

16 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Utilizing the Website for Participation The ASTM International Homepage

17 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Utilizing the Website for Participation The Technical Committees Page (public) Key Resources: Regulations / Form & Style Articles Templates Awards

18 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Utilizing the Website for Participation Technical Committee Homepages (public) Key Resources: Scope Officers Workflow Meetings/Symposia

19 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Utilizing the Website for Participation Logging In – Members Only Area

20 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation

21 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Minutes and Agendas Select the Link to the Desired Minutes/Agenda, & a Downloadable/Printable PDF Appears.

22 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Rosters Select the Link to the Desired Individual, & the Contact Information is presented – with a Hot-Linked Address. Utilizing the Website for Participation Rosters

23 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Ballots Select the Link to the Desired Ballot (Listed by Subcommittee), & Review a Ballot that Lists All Items Under Review. To View a Specific Item, Click its Link, & a Downloadable/Printable PDF appears. Vote on the Item (Affirmative, Negative, Abstain, or Provide Comments) by Simply Selecting the Toggle. Utilizing the Website for Participation Balloting

24 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation IV Key Points for Participation Introduction to ASTM International ASTM International Operations Utilizing the Website for Participation Key Points for Participation Questions

25 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Join Subcommittees & Task Groups of interest Return Ballots (very important) Meeting Information Sign-up for Standards Tracker Key Points for Participation

26 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Pre-Meeting (schedules, travel, closing reports) During the Meeting (Committee Week) Post Meeting Key Points for Participation

27 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Officers Main Committee Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Membership Secretary Subcommittee Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Task Group Chairman/Secretary/Technical Lead

28 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Key Points for Participation Resources Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees Recommended reading: Entire item; critical: sections Form and Style for ASTM Standards Recommended reading: Introduction (1 page), Information on the type of standard you may be writing or critiquing (+/- 10 pages) ASTM Technical Committee Officer Handbook Recommended Reading: Peruse cover-to-cover A one-stop shop for an overview on what you need to know (not just for officers!)

29 ASTM International Member and Committee Services New Member Orientation Thank You! - Questions? ASTM International Technical Committee Operations 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshohocken, PA


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