Who are our members?
ULC Standards Technical Committees are comprised of experts representing users, producers, regulators and general interests.. These experts are volunteers who generously contribute their time and knowledge, and work together with ULC Standards’ staff in order to develop standards. Once a standard is published, the Standards Committee is then responsible to ensure that the standard is reviewed regularly and kept current.
Volunteer committee members are an invaluable part of the Standards Development Process and critical to ULC. In return for their service, volunteers will gain important experience that can aid in their own professional development, as well. They will also meet and share knowledge with others in their field or industry.
Becoming a technical committee member
If you are interested in becoming a member of any ULC Standards Technical Committee(s), or wish to obtain more information on any of our various standards, ULC would be pleased to hear from you.
ULC Standards Technical Committees must maintain a balanced membership among the interest categories. Therefore, membership is subject to availability.
BALANCED REPRESENTATION: A representation of interest groups in a technical committee such that no single category of interest can dominate the voting procedures. Commonly used interest categories may include, but are not limited to, general interests, producers, regulators and users.
GENERAL INTEREST: Those on a technical committee with a demonstrated interest and relevant expertise not associated with the production, distribution, direct use, or regulation of the product(s), material(s) or service(s).
PRODUCER: Those on a technical committee who are predominantly involved in production (i.e., manufacture), promotion, retailing, or distribution of the subject product(s), material(s) or service(s).
REGULATOR: An interest category of those on a technical committee representing any federal, provincial, municipal, other government body, or body/authority designated by a government responsible for regulating the acceptability, sale or use of the subject product (s), material(s) or service(s), and those bodies that enforce these rules and regulations.
USER: An interest category of those on a technical committee who predominantly represent end users of the subject product(s), material(s), or service(s) and who are not involved in any way in production and/or distribution of the subject product(s), material(s) or service(s). Consumers are one type of end user, and may be defined as individual members of the general public, or consumer organizations, purchasing or using property, products or services for private purposes.