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Become a Technical Committee Member
Who are our members?
ULC Standards Technical Committees are comprised of experts representing different interest categories. 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.
AHJ / REGULATOR: Those involved in the regulation or enforcement of the requirements of codes and standards at a regional (e.g. state or province), and/or local level. The authority having jurisdiction/regulator may be a regional or local department or individual such as a fire chief; fire marshal; chief of a fire prevention bureau, state department of insurance official, labor department, or health department; building official; electrical inspector; or others having statutory authority.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER (NON-VOTING): A member of an STP/TC who does not have the right to vote and is added to an STP/TC if the Chair determines that such an appointment serves a useful purpose. Non-voting Members may serve in an advisory, corresponding, or liaison capacity. Non-voting Members may include, but are not limited to, members of SCC Mirror Committees (SMCs) to ISO and IEC standards development committees, CPSC, and NEMA. This is not intended for additional representatives from an organization already represented on the STP/TC.
COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL USERS: Organizations that use the product, system, or service covered by the applicable standards under the STP/TC in a commercial or industrial setting. Examples include a restaurant owner/operator serving on an STP/TC for commercial cooking equipment, or a gas station owner/operator serving on an STP/TC for flammable liquid storage tanks. Representative of organizations that produce products, systems, or services covered by the standard, whose organization also use the product, systems, or services, are not eligible for STP/TC membership under this category.
CONSUMER: Consumer organizations, consumer departments at universities, home economic departments at universities, professional consumers, individuals who use the product or service as part of their livelihood and are not eligible for STP/TC membership under another interest category.
GENERAL INTEREST: Those on an STP/TC 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). These include consultants, members of academia, scientists, special experts, representatives of professional societies, representatives of trade associations, representatives of non-governmental organizations, representatives of companies that only private-brand label products (made by another manufacturer) covered by the STP/TC , and other individuals that are not covered by the other participation categories.
GOVERNMENT: Those on an STP/TC representing national government agencies. Also, representatives of regional (e.g. state/province/territory) or local government bodies that do not fall under the category of Regulators. For U.S. representatives, these may include CPSC, FDA, EPA, DOT, DOE, DOD, NIST, etc.
INTERNATIONAL DELEGATE: Individual representing a National Standards Body outside of the United States and Canada (e.g. JISC, DIN, BSI). This person is designated by the National Standards Body and approved by the STP/TC Chair. A National Standards Body can only have one International Delegate per STP/TC. An International Delegate will be granted non-voting status if the International Delegate’s base Company or Organization is already on the STP/TC.
PRODUCER: Those on an STP/TC who are predominantly involved in production, promotion, retailing, or distribution of the subject product(s), material(s) or service(s). For standards establishing product requirements, a representative of a company that is engaged in the manufacture of products covered by the standard. For standards establishing requirements for the installation and/or servicing of products or systems, a representative of a company that is engaged in the installation and/or system servicing. A company which contracts out operations (such as fabrication and/or assembly for product manufacturing), but still retains some control of the overall process, (including for example, performance of such major functions as research and development, design, ownership of tools and dies, production scheduling, quality control and wholesale distribution for product manufacturing) is also considered to be a producer. A consultant or agent who represents a producer is considered a producer.
SUPPLY CHAIN: Component producers for an STP/TC responsible for standards covering end products, or end-product producers for an STP/TC responsible for standards covering components; and installers, distributors, and retailers. Manufacturers who have no manufacturing facilities for the products covered by the STP/TC, but solely use contract manufacturers to make the products are considered part of the supply chain category. Wholesale or retail purchase-resellers for products made by other companies are also considered as part of the supply chain category.
TESTING AND STANDARDS ORGANIZATION: Organizations that test and/or certify products, services, or systems covered by the standard, or that develop standards/codes related to the products, services, or systems covered by the Standard.