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ASC A92 Annual Meeting

Scaffold & Access Industry Association
2016 SAIA ASC A92 Annual Meeting

October 24 - 26, 2016
Harrah's Casino Hotel, Las Vegas

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association announces the 2016 SAIA ASC A92 Aerial Platforms Annual Meeting will be held in Las Vegas, NV at the Harrah's Casino Hotel, October 24 - 26, 2016.

The meeting is open to the public that have interest in the standards activities that establish consensus rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results in the aerial platforms industry. Consensus (industry) standards are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms. The purpose of the standards is the prevention of accidents and injuries, as well as, establishing criteria for the manufacturers. The standards also aid the manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of the platforms to understand their various responsibilities.

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ASC A92 AERIAL PLATFORMS ANNUAL MEETING 

October 24 - 26, 2016 
Harrah's Casino Hotel, Las Vegas
Fees are allocated per day. All events of that day will be included in admission. 

SUNDAYOCTOBER 23, 2016

5 – 6:30 p.m. AEM MEWPC Engineering Committee
Meeting attendance requires an invitation. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast served
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAIA Information Desk & Registration
8 a.m. – Noon A92.22 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.22 subcommittee - Safe Use of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms will be the agenda of this meeting.
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch served
1 – 5 p.m. A92.20 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.20 subcommittee - Design of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms will be the agenda of this meeting. 
5 – 6:30 p.m. AEM MADDDC Engineering
Meeting attendance requires an invitation
5 – 6:30 p.m. SAIA Aerial Work Platform Council Meeting

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast served
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAIA Information Desk & Registration
8 – 9 a.m. A92.8 Subcommittee Meeting
This is the working meeting of the A92.8 subcommittee - Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices.
8 a.m. – Noon A92.2 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.2 subcommittee - Vehicle-Mounted Rotating and Elevating Work Platforms will be the agenda of this meeting.
8 a.m. – Noon A92.7 Subcommittee Meeting
This is a working meeting of the A92.7 subcommittee - Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices will be the agenda of this meeting.
8 a.m. – Noon A92.9 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.9 subcommittee - Mast-Climbing Work Platforms will be the agenda of this meeting. 
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch serve
1 – 4 p.m. A92.24 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.24 subcommittee - Training to operate, inspect and maintain manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms will be the agenda of this meeting. 
1 – 4 p.m. A92.10 Subcommittee Meeting
This is the working meeting of the A92.10 subcommittee - Transport Platforms is the agenda of this meeting. 
4:15 – 6:15 p.m. A92 Subcommittee Chairmen Meeting
This meeting is for the Chairmen of the subcommittees. Attendance to this meeting requires invitation. 
6:30 – 8 p.m. A92 Reception
This is networking opportunity for attendees. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast served
7 – 8 a.m. SAIA Information Desk & Registration
8 a.m. – Noon A92 Main Committee Meeting
This is the annual meeting of the A92 main committee. This meeting is open to everyone. This is a voting meeting. Non members cannot vote. 
1 – 3 p.m. ISO/TC 214 US Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
Meeting attendance requires an invitation. 

Q: What does “ASC” and “A92” stand for?
A: ASC stands for “Accredited Standards Committee” and A92 is the name of the series of standards. “ASC A92 – Aerial Platforms Committee” is the official title of the consensus body that was approved by ANSI for standard development. 

Q: What is the purpose of the A92 consensus body?
A: The consensus body was created to:
“To develop safety guidelines for the design, construction, testing, maintenance, inspection, training, use and operation of elevating and rotating aerial devices, work platforms and vertical devices primarily used to position personnel.”

Q: What’s the makeup of the committee?
A: The goal is to make each committee a balance of interested classes. The classifications are: Consumers/Users, Directly Affected Public, Distributors/Dealers, Experts/Consultants, Government, Industrial/Commercial, Insurance, Labor, Manufacturers, Professional Societies, Regulatory Agencies, Testing Laboratories, Not-for-Profit, and Component Manufacturers.

The Main Committee is made up of company and organizations. Each member assigns a representative, with the option of an alternate representative. Membership on the subcommittees is individual based. Membership on the Main Committee is not contingent with membership on a subcommittee, and vice versa.

Q:  What standards does the SAIA ASC A92 manage and maintain?

A:  A92.2 for Vehicle-Mounted Rotating and Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.3 for Manually Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.5 for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.6 for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.7 for Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices
  A92.8 for Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices
  A92.9 for Mast-Climbing Work Platforms
  A92.10 for Transport Platforms
  A92.20 Design of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms
  A92.22 Safe Use of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms
  A92.24 Training to operate, inspect and maintain manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms

 

Q: Why should I attend?
A: 
Behind the scenes, standards make everyday life work. They establish size, shape or capacity of a product, process, or system. They can define terms. And they can specify performance of products or personnel. When you or your employees participate in standards-setting work, your company automatically gets a leg up on emerging issues and obstacles that affect your industry or product line. 

You’ll gain insider knowledge and early access to information that will help you shape your agenda, develop networks, and act on priority areas. Attending the meeting will help you understand that standards and conformance play a strategic role in your company.

Please check out the schedule tab above to view the schedule agenda, register for the SAIA ASC A92 Aerial Platform Annual Meeting or call DeAnna Martin, SAIA A92 Liaison at (816) 595.4831.


Is this your first time attending the ASC A92 Annual Meeting?

First of all, WELCOME! The SAIA and A92 Main Committee applaud you for taking your commitment to the scaffold and access industry to the next level. We look forward to your participation!

What can standards do for my business?
By participating in standards development activities that affect your products and services – and by implementing standards and conformance tools that can help you streamline your processes and trim costs – you can continue to build your company’s market share and boost your bottom line.

Why should my staff spend company time on standards development?
When your employees participate in standards-setting work, your company automatically gets a leg up on emerging issues and obstacles that affect your industry or product line. You’ll gain insider knowledge and early access to information that will help you shape your agenda, develop networks, and act on priority areas. On almost any given day, a standards group or technical committee is meeting and making decisions that could affect your business. Shouldn’t you be involved?

But isn’t it expensive to participate?
In challenging economic times, some companies decide to downsize or even eliminate their standards development efforts. What they don’t realize is that re-starting their internal processes later can be much more expensive and time consuming than maintaining a well-functioning system. The companies who are most successful in their sectors recognize that standards and conformance are business
tools that should be managed right alongside their quality, safety, and environmental policies.

What’s the worst that could happen?
If the U.S. private sector does not step forward to develop a standards and conformance solution to a key national priority, then the U.S. government will meet that need with a regulation. And from a market share point of view, it’s likely that your competitors are actively engaged in standardization. Without your influence and input, your competitors can dictate the way you will be doing business through the content of a standard. Worse yet, they can even include language that effectively standardizes your product off the market.

What should I do?
Make a resource commitment – time, money, and manpower – to the U.S. standardization system. Visit the Standards Boost Business website to show your support and read case studies about how other companies are relying on strategic standardization to get ahead in the global marketplace.

Who comes to the ASC A92 Annual Meeting?
The meeting is open to the public that have interest in the standards activities that establish consensus rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results in the aerial platforms industry.  Consensus (industry) standards are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms. The purpose of the standards is the prevention of accidents and injuries, as well as, establishing criteria for the manufacturers. The standards also aid the manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of the platforms to understand their various responsibilities. 


We have chosen the Harrah's Casino Hotel to host the 2016 ASC A92 Annual Meeting!

Harrah's Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US
P: 888.458.8471

The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $102.00 per night. A daily resort fee of $25.00 per room, per night plus the current Clark County room tax of 12% (tax is subject to change), will be charged in addition to the room rates. This fee includes:

  • Unlimited local phone calls (no long distance or international calls)
  • Two (2) Guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center (does not include use of the spa)
  • In-Room Internet access to include two (2) device per room per day

All reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 1.888.458.8471 or through the web link below. Currently, the name of the group is listed as ASC A92 SCAFFOLD & ACCESS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION. Callers may also use your group code to identify the group, SHSAI6.  It is important to make reservations by Thursday, September 29, 2016, after which Harrah’s will release rooms to the general public at higher rates. It is also important to note that the rates quoted above are always subject to room availability, so it's very important to make your reservation just as soon as possible.  

Make your online reservation!
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SHSAI6

We understand that there are several outlets to make our hotel reservation. We also understand that these other outlets may offer room rates less than the SAIA negotiated rate. If you find a lower rate, we encourage you to book it! Just let us know that you’ve booked outside our block for us to get the proper credit for you staying at the same hotel.

Why stay at the annual meeting hotel? 
You'll be in the center of annual meeting activity, that's why!  You'll be able to network easily with other attendees. 

The SAIA staff has taken their role of finding an annual meeting site very seriously. They have looked at a number of locations and evaluated the needs of attendees as well as the need for annual meeting space.  Based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in official annual meeting hotels, the hotels provide discounted rates from their normal charges.

If the SAIA does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel can charge the association for the missing revenue.  Unfilled rooms can cost the association thousands of dollars, which can apply pressure to increase the convention registration fees to offset these costs. We hope you will support SAIA by staying at the official convention hotels.  We think you will find the increased networking opportunities, and quality hotel services and amenities to be worth it!


Questions about the A92 Meeting that come up from time to time:

 

What does my registration fee cover?

Daily registration fees cover only the day purchased.  This includes breakfast and lunch.


Why must I wear those nametags? Everyone knows my name.

New faces attend the ASC A92 Annual Meeting each year, and some people aren’t too great with remembering names. Besides, sometimes the SAIA staff forgets names too. Also, only registered individuals many attend the functions, so nametags are the best way to monitor attendees.

To make things easier for everyone, we ask that you wear your nametag at all times while attending the ASC A92 functions.

What should I wear to the meetings?

We want you to be comfortable while you work and learn much throughout the day, and while you relax at night. For that reason, the ASC A92 Annual Meeting functions are business casual.

How do I register?

Complete the online registration form https://www.my-registration.com/registration/index.asp?EID=7215284409

Can I register now, but pay later?

We will not process any registrations without payment. However, we will hold your registration until we receive payment. But, we will need your payment before we hand you your badge.

For your convenience, we’ll accept your money in two ways – credit card (all major cards) and check. If you must send cash, let us know. We’ll work something out with you.

Something came up and now I’m unable to attend. What can I do?

We understand that life happens. All cancellations must be made in writing and can be mailed, faxed or emailed to SAIA headquarters. Any cancellations received on or before October 3, 2016, will be honored, but will result in a $50 per person processing charge.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after September 30, 2016. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Can I bring my wife, husband, significant other, friend, or children?

You can bring them all! 

What is the weather like in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has wonderful weather in the fall months. According to the weather experts, the average temperatures for Las Vegas in October are highs in the high 70’s; and the lows are in the high 50’s.

What does “ASC” and “A92” stand for?

ASC stands for “Accredited Standards Committee” and A92 is the name of the series of standards. “ASC A92 – Aerial Platforms Committee” is the official title of the consensus body that was approved by ANSI for standard development.

What is a standard?

A standard is a document that is established by consensus that provides rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results. (As defined in ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004)

What are A92 Standards?

Consensus (industry) standards that are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms. The purpose of the standards is the prevention of accidents and injuries, as well as, establishing criteria for the manufacturers. The standards also aid the manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of the platforms to understand their various responsibilities.

What are ANSI and SAIA?

ANSI is the American National Standards Institute. It is the Parent organization for a wide variety of standards (Today, there are some 9,500 American National Standards that have been developed and approved in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements) which govern the way many American products are made and used. ANSI standards have also been used as a world-wide pattern for standards in many instances. ANSI is also the official US representative in the International Standards Organization (ISO) which writes standards with worldwide application.

The SAIA is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world.

The SAIA has been accredited through accordance of ANSI’s consensus procedures to develop American National Standards. Accreditation ensures adherence to ANSI’s cardinal principles as defined in their essential requirements.

How is the group organized?

The ASC A92 Main Committee is the consensus body approved through ANSI. The ASC A92 Main Committee reports to ANSI through its Secretariat, SAIA. 

In addition, the A92 Main Committee oversees eight subcommittees assigned to develop, revise, maintain, and address issues related to a specific standard. Each subcommittee reports to the ASC A92 Main Committee.

What is the purpose of the A92 consensus body

The consensus body was created to: “To develop safety guidelines for the design, construction, testing, maintenance, inspection, training, use and operation of elevating and rotating aerial devices, work platforms and vertical devices primarily used to position personnel.”

What’s the makeup of the committee?

The goal is to make each committee a balance of interested classes. The classifications are: Consumers/Users, Directly Affected Public, Distributors/Dealers, Consultants, Government, Industrial/Commercial, Labor, Manufacturers, Regulatory Agencies, Testing Laboratories, Not-for-Profit/ Professional Societies and Component Manufacturers.

The Main Committee is made up of company and organizations. Each member assigns a representative, with the option of an alternate representative. Membership on the subcommittees is individual based. Membership on the Main Committee is not contingent with membership on a subcommittee, and vice versa.

When and where are the meetings?

The ASC A92 Main Committee meets annually in October with coinciding subcommittee meetings. Subcommittees may call meetings at other times throughout the year. Consideration is given to minimizing expense and inconvenience, and often a meeting will be held in conjunction with a major tradeshow.

What is the purpose of the main committee meeting?

The main committee votes on and provides input on the work of its subcommittees. It also votes on membership and officers.

What are my responsibilities as a member of a subcommittee?

You will be expected to attend meetings, to contribute your ideas and feedback, to occasionally accept assignments such as drafting language for a particular section, and to vote on changes to the standard.

How am I selected and approved?

If you apply to a subcommittee, the subcommittee chair passes your application along with a recommendation to the main committee chair that checks the interest classification to assure it remains in balance. Your name and brief description of your affiliation and interest is passed on to the main committee. The main committee votes on all applications annually. If you apply for the main committee the process is similar except that the application is directed to the main committee.

What’s the difference between membership on the main committee and subcommittee?

Members on the main committee are members of the consensus body and must adhere to the requirements set up by the ASC A92 Policies and Procedures as well as the ANSI Essential Requirements. Members of the main committee are represented on the organizational level.

Members on each subcommittee are represented as individuals. Each subcommittee is formed to expedite the work of the consensus body as outlined in its scope and duties. Some of these responsibilities include: drafting all or portion of a standard, drafting responses for comments, and other advisory functions.

Membership on the main committee and a subcommittee are not interdependent.  An interested company and individual must apply for each committee separately and will be voted on individually.

How does the work of the committee get done?

The formal meetings are lively discussions of issues before the committee. Much of the preparation is done ahead of time and draft language is mailed and commented on prior to meetings. Informal meetings and phone calls often prepare members for the meetings.

Balloting on proposed language is done by email.

How do I apply to be a member of the main committee or subcommittee?

If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out an ASC A92 Membership Application online at www.saiaonline.org. Submit completed applications no later than September 25, 2016 to DeAnna Martin, A92 Liaison, at deanna@saiaonline.org.  Applications are reviewed at the ASC A92 Annual Meeting in October.


This meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 26 from 8 a.m. – Noon.  This session is required as a Main Committee member of the ASC A92.

Members look for an agenda 30 days before the meeting. Member voting will be required at this meeting.


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