Become a Member

The ASC A11 Main Committee consists of 11 member companies and organizations that have been appointed based on their technical, safety and related industrial expertise. The committee will meet annually to review current issues, establish policy and procedures relative to the consensus standards, and evaluate the development activities of each subcommittee.

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 A11 Membership Application online at www.saiaonline.org. Submit completed applications to the A11 Secretariat. Applications are reviewed at the ASC A11 Annual Meeting.

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 who 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 A11 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.

Interested in learning more about the A11 Committees? Contact DeAnna Martin at 816.595.4831.

Click here to download the application. Fax completed appliation to 816.472.7765.