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Understanding the consensus process and best practices for standards development, including online tools, is important, and that’s the reason training is available. To get started, mark your calendar for the Virtual Officers’ Training Workshop in... more
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As a committee member, your participation drives the standards development process. Your knowledge and experience help to create useful standards of the highest technical quality. And your perspective adds value to the process, so please don’t... more
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2019 is a year for electing committee officers: chairman, vice chairman/chairmen, membership secretary, and recording secretary.  Subcommittee officers are not part of this election process as they are appointed separately in accordance with an... more
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You can vote. And you should. As an ASTM International member you are entitled — as stated in the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees — to vote on all main and subcommittee ballots where you hold membership. These are your “voting... more
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Fairness. Productivity. Efficiency. These are universal goals for meeting outcomes in offices and conference rooms around the world. One tried-and-true tool to ensure fairness, productivity, and efficiency used by ASTM International technical... more
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Attending your first ASTM International meeting, or thinking about it? Welcome! To get important general information about meetings, which are open to all interested parties, check the information at www.astm.org/MEETINGS, both for committee weeks (... more
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Online Member Workspace for Standards Development Upgraded
You may have noticed that your online collaboration areas got an upgrade. The new ASTM International Collaboration Areas are more useful and intuitive in supporting your standards development work. The collaboration areas now reside on ASTM... more
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Like questions that should be asked, ideas for standards should be explored. Ideas for new standards come from “aha” moments — maybe as you unwind with colleagues after a meeting (the origin of more than one useful ASTM International standard) — or... more
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If the scope of your standard specification — existing or proposed — covers a product, consider certification for it. Certification, a kind of conformity assessment, seeks to ensure that any given product meets the standard’s performance... more
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Your approach to submitting or resolving negative votes is a critical step in the process of shaping standards and is the single most important element of the ASTM International standards development process. Without negative votes and their proper... more
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Your vote counts in the ASTM International standards development process, but how is it tallied?
As an ASTM International member, your participation is key to the ASTM standards development process, which includes voting to express your endorsement, disapproval and opinion via ballots. It’s easy enough to cast your vote on a standards action... more

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