ASTM Needs Your Input
Friday, February 26, 2016
Posted by: Kathleen Chaplick
The next round of ASTM Subcommittee Meetings will take place April 11–14, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. You can access the schedule, registration, and travel information here.
Why is this Important?
ASTM is a consensus-based, standard setting process. This means the input of all stakeholders is considered and weighed carefully as standards and requirements are monitored and revised. Not only is it important for companies that manufacture these products make their voices heard throughout the process, it is equally important to stay ahead of the changes that are being implemented. Engagement with the process and attending ASTM meetings can accomplish just that.
ASTM Technical Committee F15 has jurisdiction over Consumer Products and all of the juvenile product subcommittees fall under this main technical committee. Information on ASTM Technical Committee F15 can be found on the ASTM website.
Membership in ASTM offers a host of benefits.
While other non-juvenile consumer products have subcommittees under Technical Committee F15, a list of all subcommittees is available here.
The JPMA Certification Program is built on ASTM standards, and JPMA encourages all manufacturers to participate in the ASTM standard-setting process. Joining ASTM technical subcommittees allows participants to be involved in the process of improving existing standards and developing new standards as innovative products enter the marketplace. These standards, as developed with input from engineers, manufacturers, consumer advocates and consultants, ensure the safety of products the U.S. consumer population has come to rely on.
Have questions about ASTM or why you, as a JPMA member, should participate? Reach out to JPMA Director of Product Safety & Certification, Lisa Trofe at 856-380-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in San Antonio!