Last week, dozens of industry representatives, associations, government agencies, and others convened at ASTM International’s global headquarters near Philadelphia, Pa. At this organizational meeting, they voted to form a new committee. They also drafted a scope and filled leadership roles.
Initially, the group plans to focus on standards development in five technical areas (which will be subcommittees):
- Design and manufacturing
- Human factors and ergonomics
- Task performance and environmental considerations
- Maintenance and disposal, and
- Security and information technology
The ASTM International board of directors will receive a recommendation to approve this committee at its October meeting in Houston, Texas. If approved, the committee plans to host its first official meeting in the coming months either in-person and/or virtually.
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