Recent trends in standards development indicate an increase in efforts where two or more organizations enter into an agreement for the development and publication of a Joint Standard. These Joint Standards may have industrial, commercial, or consumer applications, with use on a national, regional, or international level. The Society for Standards Professionals has recently published a Recommended Practice for Joint Standards Development, SES-3, to provide guidance to interested parties by outlining the key components of a Joint Standards Agreement and a recommended process for managing the development of Joint Standards.
This webinar will present an overview of SES-3 and discuss the key components of a Joint Standards Agreement including scope and purpose, policies, process, dispute resolution, branding and publication, marketing and distribution, and maintenance. The webinar will be presented by two members of the SES Standards Committee who worked on the development of SES-3, which was released on May 31, 2016.
About the Panelists:
Mark Ramlochan serves as Standards Project Manager for the development of ULC Standards. Mr. Ramlochan oversees standards development initiatives both for National Standards of Canada (NSCs) and Joint Standards for Canada and the US. Mr. Ramlochan holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a licensed Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is certified as an Associate Standards Professional (AStd) by the Society for Standards Professionals.
Tricia Sena is a twenty year veteran in Standards Development working for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. as a Standards Engineer/Project Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. She collaborates with individuals from a variety of industries such as wiring devices, protection devices, and electric vehicles to develop and maintain UL’s Standards for Safety including those developed and published along with other organizations in the US, Canada, and Mexico.