The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the new ISO Technical Management Board Working Group (ISO/TMB/RM) on Risk Management. U.S. TAGs review standards and documents and then forward positions to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for voting at the international level with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Voting ISO countries approved the creation of this standards project during 2003-2004. The U.S. TAG for Risk Management will use a consensus process to notify ANSI of how the U.S. should vote and comment to ISO (as ANSI is the voting organization for the U.S.) and will develop the ISO 31000 series of risk management standards. ASSE already serves as TAG Administrator for TC94-SC4, which addresses international fall protection standards.
This U.S. TAG will probably be limited to 75 voting organizations, but this has yet to be finalized. An organization approved for TAG membership is added to a roster and receives ballots, draft standards and other information.
TAG meetings will be held at ASSE headquarters in Des Plaines, IL. International meetings are held, but attendance is not required. Membership in the U.S. TAG for Risk Management will also involve correspondence, some electronic mail and an occasional conference call.
Membership and participation in a U.S. TAG are not linked to ASSE membership, and the Society does not reimburse U.S. TAG-related expenses. There is a membership fee for U.S. TAG for Risk Management.
We hope you will consider becoming part of this important international risk management standards-setting committee. Please contact Tim Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or require further information.