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Procedural Documents

ESTA's Technical Standards Program has a key procedural document (our Policies and Procedures), two working group application forms, and several supplemental documents. It is important that all companies and individuals participating in any kind of standards program have a current version of the procedural documents.

Policies and Procedures
This document contains the policies and procedures which define the process by which ESTA will develop, approve, revise, reaffirm, and withdraw technical standards and recommended practices applicable to the entertainment industry.

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A Procedural Synopsis
A five-page synopsis of how the TSP works is available at the link below. It is not a substitute for the Policies and Procedures, but it succinctly explains some things.

Download HowTheTSPWorks.pdf

Working Group Applications
Interested in joining a working group? If so, fill out the first page of an application and return it to the Technical Standards Manager. Submit it at least two weeks before the meeting at which you expect it to be processed.

Download the regular application form or

download the Event Safety WG application form.

Manual of Style
This document is designed to help working group members prepare documents intended to become American National Standards. It is intended to help writers avoid common editorial errors and to develop a consistent, clear style. It is offered in various word processing file forms so the manual itself can be used as a template.

Download the DOC

Download the DOCX

Download the ODT

Meeting Guide
This document contains detailed information for how to announce and run TSP working group meetings. Information on minutes taking and other meeting procedures are also included.

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STANDARDS REQUEST
This supplemental document is designed to help a person organize a request for a new standard or the revision of an existing standard.

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