The actual work of creating standards, recommended practices and informational pieces is carried out in the working groups. When a request to develop a standard is made, the TSC determines whether it belongs under an existing working group or a new group should be created. A working group may create a task group to do the initial writing of the standard then bring it to the full working group for further discussion, refinement, and a vote.
Joining a Working Group
If you cannot afford the participation fee, the TSP Participation Fee Donor Fund may be able to assist you. Please contact TSP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why the participation fee prevents you from participating.
If you would like to become a member of an existing Working Group you must complete an application and send it to the ESTA standards office at the address shown on the form. (The Event Safety Working Group has a special application form.) Your application is subject to approval by the Working Group. Send it at least two weeks before the working group meeting at which you would like it to be considered. Explanations of the application form's voting status classifications and interest categories can be found on the second page of the form. Contact the Technical Standards Manager if you need a hardcopy of the application mailed to you.