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The Health Product Declaration’s Collaborative’s Technical Committee has responsibility for development and maintenance of the HPD Open Standard.  To assist the Technical Committee in this work, the HPDC established Technical Sub-Groups (TSGs) to address specific topics in further depth and detail.  These Sub-Groups examine issues and formulate recommendations for the Technical Committee.  Their Charters are appended to this Call for Applicants.

The HPDC is issuing this Call for Applicants for the following Standing Sub-Groups:

  • Content Inventory: This Sub-Group assesses need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and proposes revisions.  Experience in applying the HPD Open Standard as well as expertise in at least one topic area in the HPD are required.
  • Supply Chain: This Sub-Group develops Best Practices for dealing with complex supply chain issues:  secondary manufacturers, complex assemblies, proprietary information, and so forth.  Expertise and experience in supply chain issues in various contexts is required.
  • Third Party Verification: This Sub-Group manages the credentialing and methodology for independent review and verification of completed Health Product Declarations (HPDs). Experience in credentialing, quality standards, professional accreditation, or best practices related to preparation and verification of HPDs is required.
  • Hazards: This is a new Sub-Group that will address issues related to hazard screening and reporting, and other related topics.  It will replace an ad hoc Hazard Screening Working Group with a standing Sub-Group.

Any representative of a member organization of the HPDC may apply to participate in any Sub-Group(s). Participants must have expertise and experience relevant to the Sub-Group activities as described below. Members will represent user, manufacturer, and as appropriate ecosystem perspectives.

Appointments to Standing Sub-Groups will be for a two-year term.

The time commitment for TSGs includes one-hour conference calls twice per month. Work may also be assigned between calls to conduct research, develop draft materials, and review drafts, as well as participating in informal working groups.

Expertise Required

Required Qualifications for all TSGs are:

  • Employee of a Member organization
  • Ability and willingness to commit time to this effort including
    • Attendance at regularly scheduled calls, generally two per month; attendance at 75% of calls is required to remain in good standing.
    • Offline review of materials as needed between calls.
    • Participation in special calls as needed.
    • Participation in face-to-face meetings if scheduled.

Expertise and experience required for each TSG are described below.

Content Inventory:

This TSG assesses need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and proposes revisions. This includes development and evolution of Special Conditions and other Emerging Best Practices. Experience and expertise in one or more of the following is required:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the HPD Open Standard.
  • Product selection and/ or specification.
  • Expertise in at least one topic (content) area, such as hazard lists, in the HPD.
  • Experience in gathering, analyzing, and applying data for completion of the HPD.
  • Toxicology/Chemistry/Industrial Hygiene/Material Science or other related fields.
  • Intellectual property protection.
  • Experience with the HPD Builder.

Supply Chain:

This TSG develops Best Practices for dealing with complex supply chain issues: secondary manufacturers, complex assemblies, proprietary information, and so forth. Expertise and experience in one or more of the following is required:

  • Supply chain management and data collection.
  • Supply chain intellectual property protection.
  • Materials science and chemistry.
  • Toxicology.
  • Product selection and/ or specification.
  • Experience with the HPD Builder.

Third Party Verification:

This TSG manages the credentialing and methodology for independent review and verification of completed Health Product Declarations (HPDs).  Expertise and experience in one ore more of the following is required:

  • Knowledge of and experience with HPD Open Standard.
  • Experience in gathering, analyzing, and applying data for preparation of the HPD.
  • Experience in credentialing, verification, quality standards, professional accreditation.
  • Materials science, chemistry, industrial hygiene and/or toxicology.
  • Intellectual property protection.

Hazards:

This TSG will review and develop recommendations on issues related to hazard screening and reporting in the HPD. This will ensure accurate, rigorous, complete, consistent, and reliable hazard reporting. Experience and expertise in one or more of the following required:

  • Hazard lists and sources.
  • Hazard screening methods, data sources, and issues, e.g., chemical classes.
  • Field of materials science, toxicology, industrial hygiene, chemistry and/or others relevant to hazard screening.
  • Hazard screening and assessment tools.

Application Process

Call for Applicants: HPDC Technical SubGroups

Individuals may serve on a maximum of two HPDC Technical Committee and/or Technical Sub-Group positions at any one time. Any one-member organization may not have more than one representative on a Sub-Group at any one time.

Call for Applicants must complete the appropriate online HPDC Group Application Form.

Deadline

This call opens March 26, 2019, and the deadline for submissions has been extended to April 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Please email membership@hpd-collaborative.org with any questions.

Process for Selection

Applications will be reviewed by HPDC staff for completeness and adherence to membership and other requirements. All applications that meet these criteria will be forwarded to the HPDC Technical Committee for review and selection (as appropriate to the Group). The Technical Committee may request that Staff assist in this process.