American College of Forensic Examiners
The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) is an independent, scientific, and professional association representing forensic examiners worldwide.
ACFEI actively promotes the dissemination of forensic information and the continued advancement of forensic examination and consultation across the many professional fields of membership. ACFEI has elevated standards through education, credentials and basic and advanced training as well as Diplomate and Fellow status.
ACFEI serves as the national center for this purpose and circulates information and knowledge through the official journal, as well as lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, continuing education courses, and home study courses.
ACFEI believes forensic examiners do not “win” or “lose” cases. Forensic examiners seek only the truth and conduct evaluations, examinations, and inquiries and report the true results of their findings in an unbiased and objective manner.
- Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC)
- Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology
- Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI is a non-profit organization that provides a forum under which standards developers such as ALI and ASME, along with many other organizations such as IEEE, SAE, ASTM, NFPA ,and NSF, can develop standards covering products, processes and materials.
ANSI provides the guidelines for voluntary standards development through oversight of the development process, which ensures openness, balance and consensus among materially affected parties and resolution of negative viewpoints.
- Vice Chairman, Board of Standards Review
- Chairman, Board of Standards Review
- Member, Committee on Accreditation
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME is a professional society comprised of mechanical engineers. Among the many services it offers to the engineering community is the development of standards governing a vast quantity of mechanical devices and equipment.
The Portable Automotive Service Equipment committee on which Mr. Heath serves develops standards governing several pieces of automotive lifting equipment including: hydraulic hand jacks, transmission jacks, engine stands, vehicle support stands, emergency tire changing jacks, automotive ramps, upright type mobile lifts, service jacks, wheel dollies, shop cranes, swing type mobile lifts, scissors type mobile lifts, auxiliary stands, side lift jacks, high reach supplementary stands, fork lift jacks, high reach fixed stands, and vehicle transport lifts. Mr. Heath also serves on two subcommittees of the ASME B30 committee governing cranes.
- Chairman, Main Committee for Portable Automotive Service Equipment
- Member, Technical Committee for Portable Lifting Devices
- Member, Redesign Committee
- Member, Subcommittee B30.1, Jacks
- Member, Subcommittee B30.20, Below the Hook Lifting Devices
- Member, Main Committee HST, Overhead Hoists
Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division (SERAD)
The Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division SERAD function is to stimulate interest in and disseminate risk analysis and safety information as applied to the process of mechanical engineering.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
ASSE is a professional society comprised of those persons active in or interested in the promotion of safety as a general premise. Programs include education and training of safety professionals.
Mr. Heath is active in standards development within ASSE and serves on committees governing aerial lift safety, construction equipment safety and trucking.
- Professional Member
- Member Z15 Committee, Safety Requirements for Motor Vehicle Fleet Operations
- Member A10.29 Committee, Safety Practices for the Use of Aerial Platforms in Construction
- Member A10.41 Committee, Operator and Operator Supervisor’s Qualifications and Responsibilities in the Construction Industry
American Welding Society (AWS)
AWS is a professional society whose membership comprises persons employed by or interested in industries utilizing cutting, welding, brazing, soldering or otherwise joining of metal components in the manufacturing process.
Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants (APMHC)
APMHC is a professional association related closely to the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and comprised of independent consultants to the material handling industry.
- Vice President
Automotive Lift Institute (ALI)
ALI is a trade association comprised of the North American manufacturers of automotive service lifts. In addition to providing a number of services to the members of ALI, the Institute promotes the safe design, manufacture, installation and use of all automotive lifts through the development of Industry and American National Standards covering design, performance, quality, testing, certification, labeling, inspection, operation, installation and maintenance.
- Chairman (5 years)
- Chairman-Safety Committee (4 years)
- Engineering Committee (17 years)
Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI)
ETI is a trade association that serves as an intermediary or a forum for the major automobile manufacturers and the service tool providers. ETI promotes information interchange to allow the tool providers to understand the special requirements of new models of automobiles, and to allow the tool providers to respond in a timely manner to those special requirements.
- Technical Chairman – Lifting Equipment Group
Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
MHIA is the overarching association for numerous sub-groups of organizations involved in the material handling industry, including manufacturers of material handling equipment and systems.
- Vice President, Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants
- Member, consensus body, MH16.1, Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel storage Racks
- Member, consensus body, MH16.2, Code of Safety Practices for the Use of Industrial and Commercial Steel Storage Racks
- Member, consensus body, MH16.3, Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Cantilevered Storage Racks
- Member, consensus body, MH24.1, Standard for Horizontal Carousel Material Handling and Associated Equipment
- Member, consensus body, MH24.2, Standard for Power-Operated Vertical Carousels and Vertical Lift Modules
- Member, consensus body, MH26.2, Design, Testing and Utilization of Welded Wire Rack Decking
- Member, consensus body, MH28.1, Design, Testing, Utilization and Application of Industrial Grade Steel Shelving
- Member, consensus body, MH28.2, Design and Testing of Boltless Metal Wood Shelving-Specifications
- Member, consensus body, MH28.3, Design, Manufacture and Installation of Industrial Steel Work Platforms
- Member, consensus body, MH29.1, Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts
- Member, consensus body, MH29.2, Safety Requirements for Industrial Tilters
- Member, consensus body, MH30.2, Performance and Testing of Portable Dock Leveling Devices
- Member, consensus body, MH30.3, Trailer Restraint Devices, Safety, Performance and Testing
- Member, consensus body, ECMA15, Specifications for Cable-Less Controls for Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes
National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM)
NATM is a trade association comprised of manufacturers, installers and suppliers of equipment related to the trailer industry.
NATM promotes safety in the construction and use of trailers typically towed by passenger cars, vans and pickup trucks through ball and socket, drawbar or gooseneck type hitches.
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)
NMEDA is a trade association comprised of manufacturers, installers and suppliers related to the mobility industry. A primary goal of NMEDA is to promote the delivery of high quality mobility equipment to the physically challenged.
- Professional Member
National Safety Council (NSC)
NSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of safety both in the workplace and in everyday life. NSC attempts to accomplish this goal through publication and distribution of safety instructional materials, production of training aids and courses and the collection of accident statistics.
- Member, Automotive Tooling and Metal Working Section
- Member, Utilities Division
Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA)
SAIA is the trade association representing the scaffolding and aerial work platform industry and is secretariat for the A92 series of standards.
- Member, A92 Main Committee on Aerial Platforms
- Member, A92.7 Committee, American National Standard covering Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices
- Member, A92.22 Committee, American National Standard covering Aerial Work Platform Safe Use
- Member, US TAG for ISO/TC 214, Elevating Work Platforms
- Member, Council for; Mast Climbing Work Platforms, Aerial Work Platforms, Construction Hoists and Fall Protection
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
SAE is a professional society representing the automobile and truck industry, the aircraft industry, suppliers to these industries, and the many ancillary industries surrounding them. The many activities of SAE include standards development, information dissemination, and cooperative exchange among its many member industries.
- Sponsor, SAE Standard J 2184, Vehicle Lift Points for Service Garage Lifting
- Chairman, SAE J 2184 Technical Committee
- Chairman, SAE J 1884 Technical Committee, Vehicle Jack Requirements and Test Procedures
- Member, Service Development Technical Committee
- Member, Adaptive Devices Standards Committee
- Member, Subcommittee for Wheelchair Lifts and Hoists
Service Technicians Society (STS)
STS is a related organization to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and it comprises the automotive service technician family. This organization is concerned with the training, safety and job development of its members.
Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SCRA)
SCRA is a worldwide organization of companies involved in or interested in movement, erection and dismantling of very heavy objects, components and structures.
Standards Engineering Society (SES)
SES is a professional society whose mission is to promote the awareness, use and value of standards and standardization, and to provide opportunities for professional development through quality programs and services.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
UL is one of several OSHA Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL). UL is also a standards developing organization and manages a host of standards directed toward product safety.
- Standards Technical Panel, UL 201-Garage Equipment
- Standards Technical Panel, UL 1323-Scaffold Hoists
- Standards Technical Panel, UL 1340-Hoists
- Standards Technical Panel, UL 2334-Material Lifts