From 2007 until 2020, he served as the chairman of the writing committee for ANSI/APSP-7, the internationally recognized safety standard for entrapment protection in swimming pools and spas, published by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). This standard is the basis for the Federal Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool and Spa Safety Act (PSSA). He has also served on various committees for standards development for organizations such as UL, CSA, NSF, ICC, ANSI, and the CPSC.
He is recognized by his peers as not only being a true subject matter expert, but also as being passionate in providing a high level of customer service and expertise in the field of product safety and regulatory compliance. His approach to being an effective leader is based on transparency, trust, and integrity. He has over 30 years of experience in managing, directing, and executing product safety and regulatory compliance strategies and achieving associated goals. Shajee has been an instrumental player in industry coalitions and manufacturer alliances organized and aimed at developing state and federal regulations such as the Federal Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Rule (DPPP). He has also served as a voting member of the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC).