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ANSI seeks comments on ISO asset management standards.

September 3, 2009

British Standards Institution has submitted proposal to ISO for series of 3 ISO standards that address asset management. They include Asset Management - Overview, Principles, and Terminology; Asset Management - Requirements; and Asset Management - Guidelines on the Application of ISO Asset Management - Requirements standard. ANSI invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments by October 2, 2009 to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy. Read More

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ICUEE 2009 to include safety demos and Smart Grid speakers.

September 3, 2009

Scheduled for Oct 6-8, ICUEE 2009 will feature exhibits of the latest innovations and technology in equipment, products, and services; hands-on working-equipment demonstrations; and in-depth industry education programs. Attendees will have access to 3 outdoor demos related to training courses of co-located iP Safety Conference and Expo. Eric Lightner, Director of Smart Grid Task Force in U.S. Department of Energy, will be lead speaker during special session on emerging smart-grid technology. Read More

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ANSI welcomes new members in August 2009.

September 3, 2009

ANSI has added DPI Laboratory; Palomar Products, Inc.; AVERTURE; Regional Public Transportation Authority; and R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Inc. as new members. It has also included Portable Generator Manufacturer Association, Allied Container Systems, and Perot Systems Corp. Active participation in ANSI and its programs can serve as strategic and tangible asset for organizations, according to Brian Meincke, ANSI senior director of membership development. Read More

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RIA provides prevention tips for H1N1 influenza.

September 3, 2009

According to RIA, hard surfaces can be cleaned with normal household or commercial disinfectant. Some surfaces to pay particular attention to include door knobs, light switches, telephones, and computer keyboards and mice. In rest rooms, trash receptacle should be placed close to door so individuals can use paper towel to open door and then dispose of it properly. During outbreak, touch points in high traffic areas such as door knobs and hand rails should be disinfected several times a day. Read More

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NTSB issues recommendations to HEMS industry.

September 3, 2009

NTSB has issued 10 recommendations to FAA to address improved pilot training; collection/analysis of flight, weather, and safety data; flight data monitoring; development of low altitude airspace in infrastructure; and use of dual pilots, autopilots, and NVIS. It also issued 2 safety recommendations to CMS, 2 to FICEMS, and 5 to public operators. Recommendations are based on accident investigations and testimony at public hearing last February concerning safety in HEMS industry. Read More

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Electroindustry Business Report shows improvement in August.

September 3, 2009

NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions rose nearly 12 points to 53.3 in August, indicating that the business environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers has improved. A companion measure of change intensity in business conditions, at 0.0, suggested conditions were unchanged in August compared to July. Forecasting future improvement, the North American future conditions EBCI also climbed in August to 68.3. Read More

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Annual Conference focuses on robotics and machine safety.

September 3, 2009

Taking place October 26-28, 2009 in Dearborn, MI, National Robot Safety Conference XXI lets attendees learn about safeguarding strategies and industry standards as well as meet companies with advanced safety products. Safety standards comprehension is detailed through workshops and conferences presented by safety experts/specialists from business and government. Also, Tabletop trade fair will enable attendees to compare robots, accessories, safety products, and vendors in one room. Read More

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Tesla Motors' Barrie Dickinson to give keynote at SPE ACCE.

September 3, 2009

Barrie Dickinson, Director - Body Engineering and Program Director for Roadster programs at Tesla Motors, will discuss "Plastics and Composites Solutions for the Tesla Roadster" as keynote speaker at 9th annual SPE ACCE. He will also be a member of event's executive panel discussion on The Role of Composites in the New Automotive Landscape later that day. Dickinson is responsible for developing carbon composite sandwich-panel body of all-electric Roadster sports car. Read More

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NTSB Report stresses improved technology/brake pedal design.

September 3, 2009

NTSB Special Investigation Report SIR-09/02 cites pedal misapplication as factor in 5 heavy vehicle accidents from 2005-2008. Report covers potential benefits of technological solutions and presents safety recommendations to prevent/mitigate issue. As a result, NTSB recommended NHTSA publish design guidelines for designers and manufacturers. It also reiterated and reclassified 1999 recommendations requiring event data recorders on school buses/motorcoaches manufactured after January 1, 2003. Read More

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NTSB to offer training on emergency communications.

September 3, 2009

On Oct 27-28, 2009, NTSB will be offering guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following major aircraft accident. Representatives from NTSB Office of Public Affairs will explain process by which accident-related information is verified and released to news media and family members of those affected by accident. Members of news media will be there to discuss how previous accidents have been covered. Read More

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Registration open for rocket competition.

September 3, 2009

Sponsored by AIA, Team America Rocketry Challenge is open to 750 student teams in grades 7-12 from any U.S. school, home school, or non-profit youth organization. Contest challenges teams of 3-10 students to design and build rocket that will climb to 825 feet with raw egg payload and stay aloft for 40-45 sec. Payload must then return to earth unbroken. Participants compete for $60,000 in prizes, scholarships, and trip to 2010 international air show in London for international Fly-Off. Read More

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ASHRAE offers fall online seminars for continuing education.

September 3, 2009

Online, instructor-led seminars, to run from late September through early November, will help attendees expand knowledge of HVAC industry and keep up to date with latest technology and applications. Updated material will also be included. Available through each 3 hr course, taught in real-time from 1-4 pm EDT, are either 3 professional development hours or American Institute of Architects learning units or 0.3 continuing education units. Read More

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FAA approves plan for Southwest Airlines part replacement.

September 3, 2009

FAA plan requires Southwest Airlines to replace unapproved part installed on 50 B-737 airplanes, and for aircraft to undergo inspections every 7 days until they are fixed. Technical review determined that unapproved part, associated with hinge fittings for exhaust gate assembly, does not prevent safe operation of airplanes. Aircraft may still operate until part is replaced with approved one by December, 24, 2009. Other unapproved parts made by same vendor must be disposed of. Read More

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BIO selects presenting companies for investor forum.

September 3, 2009

BIO announced initial selection of presenting companies, chosen through screening process with input by advisory committee, for 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum on October 28-29. Forum will feature over 110 company presentations. It will host panels for industry leaders; feature plenary sessions on sustaining biotech innovation in light of healthcare reform; and forecast key industry and investment catalysts for 2010. Therapeutic workshops and business roundtables will also be included. Read More

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ANSI-NSP to hold nanomedicine standards panel.

September 2, 2009

During meeting on Sept 9, ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel will address priority areas for nanomedicine standards, standards already in existence that can be utilized in nanomedicine, gaps in existing set of standards, and impact that nanomedicine standards will have on existing regulation. Panel is being convened as a result of discussions at March meeting, where members identified nanomedicine as an industry sector where U.S. should take the lead in standards development. Read More

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Meeting to address format for future ANSI caucuses.

September 2, 2009

In lieu of monthly Caucus meeting, ANSI will hold informal gathering on Sept 4, to address ways to make future Caucus meetings more valuable for attendees. One suggestion is to begin Caucus meetings as members-only forums on particular policy issue of general interest. After members-only discussion, Caucus would then continue as usual with open networking opportunity where all attendees could listen to speaker's presentation and participate in question-and-answer session. Read More

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Workshop addresses certificate-issuing body accreditation.

September 2, 2009

ANSI's workshop in Washington, DC on accreditation of certificate-issuing bodies will introduce attendees to American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, as well as Certificate Accreditation Program (ANSI-CAP). Also, program will foster comprehension pertaining to requirements for developing quality education/training courses that have assessment at the end to determine if learning outcomes have been achieved. Dates are February 11-12, 2010. Read More

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ANSI and USCBC announce organizational charts.

September 2, 2009

Developed jointly by ANSI and US-China Business Council, new resource will facilitate U.S. engagement on standards and conformance in China. Organizational charts for Chinese government agencies will include roles and responsibilities for individual departments within the agency and English and Mandarin Chinese names of top offices and officials. Charts for SAC and AQSIQ are now available to full members of ANSI and the USCBC. Read More

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AWS announces revised oxyfuel cutting standard.

September 2, 2009

AWS has published revised edition of AWS C4.2 Recommended Practices for Safe Oxyfuel Gas Cutting Torch Operation. Using terminology compatible with ISO documents, 62-page book describes oxyfuel gas cutting process and latest procedures and safety requirements. Illustrations show torch and nozzle configurations, and examples of production-cut surfaces. Standard makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and International System of Units. Read More

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Laminate/Prepreg Specification meets industry demands.

September 1, 2009

Revision C of IPC-4101, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards, covers requirements for base materials used in rigid/multilayer printed boards for electrical and electronic circuits. In detail, 11 specification sheets reflect expanded offerings for current commercially available laminate and prepreg materials with properties that promote use in low-halogen, Pb-free, high thermal performance, and high-speed/high frequency performance applications. Read More