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Legislation Will Notify Patients/Doctors of prescription changes.

April 5, 2013

BIO and BioFlorida commend passage of Senate Bill 732 by Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy. If signed into law, this legislation will ensure doctors are made aware that biosimilar medicines were substituted for interchangeable biologic medicines by pharmacist. This bill also seeks to ensure records of biosimilar substitution are kept for reasonable amount of time. Policies outlined in Senate Bill 732 align with all 5 of BIO's biologic substitution principles. Read More

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Experts propose research for making concrete Greener.

April 5, 2013

According to NIST report, potential engineering performance, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits make Greener concrete a challenge worth tackling. Some consensus high-priority research topics identified by experts include: developing tools and metrics for quantifying advantages/disadvantages of using different materials in concrete; developing computer models that can predict performance of green concrete mixtures; and improving test methods for characterizing portland cement substitutes. Read More

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IPC issues call for participation for 2014 IPC APEX EXPO.

April 5, 2013

IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for 2014 IPC APEX EXPO® at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Technical conference will be held March 25-27, 2014, and professional development courses will be held March 23, 24 and 27, 2014. Expert presentations are being sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment in variety of areas. Read More

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Machine Vision Technology Webinar looks at inspection, metrology.

April 5, 2013

David Dechow of Aptura Machine Vision Solutions will present Machine Vision Technology in High Precision Online Inspection and Metrology webinar from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT on April 17, 2013. Attendees will learn about technology and techniques used to successfully implement machine vision for high-precision measurement and inspection in online industrial applications. In addition to identifying critical imaging, lighting, and optical components, webinar will address integration issues. Read More

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Mercury, Air Toxics Standards are updated for new power plants.

April 5, 2013

Based on information and analysis that became available after rule was finalized, U.S. EPA issued updates to pollution limits for new power plants under mercury and air toxics standards. Updates are largely technical and will have no impact on sensible and cost-effective standards already set for existing power plants. Also, public health benefits and costs of rule remain unchanged. Updates ensure emissions limits are achievable and pollution levels can be measured continuously. Read More

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Proposed Cleaner Fuels/Cars Standard will reduce air pollution.

April 5, 2013

Based on input from auto manufactures, refiners, and states, U.S. EPA standards for cars and gasoline will reduce harmful pollution while also enabling efficiency improvements in cars and trucks. Measures include reducing smog-forming VOCs and nitrogen oxides by 80%, establishing 70% tighter particulate matter standard, and reducing fuel vapor emissions to near zero. Proposal will also reduce vehicle emissions of toxic air pollutants, such as benzene and 1.3-butadiene, by up to 40%. Read More

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AAMA releases courses on fenestration components.

April 5, 2013

AAMA recently released education courses on hardware, weatherstrip, and weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of association’s FenestrationMasters® program. Group 1 courses cover product types and design considerations; window, door, and skylight performance standards; proper glass selection; and specialty performance considerations, while Group 2 courses cover profile performance and material considerations, as well as coatings and finishes. Read More

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Comments Sought on OH&S management system requirements standard.

April 4, 2013

British Standards Institution (BSI), UK's member body to ISO, submitted proposal for new international standard that would specify requirements for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by April 26, 2013. Standard would set down list of requirements for OH&S system to provide organizations with increased control over related risks. Read More

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EPA to Focus on Flame Retardants in chemical risk assessments.

April 4, 2013

EPA will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, with specific focus on flame retardant chemicals, to more fully understand potential risks to people's health and environment. As EPA develops draft risk assessments, agency will use information available through range of publicly available data sources. EPA also encourages submission of additional relevant information, such as unpublished studies and information on uses/potential exposures, so that they may be included in review. Read More

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Sujit Ghosh Honored for marine technology standards contribution.

April 3, 2013

ASTM International Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology presented John Nachtsteim Award to Sujit Ghosh, mechanical engineer at U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) in Washington, D.C. Honored for his meritorious contributions to international marine technology standards, Ghosh has been ASTM International and Committee F25 member since 2009 and specializes in ship modification, operation, and maintenance as well as research and development for marine environmental projects. Read More

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ASTM Committee Approves Standard for accreditation bodies.

April 3, 2013

ASTM D7495, Specification for Minimum Requirements for Accreditation Bodies That Accredit Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials, has been developed by Subcommittee D04.95 on Quality Control, Inspection, and Testing Agencies. In addition to definitions of important terms, ASTM D7495 contains guidance on role of personnel at accreditation bodies, accreditation process, proficiency testing requirements, and assessment reports. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover CO2 storage and telecom facilities.

April 3, 2013

CSA Z741-2012, Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide promotes environmentally safe and long-term containment of carbon dioxide in way that minimizes risks to environment and human health. Standard is primarily applicable to saline aquifers and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs. ANSI/SCTE 186 2012, Product Environmental Requirements for Cable Telecommunications Facilities was created to enhance energy efficiency by defining physical, environmental, electrical, and sustainability requirements. Read More

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Student Rocket Contest achieves record turnout.

April 3, 2013

On May 11, students from across the country will meet to decide winner of world's largest student rocket contest. Team America Rocketry Challenge encourages students to advance their education and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. In year of record turnout, attracting 725 teams, only top 100 will proceed to compete in final fly-off. Students will compete for national title, more than $60,000 in scholarships, and chance to participate in NASA’s Student Launch Initiative. Read More

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AIA Names Micah Edmond assistant VP of Industrial Base Policy.

April 3, 2013

As an executive with 15+ years experience in senior advisory positions with Department of Defense, on the Hill, and in private sector, Micah Edmond joined AIA as assistant vice president of Industrial Base Policy. He will report to Christian Marrone, vice president of National Security and Acquisition Policy, and be responsible for managing AIA's work in support of defense industrial base, including suppliers that rely on AIA for advocacy in this area. Read More

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NSC accepting nominations for Rising Stars of Safety.

April 3, 2013

Presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, NSC Rising Stars of Safety recognizes individuals younger than 40 who have distinguished themselves by improving workplace safety. Individuals must display creative and innovative approaches to safety. Candidates must also have 5 or more years of direct safety experience and a foundation of safety oversight. Council invites organizations to submit nomination form on behalf of an employee who demonstrates safety leadership. Read More

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ANSI Welcomes 7 New Members in March 2013.

April 3, 2013

In March 2013, ANSI welcomed AGS Devices Ltd.; The Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade; Equalitas Certifications Limited; NANA Development Corporation; National Association of Manufacturers; Sodexo, Inc.; and VMWare as new members. ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia said members gain access to information and BI not available anywhere else and can build relationships that empower them with voice and influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions. Read More

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EPA SAB Announces Panel to review hydraulic fracturing research.

April 3, 2013

U.S. EPA's independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. Comprising 31 independent experts, this panel will peer review EPA's 2014 draft report of results for its national study on potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to peer review, SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA research in open and transparent manner. Read More

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Research Management Environment serves scientists worldwide.

April 3, 2013

Along with strategic investment in colwiz, Ltd. (colwiz), American Chemical Society (ACS) announced launch of ACS ChemWorx. This research collaboration system is designed to integrate all facets of researcher's work life. Every step – from forming initial concept, to exchanging documents and literature references with network of global collaborators, to assembling resulting research findings with coauthors – can be performed within secure and interoperable environment. Read More

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AAMA launches Facebook page.

April 3, 2013

Dedicated to AAMA Scholarship Program and Partner Program, Facebook page will be a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding both programs. Page will also provide another avenue for AAMA to stay connected with members, as well as prospective applicants and previous years’ award winners. Facebook launch is the third phase in establishing AAMA’s social networking presence, following LinkedIn® discussion groups and launch of Twitter account. Read More

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RIA Webinar will explore robotics fundamentals.

April 3, 2013

National Robotics Week: Fundamentals of Robotics webinar, due to take place April 11, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EDT, will describe different kinds of robots, their suitability for various applications, and integration methodologies. Also, webinar will feature proven solutions that will illustrate cell design with precise and fast real-time multitasking coordination of conveyors, racks, bins, and peripheral equipment. Read More