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Manufacturing Day Producers collaborate with CME.

August 13, 2015

Co-producers of Manufacturing DaySM announced a collaboration with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters to expand the annual celebration of manufacturing across North America. CME declared October as Manufacturing Month in Canada and the organization is committed to supporting the development of manufacturing open house events across all provinces throughout the month. This includes the development of special plant tour guides created specifically for manufacturers in each of the provinces. Read More

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NEMA Application Guide covers electric fire pump controllers.

August 13, 2015

NEMA has published NEMA ICS 14-2015 Application Guide for Electric Fire Pump Controllers. Emphasis of guidelines is to stress those considerations specific to fire pump installations. Last published in 2010, guide was developed by NEMA 1IS SC10 Technical Subcommittee. Standard has been updated to reflect latest codes from the National Fire Protection Association. Read More

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Standards aid accessibility on 25th Anniversary of ADA.

August 13, 2015

While Americans with Disabilities Act enables equal opportunity in employment, state/local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, several standards help ensure that buildings are accessible to people who work in them. For example, ICC/ANSI A117.7 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities is an American National Standard that supports the disabled by providing technical criteria for making sites, facilities, buildings, and elements accessible. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Seeks Reviewers for updated pump standards.

August 13, 2015

Hydraulic Institute (HI), under approval of American National Standards Institute (ANSI), seeks qualified individuals in North America to participate in reviewing updated draft of Standard ANSI/HI 10.1-10.5 Air-Operated Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation and ANSI/HI 10.6 Air-Operated Pump Tests. Standards apply to positive displacement air operated pumps, including but not limited to diaphragm and bellows pumps. Read More

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Policy Conference, Training will focus on ISO/IEC standards.

August 13, 2015

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released agendas for full-day conference and half-day training course, "Using and referencing ISO and IEC standards to support public policy." These events will take place November 2–3, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to attend and read more about relationship between ISO and IEC standards and public policy. Read More

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ANSI to hold Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshop.

August 12, 2015

Scheduled for Sept 29–30, Certificate Issuers’ Accreditation Workshop is designed to introduce stakeholders to American National Standard ASTM E265909 and the requirements for developing a quality education/training course that has an assessment at the end to determine if learning outcomes have been achieved. It will cover such areas as: terminology, significance and use of the standard, requirements for certificate issuers, and certificate program and certificate issuance and use. Read More

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ASC Promotes Adhesives at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.

August 12, 2015

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will attend PACK EXPO Las Vegas (September 28–30, 2015) in Las Vegas, NV and participate in PACK EXPO Partner Pavilion to promote benefits of using adhesives to innovate product packaging. In addition to working to connect attendees with ASC members in attendance, ASC will provide information on training, market data, and trends via its booth (C-1251). According to ASC President Matthew E. Croson, this will mark ASC's fifth time exhibiting at PACK EXPO. Read More

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CAS announces 2015 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry.

August 12, 2015

CAS's 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry include 20 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers that will have an exclusive opportunity to share their insights on information and workflow needs of scientists around the world, and to help develop innovative strategies to ensure these needs are met. CAS also introduces SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Alumni program, which welcomes back past participants to continue to help shape future of chemistry-related information. Read More

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People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization.

August 12, 2015

IPC, a member of ANSI, has named Philip Carmichael as its president – Asia. ICC has chosen Robert A. Neale as vice president of fire service activities, Christopher E. Ochoa as vice president of government relations for federal activities, and Bryan J. Soukup as manager of government relations for the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, ITI announced that John Lenhart will serve as its director of global policy for China, and CRSI has named David McDonald as its interim president. Read More

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Manufacturing Day welcomes SPI as Silver sponsor.

August 11, 2015

Roster of Manufacturing DaySM sponsors grows again as SPI-The Plastics Industry Trade Association, recently pledged their support to this national movement at the Silver level. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating awareness-raising activities at a variety of locations across the country on October 2, 2015. Read More

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Statistics show slight increase in fatal aviation accidents.

August 11, 2015

According to NTSB's preliminary statistics, fatal general aviation accidents increased slightly from 222 in 2013 to 253 in 2014, and overall number of general aviation accidents decreased slightly from 1,224 in 2013 to 1,221 in 2014. Despite reporting fewer accidents, accident rate for general aviation aircraft increased from 6.26 per 100,000 flight hours in previous year to 6.74 in 2014. There were 28 accidents involving Part 121 operations and 4 involving scheduled Part 135 operations. Read More

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ANSI announces winners of 2015 Student Paper Competition.

August 11, 2015

ANSI and its Committee on Education have announced winners of the 2015 ANSI student paper competition with theme of "Standards Inspire Innovation." Shane Arlington of New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology won first-place for his paper titled "Consensus Standards Drove Automotive Fuel Innovation," while William Gabler of North Carolina State University came in second-place for his paper titled "Building Community: Innovation through Consensus." Read More

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USA's Top Truck Drivers will compete in St. Louis over 3 days.

August 10, 2015

Hosted by American Trucking Associations, 78th annual "Super Bowl of Safety," 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, will take place in St. Louis. From August 13–15, 431 competitors from 50 states will strive to place in 8 classes and win title of Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. Breakfast of Champions precedes 3 days of competition involving challenging driving course and other tests of safety/industry knowledge. Read More

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Circle of Mentorship renews talent at NREL.

August 10, 2015

Mentors constantly find ways to keep the lab connected with new talent. Over time, a "circle of mentoring" begins to grow. Such a network is expanding across NREL through the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program for undergraduates, Research Participant Program for interns and postdoctoral researchers, and other NREL internship avenues. Within this space, relationships grow stronger, and a rising generation of scientists, business experts, and support staff emerges to enrich NREL. Read More

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EPA Proposes Stronger Standards for people applying pesticides.

August 10, 2015

To reduce harm from misapplication of toxic pesticides and ensure consistent protection among states, U.S. EPA proposes stronger standards for those who apply restricted-use pesticides.  People who apply such pesticides will be required to be at least 18 years old, and certifications would have to be renewed every 3 years. Additional efforts include requiring additional specialized licensing for certain methods and training for those working under supervision of certified applicators. Read More

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Arch Coal Subsidiaries will atone for Clean Water Act violations.

August 10, 2015

As announced by U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Arch Coal Inc. and 14 of its subsidiaries under International Coal Group Inc. (ICG) agreed to conduct upgrades to their operations to ensure Clean Water Act compliance. This settlement resolves hundreds of Clean Water Act violations related to illegal discharges of pollutants at coal mines in KY, PA, MD, VA, and WV. Companies will also pay a $2 million civil penalty. Read More

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AASHTO congratulates Greg Nadeau.

August 10, 2015

AASHTO congratulates Greg Nadeau on his confirmation as Federal Highway Administrator. According to Bud Wright, Greg Nadeau is a proven leader who knows first-hand how to run a transportation agency on the state and federal levels. Greg is also a valued partner, who has teamed with AASHTO to develop practical transportation policies, advance safety, and implement new cutting-edge technologies. Read More

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PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO boast 50 partnerships.

August 10, 2015

The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Pharma EXPO in 2015, boasting partnerships with 50 organizations. With 30,000 attendees expected, partners will enjoy the opportunity to network with processing, packaging, and pharmaceutical professionals and other like-minded associations. At present, 38 organizations will partner with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, while 12 organizations have joined Pharma EXPO Partner and Media Partner Programs. Read More

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ICALEO 2015 to show how lasers are revolutionizing the world.

August 7, 2015

Scheduled for Oct 18–22, International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics will focus on biomedical laser applications and provide continued opportunities for presenters to have their papers peer-reviewed. Event will include Laser Materials Processing Conference, Laser Microprocessing Conference, and Nanomanufacturing Conference, as well as Business Forum covering topics such as Status and Development of Laser Market and Successes of Laser Welding in a Job Shop.
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NEMA reaffirms NEMA ICS 1.3 preventive maintenance standard.

August 7, 2015

NEMA reaffirmed NEMA ICS 1.3 Preventive Maintenance of Industrial Control and Systems Equipment. This standards publication covers fundamental principles, safety precautions, and common guidelines for preventive maintenance of NEMA Industrial Automation Control Products and Systems Section (1IS). Last reaffirmed in 2009, standard was developed by the 1IS SC1/SC2 Technical Subcommittee. Read More