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NTSB makes safety recommendations to AASHTO.

According to NTSB, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials should work with FHA to establish performance and selection guidelines for bridge owners to use to develop objective warrants for high-performance Test Level Four, Five, and Six bridge railings applicable to new construction and rehabilitation projects where railing replacement is determined to be appropriate....

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U.S.-India SCCP Workshop focused on tall building fire safety.

Held in New Delhi, India on November 4, ANSI convened the first in a series of workshops to be held under U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program that focused on improving codes and standards for fire safety in tall buildings. Approximately 30 representatives of U.S./Indian organizations participated in discussions pertaining to fire safety principles, role of safety standards,...

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Inspector General gives NTSB clean financial report.

For seventh consecutive year, NTSB's financial statements received unqualified opinion from Department of Transportation Inspector General. Results are from audit conducted on Safety Board's financial statements for Fiscal Year 2009. Recently, the Government Accountability Office issued a report finding that NTSB has fully implemented or made significant progress in adopting leading management...

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BSA opens 2010 convention registration and website.

BSA has opened registration for its 2010 Annual Convention, to take place May 1-4, 2010, at Naples Grande Beach Resort, in Naples, FL. Themed, A Look Back to Step Ahead, it will recognize and build on BSA's 44 yr of industry leadership and look ahead to new opportunities/markets in recovering economy. Convention website includes video highlighting previous conventions and preview of this year's...

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ASHRAE and IES standard addresses energy efficient building design.

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings provides minimum requirements for energy-efficient design of buildings. It features 15 proposed agenda, open for public review, including addendum cd which would require active exterior control and bilevel control for all-night applications. Also included are addendum bn for orientation of...

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AWWA Webcast covers backflow prevention.

On Wednesday, December 9, AWWA will host webcast which will utilize case studies to summarize regulatory framework for backflow prevention and cross-connection control, as well as water utility responsibilities. Webcast attendees will learn how to formulate specific plans for superior backflow prevention program, apply cross-connection control procedures to reduce contamination risks, and employ...

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U.S. Farmers continue to favor biotech crop varieties.

Despite statistics, report titled Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years, claims farmers are increasingly critical of GE crops. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. farmers have embraced biotech varieties of soybeans, cotton, and corn at rate of 91%, 88%, and 85%, respectively. Agricultural biotechnology allows farmers...

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ASTM International gains certification capabilities.

At its October 27-28, 2009 meeting, ASTM's board of directors authorized ASTM's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative, offers opportunity for certification of products - materials, products, services, systems - as well as personnel. Potential benefits include increased confidence, reliable product...

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Medical Device Database offers access to 1,300 standards.

Developed jointly by ANSI, AAMI, ASTM International, and DIN, Medical Device Standards Portal provides single source for critical documents from AAMI, ASTM DIN, US FDA, IEC, and ISO, as well as applicable European regulations. All documents are available fully indexed and in .pdf format. Users can add comments directly into standards, share analysis with others, receive notifications when...

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IPC Study forecasts growth in EMS industry through 2013.

According to IPC, 2008-2009 Analysis and Forecast for EMS Industry predicts global EMS market will grow at annual average rate of 8.1% until 2013 as world economies recover. Report provides general business metrics on sample of participating companies from North America, Europe, and Asia. It details trends in sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served,...

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