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ANSI Opens Registration for 2016 webinar courses.

To be offered in 2016, ANSI courses –-  ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat and Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization - –- fulfill training requirement affecting ANSI-delegated ISO Secretariats as well as ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators to ISO.- A 90 min, 2016 ANSI-accredited U.S....

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ANAB acquires Laboratory Accreditation Bureau.

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has acquired Accreditation Services Bureau, doing business as Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B). Like ANAB, L-A-B provides accreditation based on international standards for testing and calibration laboratories. Acquisition will allow ANAB to better serve broader base of customers and meet growing market demand for accreditation services, while...

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NIST Issues Notice of manufacturing innovation institute funding.

Notice of Intent, issued by NIST,- pertains to funding of- up to- 2 institutes as part of National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). For its first institutes, Commerce Department will provide up to $70 million per institute over 5–7 years. Both institutes are expected to become self-sustainable within established time period of said award. According to NIST Director Willie E. May,...

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AASHTO Approves Schedule for installing roadway safety devices.

AASHTO approved schedule for implementing use of roadside safety hardware devices – guardrails, crash cushions, etc – on National Highway System that meet new crash-testing standards. Members voted in support of said schedule, which will require new and replacement installations of roadside safety hardware on National Highway System to meet crash-testing standards laid out in AASHTO Manual...

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Electrical Manufacturers applaud ITA Expansion Agreement.

U.S. and more than 50 countries have reached final agreement on the pace of tariff reduction and elimination for products being added to the WTO Information Technology Agreement as of July 1, 2016. Under terms of expansion agreement, the U.S., EU, China, Japan, Korea, and others will progressively eliminate customs import duties on more than 200 types of information and communication technology...

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IPC commends Senate passage of Frank R. Lautenberg Act.

According to statement by John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO, IPC commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697). IPC appreciates the bipartisan leadership of U.S. Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM) for sponsoring this legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which needs to be modernized to...

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AASHTO renews alliance to improve safety in work zones.

AASHTO is renewing alliance with OSHA, NIOSH, and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to make construction work zones safer. During 5-year agreement, Alliance will continue to work with member state DOT officials, paramedics, police officers, truck drivers, and other work zone visitors to share information about traffic management techniques; how to prevent construction equipment...

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AIA welcomes House vote on R&D tax credit extension.

AIA welcomes House vote to permanently extend research and development tax credit which lapsed at the end of 2014. This credit supports companies that invest working capital in basic research and in applied research aimed at the creation or improvement of products. More than 70% of the credit is used to fund salaries of R&D workers who hold- high-quality jobs that fuel the national economy,...

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IPC applauds passage of Tax Extenders Bill.

IPC is applauding U.S. Congress for enacting meaningful tax reform legislation, including making the research and development tax credit permanent. Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act would revive more than 50 temporary tax provisions that expired in 2014, including some important IPC priorities. Bill also includes permanent enhanced expensing for smaller manufacturers, providing annual...

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ANSI Summarizes Scope of Activities currently underway.

Activities underway within ANSI Federation of members and partners include collaboration of ANSI Accredited Standards Developers ASIS International and RIMS on American National Standard (ANS) for enterprise-wide risk management, ANSI/ASIS/RIMS RA.12015, Risk Assessment; AIIM report on frequency and severity of data-related incidents and their impacts; NFPA safety tips for hover boards; as well...

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