[Ncits] Fwd: [incits-chairs] ANSI weekly newsletter - What's New? - 2008-08-18

Dan Nagle dannagle at verizon.net
Mon Aug 25 13:24:54 EDT 2008



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> Date: August 25, 2008 1:18:50 PM EDT
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> Subject: [incits-chairs] ANSI weekly newsletter - What's New? -  
> 2008-08-18
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> From: Whats_ New [mailto:Whats_New at ansi.org]
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> Subject: ANSI weekly newsletter - What's New? - 2008-08-18
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> August 18, 2008
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> What’s New?
> What’s New? is a weekly, electronic newsletter produced and  
> distributed free of charge to the members and constituents of the  
> American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  For a complete  
> listing of ANSI news and events, please visit our website,ANSI  
> Online. >>>
>
> Standards Capture the Gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics
>
> A special feature on standards in athletic competition
> HEADLINES
> A summary of this issue’s top stories…
>
> President Bush Signs Landmark Consumer Product Safety Bill (August  
> 18, 2008)
> HR 4040, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, was  
> signed into law by President George W. Bush late last week. Among  
> many initiatives to bolster consumer product safety, the Act  
> establishes required safety standards for toys and all-terrain  
> vehicles, and enforces the mandatory testing and certification of  
> children’s products by accredited third-party conformity assessment  
> bodies.
> more...
>
> ANSI Teams with European Standards Organizations to Co-Organize  
> Conference on Supporting Transatlantic Trade (August 18, 2008)
> “Supporting Transatlantic Trade – Standards and Conformance for  
> Business and Regulators” will foster a dialogue regarding the use of  
> standards and compliance programs as tools that will facilitate the  
> free flow of goods and services between the United States and Europe.
> more...
>
> Public Comments Now Accepted on Revisions to Draft Standard for  
> Trial Use Procedures (August 15, 2008)
> The ANSI Executive Standards Council has announced a proposed  
> revision to the procedures contained in Annex B: Draft American  
> National Standards for trial use of the ANSI Essential Requirements:  
> Due process requirements for American National Standards. The  
> proposal is open for public comment until September 15.
> more...
> ISO and IEC Members Give Go Ahead on ISO/IEC DIS 29500 (August 15,  
> 2008)
> The two ISO and IEC technical boards have given the go-ahead to  
> publish ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology – Office Open XML  
> formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard after appeals by four  
> national standards bodies against the approval of the document  
> failed to garner sufficient support.
> more...
>
> Fall ANSI Caucus Season to Open with Speaker David Acheson (August  
> 14, 2008)
> Following a summer-long hiatus, ANSI has announced that monthly  
> Caucus events will recommence on Friday, September 5 with featured  
> speaker Dr. David Acheson, the associate commissioner of foods for  
> the Food and Drug Administration.
> more...
> ANSI Launches Monthly Teleconference Series on Reducing Duplication  
> in Chemicals Standards Development (August 13, 2008)
> ANSI has announced the launch of a series of monthly teleconferences  
> on “Reducing Duplication and Proliferation in Chemicals Standards  
> Development.” The teleconferences will address this issue and build  
> upon the work currently underway within the ANSI/NAM Network on  
> Chemical Regulation.
> more...
> Seniors Stay Safe with Standards and Conformity Assessment Programs  
> for Physical Safety and Financial Security (August 12, 2008)
> Whether aimed at reducing the risk of falls or other dangers faced  
> by the elderly, standards can help to protect the safety and well- 
> being of aging Americans.
> more...
> People on the Move
> People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization,  
> highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and  
> contributions to the standards community. In this issue: Dr. Nina  
> McClelland, Debra K. Brunk, and Thomas J. Gibson.
>
> PUBLIC POLICY
> Federal Register notices of potential interest …
>
> Standards and Trade Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register,  
> July 26 – August 9, 2008
>
> National Cooperative Research and Production Act Notices from the  
> U.S. Federal Register, July 26 – August 8, 2008
>
> PUBLICATIONS
> Take advantage of more great information…
>
> Standards Action – August 15, 2008
> The latest issue of ANSI’s key public review vehicle.
>
> 2006-2007 Annual Report
> The theme, today | tomorrow, speaks to ANSI’s commitment to enabling  
> solutions that will support long term growth.
>
> Check out our other publications and documents of interest.
> CALENDAR
> Please check the Events Section of ANSI Online regularly for updated  
> and new event information.
> Supporting Transatlantic Trade: Standards and Conformance for  
> Business and Regulators
> Washington, DC
> September 24, 2008
>
> World Standards Week 2008
> Bethesda, Maryland
> October 20–23, 2008
> U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2008
> Intelligent and Sustainable Buildings
> Washington, DC
> October 23, 2008
>
> TRAINING
> It’s always a good time to learn more…
>
> For a complete list of ANSI’s upcoming Education and Training  
> Courses, please see the Schedule of Upcoming Open Sessions.
>
> CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
> As a service to our members and constituents in the U.S. standards  
> and conformity assessment community, ANSI provides an online network  
> connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified  
> career-minded individuals.
>
> Openings are frequently available in ANSI’s New York and Washington,  
> DC, offices. For more information or to submit your qualifications,  
> visit the Career Opportunities Section of ANSI Online.
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> Learn more about this issue’s featured package:
> ISO 14644 - Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments Package
>
> This package provides guidelines for classifications of air  
> cleanliness, airborne molecular contamination, specifications for  
> testing and testing methods, cleanrooms construction design, start- 
> up, using and operating a cleanroom, separative devices used in  
> association with cleanrooms, and biocontamination control.
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