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ISO and IEC Publish Revised Guidance Document Covering the Inclusion of Safety Aspects in Standards
New York April 15, 2014

The new edition, which both cancels and replaces the second edition of the guide, provides additional details on risk reduction considerations and has an increased focus on the safety needs of vulnerable consumers, as well as updated terminology.
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New April 25 Deadline for Comments on EPA Guidelines for Use of Ecolabels for Sustainable Federal Purchasing
New York April 14, 2014

The EPA’s draft guidelines cover procedures for the development of environmental performance standards for products, the criteria for environmental preferability associated with a given standard or ecolabel and rules for related conformity assessment, and general management and organizational practices associated with ecolabeling programs.
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Paper Competition Announced for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2014
Submissions Addressing “Standards Level the Playing Field” are Due by August 8
New York April 11, 2014

The theme for this year’s paper competition, Standards Level the Playing Field, reflects the important role that voluntary consensus standards play in support of trade and economic growth in today’s increasingly global economy.
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Did You Know?
New York April 11, 2014

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. In this issue: SES, ASME, AAMVA, and CREATe.org.
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ISO 9001 and the Public Sector: Two New Documents, One Big Benefit and Millions of Happy Citizens
New York April 10, 2014

ISO has published two new documents for public sector bodies.
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U.S. Stakeholders Encouraged to Attend Global Cities Summit in Toronto on May 15-16
New York April 9, 2014

The summit will provide participants with the opportunity to engage proactively with other stakeholders, discussing challenges, innovations, and partnerships associated with the pursuit of sustainable futures for tomorrow’s cities. The theme of this year’s event is Getting on Track: Sustainable & Inclusive Prosperity for Cities, and will include panels on a variety of related subjects.
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ANSI Product Certification Training Workshops Scheduled for August 7–8 and November 11–12
New York April 8, 2014

These two-day workshops are designed to introduce interested stakeholders to the international standard ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services, the international benchmark for product certification.
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ANSI Introduces Students to Standards at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Institute’s Interactive Exhibit Will Showcase the Broad Impact of Standards on Everyday Life
New York April 7, 2014

On April 26-27, 2014, ANSI will present an exhibit at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, DC, showing K-12 students, teachers, and other attendees just how ubiquitous and important standards are to every facet of their lives via hands-on toy displays and fun graphic representations.
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People on the Move
New York April 4, 2014

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community. In this issue: Karen Boehme and Lindsay Johnston.
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ANSI Holds Fourth Workshop under U.S.-China SCCP, Announces Plans for Future Workshops
New York April 4, 2014

The workshop, one of 20 scheduled to be held over three years, covered issues related to chemical exposure, chemical regulations in China, test methods for relevant products, and new product testing requirements, among other topics.
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