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New ASSP Report Covers Women and Safety in the Workplace
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has released a new report on the challenges faced by women in the modern workplace.
"Women and Safety in the Modern Workplace: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Can Boost Safety, Productivity and Profitability" aims to help women advance into leadership positions in occupational safety and health, increase the availability of personal protective equipment for women, and reduce violence against women at work.
"Women make up nearly half of the global workforce and experience occupational risks differently than men," said ASSP president-elect Diana Stegall. "But safety interventions often take a one-size-fits-all approach. This report advocates for gender-specific solutions."
Read the full report on ASSP's website.
NSF Webinar to Explain Textiles Standards Certification
NSF International, an ANSI member and audited designator, has announced that it will hold a free webinar on the auditing and certification process related to standards for textiles.
The webinar, which is the first in a series on textile sustainability, will outline the fundamentals of the process steps for certification; information needed for each step; the scope certificates and transaction certificates; NSF's textile standards; and how the certificates are issued and should be managed effectively. Listeners will also hear from Nick Allen, traceability manager at Patagonia, to provide a brand perspective.
The free presentation will be held on April 30 at 11:00am EDT. See NSF's website to learn more and register.
TIA Webinar Series to Introduce TL 9000 to Supply Chain Managers and Professionals
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has launched a new webinar series on the TL 9000 standard for information communication technology supply chain management.
The free, four-part series will provide a comprehensive introduction to TL 9000, including its requirements and measurements, and how to apply it to supply chains to see positive results, from deficit reduction to improving efficiencies and lowering costs.
The first webinar will be held on April 30th at 1:00pm EST, continuing weekly for the next three Tuesdays. Read more and register at no cost on TIA's website.
ASME White Paper Explores Biomedical Engineering Innovations
ASME, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has produced a new white paper on biomedical engineering at the nation's top hospitals.
"Innovation on the Front Lines of Medicine," from ASME's Mechanical Engineering magazine, details how engineers at medical centers work with surgeons and clinicians to develop new solutions to real-world healthcare challenges. The paper also covers advanced modeling and simulation software in the development of new treatments; how mechanical engineering helps produce novel approaches to care; medical centers that use on-site engineering expertise; and changes in medical schooling to meet the needs of engineering in medicine.
Access the white paper at no cost on ASME's website.
InGenesis, Inc. Seeks Accreditation as a Developer of American National Standards
InGenesis, Inc., a new ANSI member, has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) and proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on InGenesis-sponsored American National Standards. InGenesis' proposed scope of standards activity is as follows:
Standardization in the field of healthcare administration will include classification, terminology and nomenclature, management practices and metrics that comprise the "business" operations among healthcare entities. Covered subjects would include healthcare supply chain, capital (financial) management, patient admission and discharge approaches, human resource management specific to healthcare management, facilities management specific to healthcare facilities", and all other non-clinical organizational support functions. These practices and metrics will be limited to staff and operational management of healthcare entities. For the purposes of this committee's work, this proposal identifies healthcare entities as those organizations "whose principal operations consist of agreeing to provide health care services and entities whose primary activities are the planning, organization, and oversight of such entities, such as parent or holding companies of healthcare providers.
To obtain a copy of InGenesis' application and proposed operating procedures or to offer comments, please contact Veronica Muzquiz Edwards, InGenesis, Inc. CEO (210.366.0033 ext. 333; firstname.lastname@example.org). Comments on the proposal should be submitted by May 20, 2019, with a copy the ExSC Recording Secretary in ANSI's New York Office (Jthompso@ANSI.org).