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Did You Know?

New York, Dec 25, 2009

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.

CAP Institute Offers Digital Pathology Demonstration Learning Activities
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has launched a free online digital pathology series that demonstrates how digital imaging can aid the work of pathologists.

Offered by the CAP Institute for the Advancement of the Pathology Specialty, the learning activities detail how emerging technologies in digital imaging allow pathologists to review images from outside locations; provide real time support for consultation cases; easily archive images sent for consultation; use image analysis tools, computer assisted diagnostic algorithms, and other advanced analytic tools; and enhance presentations for tumor boards.

To learn more, visit the CAP Institute site.

SIA To Conduct Field Studies on Physical Security and Security Project Management
The Security Industry Association (SIA), an ANSI organizational member, is launching its first field studies of the Physical Security Body of Knowledge and the Security Project Management Body of Knowledge.

The SIA Education Department welcomes the contributions of people in the security industry who want to provide their points of view and information about the skills and knowledge necessary to do their work or supervise others. Interested stakeholders should email to request the Physical Security Field Study or to participate in the Security Project Management Field Study, by January 21, 2010.

For more information, see the SIA news release.

NFPA Redesigns Children’s Website on Fire Safety
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an ANSI member and audited designator, has announced the redesign of the Sparky the Fire Dog website to include more interactive features.

The new design provides interactive games, printable coloring sheets (including several in Spanish), escape-planning grids, short animated videos, and other features to entertain children while educating them on the fundamentals of fire safety.

To learn more, see the NFPA news release, or visit

ISA Offers Podcasts on Tree Care Information
The International Society of Aboriculture (ISA), an ANSI member, offers a series of free podcasts on its site for professional arborists and all other interested stakeholders. The sessions detail current research-based information on proper tree care.

Listeners will hear talks from researchers, educators, and practioners on a variety of topics, from wind-load assessment for ornamental trees to the effects of root pruning and planting depth on tree health.

For more information or to listen to the free podcasts, visit ISA’s website.

TAPPI Approved as ANSI Accredited Standards Developer
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council has approved the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), a full ANSI organizational member, as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on proposed American National Standards, effective December 15, 2009.

For additional information, contact Charles Bohanan, TAPPI director of standards and awards (770.209.7276;

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