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Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation of members and partners, highlighting recent accomplishments and new resources related to standardization.

Upcoming SES Webinar to Focus on NFPA's New Technology Applications
The next webinar hosted by SES - The Society for Standards Professionals will focus on a range of interactive digital products that support the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA's) content strategies and business models. The event will feature NFPA product manager Angela Burke, and is scheduled for February 18 2015, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET.

These webinars are offered free of charge to all current SES members and ANSI full member technical contacts; participation costs $50 for non-members. Additional information is available on the SES website.

New Report Outlines Standards Trends and Market Size
Outsell Inc., a private research and advisory firm, has released a new report, Standards: 2014 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends. A comprehensive update to their 2013 report, the publication details standards-related issues of interest to many members of the standardization community in the U.S. and abroad. The 30-page report includes an analysis of recent market performance and growth, obstacles that standards developers and retailers may face in the coming months and years, eight organizations at the helm of changes in the standards space, and an optimal strategy for growth in 2015.

The full report is available for purchase in PDF format on Outsell's website. ANSI members and affiliates are eligible to receive a 30% discount on the cost of the report. To take advantage of this discount, enter promotional code 127801at online checkout. .

PHI Protection Network to Hold Data Protection Conference on February 19
The PHI Protection Network (PPN) has announced that it will hold a conference on approaches to safeguarding protected health information (PHI). The third-annual PHI Protection Network Conference will bring together senior privacy, compliance, and security officers to share best practices in managing and protecting healthcare data, with actionable takeaways for healthcare organizations. Hundreds of attendees are expected to attend, including compliance executives, healthcare providers, and representatives of government, legal, and technology organizations.

The event will be held on February 19, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim in Orange, California. To register, visit PPN's conference website. All ANSI members are eligible for a 50% discount on the cost of attendance when they use the online code PHI2015..

New Report by The Vision Council Sheds Light on Risk of Eye Strain
The Vision Council, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has released a new report indicating that the vast majority of Americans are at risk for digital eye strain. Nearly 95 percent of Americans spend two or more hours each day on digital devices, the report found, which can lead to irritated and dry eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, and headaches - all characteristics of digital eye strain.

The report provides data on digital device use for each generation, including Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers, as well as children. It also includes suggestions on how to relieve digital eye strain and maintain healthy vision.

To learn more and to access the report, see The Vision Council's news release.

William Frick & Co. Applies for ANSI Accredited Standards Developer Status
William Frick & Co., customer-driven manufacturer of printed products, has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (SDO) and proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on William Frick & Co. -sponsored ANS. William Frick & Co.'s proposed scope of standards activity is standards related to design and layout for the manufacturing of labels, tags, and identification products.

For questions or comments, contact Chad Svastisalee, creative director, William Frick & Co. (847.918.3701; [email protected]). Please submit any comments to William Frick & Co. by March 16, 2015, with a copy to [email protected]. You may view or download a copy of William Frick & Co.'s proposed operating procedures from ANSI Online during the public review period at


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