Search Icon White

Did You Know?


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.

UL Webinar Explains Writing HFE Reports for FDA Submission
UL, an ANSI member and audited designator, has a free archived webinar available for all interested stakeholders on the basics of preparing a human factors engineers (HFE) report for submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The one-hour webinar includes three components:

- Basic information on preparing an HFE report

- Lessons learned by the presenters in writing and defending HFE reports on behalf of clients

- Question-and-answer session from the event's live recording

Listeners will hear about the benefits of a concise and illustrated document with objective reporting, as well as the importance of starting HFE reporting early and dedicating enough resources to produce an effective end-product.

Learn more and access the free webinar on UL's website.

NFPA's New Policy Institute to Provide Safety Guidance and Information to Policymakers
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an ANSI member and audited designator, has announced the launch of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute. The Policy Institute's purpose is to guide policymakers in the best approaches for preserving citizens' safety.

"We have made tremendous progress in reducing loss from fire since NFPA's inception, but we are painfully reminded every day that there is more to be done," said NFPA president Jim Pauley.

The Institute will provide recommended practices, proposed solutions, and other guidance to policymakers, supporting effective fire prevention and protection systems. It will be led by Meghan Housewright, who previously served in NFPA's government affairs office.

Learn more in the NFPA news item.

TIA to Host Webinar on the Virtualization of Broadcast Media
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has announced an upcoming webinar that outlines the changing world of broadcast media and how it is adapting to include new types of content.

Virtualizing Media Broadcast: TV Transformed will address the virtualization of media at multiple points throughout its distribution and delivery network. Attendees will learn about the technologies needed for the virtualization of media, including network, master control centers, and edge device delivery.

The free webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 18, at 11 a.m. ET. See TIA's website for more information and to register.

IEEE Report Examines Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Modern Families
IEEE, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has released a new report on how artificial intelligence (AI) may impact the lives of today's "Generation Alpha" kids (born between 2010 and 2025). Information was gathered through a survey of millennial parents, revealing how they think growing up with AI will affect their children.

The survey showed that millennial parents see AI technology as a huge part of their children's lives - and their own. The majority of respondents (63 percent) would prefer to have AI technology help them live independently in their old age, rather than relying on their children. Parents also see the benefit of having AI technology assist their children in their schoolwork, with 74 percent saying they would consider using a tutor powered by AI. Even pets may be affected: 48 percent of respondents indicated that they would be more likely to get a robot pet instead of a real pet if their child requested one.

See more results from the survey in the IEEE news item.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


[email protected]

Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


[email protected]