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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.

April 25 SES Webinar on Standards Education
SES - The Society for Standardization Professionals will hold a webinar on "Why, What, and How on Education of Standards" on April 25 from 2 to 3:30 pm Eastern. Signe Annette Bogh of Dansk Standard will provide an introduction to different methods used to promote standards in education and share her views and experiences on how we can encourage more young people to participate in standardization in the future.

The webinar is offered free of charge to all current SES members and costs $50 for non-members. Under a reciprocal agreement between the two organizations, ANSI full member technical contacts are considered SES members and can take part in the webinar at no cost. To register for the webinar, click here. Register here.

USGBC Develops New Video Series on LEED v4 Credits
The U.S. Green Building Council, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has produced a new series of short videos that showcases LEED v4 credits.

The "There's a Credit for That" series addresses areas to earn LEED v4 credits, or points that are calculated in the evaluation of a building's environmental performance. The six-part series covers:

- Bicycle Facilities

- Rainwater Management

- Green Vehicles

- Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction

- Daylight


See the USGBC website to learn more, view the videos, and test your knowledge with a short quiz afterward.

SBCA Hosts Free Weekly Webinars
The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, hosts free webinars each Tuesday at 1 pm Central offering professional development and expert information on technical and legal issues, design, best practices, and other topics.

Some upcoming webinars include a three-part series called Truss Life. Part 1, to be held on May 8, will cover "Hiring Smarter for Production." Part 2, on June 12, is on "Coaching a Career Culture in Your Plant." Part 3, scheduled for July 31, will discuss "Having Crucial Conversations to Foster Success." Another upcoming webinar, set for June 5, will address "Building a Safety Culture in Your Plant." Attendees will learn about how to incorporate and balance safety and health with other core business processes, as well as the responsibilities that every employee must take to achieve a safety culture.

See SBCA's website to learn more and register for these and other free webinars.

Steel Joist Institute Archives Webinars on Demand
The Steel Joist Institute, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, offers all stakeholders free access to its library of webinars on demand.

30 free webinars are available at this time, with topics including:

- Bridging for Open Web Steel Joists

- Building Design - The Intelligent Approach

- Design of Steel Joists Roofs to Resist Uplift

- Economical Selection of Open Web steel Joists

- Engineering Ethics Today

- Joists 101: Steel Joists and Girders

- And many more.

A multiple choice quiz can also be purchased for each webinar for those interested in receiving professional development hours.

Learn more and access the free webinars on the Steel Joist Institute's website.

WQA Offers Resources on Lead and Drinking Water
The Water Quality Association (WQA), an ANSI member, offers numerous resources for consumers concerned about lead in drinking water. They include WQA's Frequently Asked Questions about lead, a technical fact sheet, and a search feature for products found to be effective at reducing lead in drinking water supply.

WQA advises consumers that lead can enter the home drinking water through lead service connections, lead solder used in copper piping, and brass fixtures. The organization suggests that a home or business's tap water should be tested at all points of use, including faucets, hoses, and water fountains.

To learn more and access the WQA's free resources, see the WQA news item.


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