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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.

SAE Knowledge Hub Improves Access to Technical Resources
SAE International, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has enhanced its Knowledge Hubs to offer users easier access to technical information about emerging mobility technologies.

The Hubs platform compiles news articles, technical papers, publications, journals, books, training information, and event updates in the areas of advanced manufacturing, automated and connected, cybersecurity, and powertrain.

Read more and access free content on each of the four topic areas through SAE's website.

ASSE International Publishes White Paper on Scald Awareness
ASSE International, a chapter of ANSI member and audited designator IAPMO, is offering all stakeholders free access to its fifth white paper on scald awareness.

Recommended Installation Practices for Residential Storage Type Water Heaters to Reduce the Danger of Scalds outlines:

  • The most common causes of hot water scalds from improperly installed storage type water heaters

  • How scald injuries can be reduced through proper installation

  • Handling hot water distribution systems when replacing residential storage type water heaters

  • The dangers of replacing a water heating without knowing or checking how the new water heater affects the system

Learn more and download the paper through the ASSE International news release.

ASSP Offers Tips for a Safe and Effective Drone Surveillance Program
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has published a list of three steps that stakeholders can follow for the safe and effective use of a drone.

ASSP suggests that organizations employing a drone program establish standards, practices, and procedures on how work will be conducted and who is responsible. They should also conduct training with written and practice portions, and perform regular audits to assure that policies are followed and training is effective.

These tips can be applied to the utilities and construction industries in particular, where a drone's capture of aerial video can keep workers on the ground and eliminate the risks of conducting inspections from heights.

More details on these tips can be found in the ASSP news item.

ASME TechCast Interviews Bill Nye, the Science Guy
ASME, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, recently published an audio interview with "Bill Nye, the Science Guy" through its TechCast podcast.

William Sanford Nye, known as the Bill Nye, the Science Guy from his long-running PBS kids' science show, spoke with ASME's Mechanical Engineering editor-in-chief John Falcioni at a recent engineering festival for students. He offers his thoughts on workforce development and the latest technological trends in the seven-minute interview.

Listen to their conversation on ASME's website.


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