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Spring Holidays Get a Boost from Standards
New York April 18, 2014

During Easter and Passover, food, drink, and decorations play an important part in maintaining traditions and ensuring that celebrants have a holiday to remember. And whether you’re Jewish, Christian, a member of another religion, or not religious at all, voluntary consensus standards will be there to support holiday celebrations of all kinds.
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People on the Move
New York April 18, 2014

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community. In this issue: Dona Douglas, Bart W. Berneche, and Jerry B. Tanner.
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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Field of Activity on Feed Machinery
New York April 17, 2014

The new field of technical activity would focus on standardization work associated with feed machinery, include single feed machines, processing systems, and production lines involved in the processing of livestock, poultry, and other types of animal feed. All responses are due to ANSI by May 30, 2014.
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Last Chance to Submit to 2014 ANSI Student Paper Competition
All Entries Must Be Received by April 30
New York April 16, 2014

The theme of the 2014 competition is How are standards and conformity assessment critical components in addressing emerging business challenges? The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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ISO and IEC Publish Revised Guidance Document Covering the Inclusion of Safety Aspects in Standards
New York April 15, 2014

The new edition, which both cancels and replaces the second edition of the guide, provides additional details on risk reduction considerations and has an increased focus on the safety needs of vulnerable consumers, as well as updated terminology.
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New April 25 Deadline for Comments on EPA Guidelines for Use of Ecolabels for Sustainable Federal Purchasing
New York April 14, 2014

The EPA’s draft guidelines cover procedures for the development of environmental performance standards for products, the criteria for environmental preferability associated with a given standard or ecolabel and rules for related conformity assessment, and general management and organizational practices associated with ecolabeling programs.
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Paper Competition Announced for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2014
Submissions Addressing “Standards Level the Playing Field” are Due by August 8
New York April 11, 2014

The theme for this year’s paper competition, Standards Level the Playing Field, reflects the important role that voluntary consensus standards play in support of trade and economic growth in today’s increasingly global economy.
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Did You Know?
New York April 11, 2014

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. In this issue: SES, ASME, AAMVA, and CREATe.org.
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ISO 9001 and the Public Sector: Two New Documents, One Big Benefit and Millions of Happy Citizens
New York April 10, 2014

ISO has published two new documents for public sector bodies.
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U.S. Stakeholders Encouraged to Attend Global Cities Summit in Toronto on May 15-16
New York April 9, 2014

The summit will provide participants with the opportunity to engage proactively with other stakeholders, discussing challenges, innovations, and partnerships associated with the pursuit of sustainable futures for tomorrow’s cities. The theme of this year’s event is Getting on Track: Sustainable & Inclusive Prosperity for Cities, and will include panels on a variety of related subjects.
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