NFPA Participates in World Standards Day

Last week, NFPA was in Washington DC to participate in World Standards Day.  Denise Rockhill, NFPA’s staff liaison for Standards development, attended the ANSI business meeting and participated in the ANSI organizational member forum.

John Engler, past Michigan governor, was the featured speaker during the business meeting.  His presentation focused on the “graying of the workforce” and the importance of continuing to develop skilled trade workers in the United States in order for our country to be able to compete around the world.  Group discussions revolved around the need to bring younger workers into Standards development.

The organizational forum centered around legal issues (patent policies, copyright protection, new anti-trust procedures) and how these issues relate to standard development. Beginning in January 2015, end users will see anti-trust text added to all Standards documents.  Other topics included how members could promote and increase the understanding of Standards in their industry and ways to improve the flow, structure and readability of the Standards document.

Thanks to the 100+ ISO/TC 131 – fluid power systems and U.S. TAG volunteers for their dedication, hard work and diligence as they help make the fluid power industry and world a better place to work and live.  Click here if you would like to learn how to get involved in the fluid power systems Standards development.

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