ANSI/ASSE Z359.7-2011

Qualification and Verification Testing of Fall Protection Products

American Society of Safety Engineers / 03-Oct-2011 /

This standard specifies requirements
for qualification and verification testing of AnSi/
ASSe Z359, Fall Protection Code, products. it
includes requirements for third-party testing, witness
testing and manufacturer testing of fall protection
products to the requirements of the AnSi/
ASSe Z359 standards.

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NFPA (Fire) 79

Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, 2012 Edition

National Fire Protection Association / 31-Jul-2011 / 99 pages

The new NFPA 79, the benchmark for industrial machinery safety, is aligned with the NEC® and NFPA 70E®.

Advanced for new technologies and revised to correlate with the National Electrical Code® (NEC) and NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, the 2012 NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery spells out essential protection for operators, equipment, facilities, and work-in-progress. This edition presents the new best practices for the full spectrum of equipment — from single-motored drill presses to complex automated manufacturing systems.

Critical changes in the 2012 NFPA 79 include:

  • New definitions and revised rules for expanded wireless and cableless technology that align with IEC 60204-1
  • New sections in Chapters 6 and 16 recognizing deadly arc flash and stored energy hazards to protect workers and correlate with the 2012 NFPA 70E
  • New rules for selecting overcurrent devices for motors, and the important addition of a 90 degree C temperature column to the conductor ampacity table. This Standard corresponds with the 2011 NEC.
  • Addressing concerns from the field, a first-time section in Chapter 12 details conditions where Appliance Wiring Material (AWM) can be used as special cables with clarifications on determining suitability for use under specific conditions.

Protect your facility and your workers with the latest safeguards.

The 2012 NFPA 79 is a toolkit essential for safety managers, electrical designers, engineers, installers, owners, AHJs, and equipment manufacturers.

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ANSI/ASNT CP-189-2011

ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-189-2011) and ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2011)

American Society for Nondestructive Testing / 2011 / 172 pages

This revision updates the minimum requirements for the qualification and employer certification of NDT and predictive maintenance personnel andthe minimum training, education and experience requirements for NDT personnel. ANSI/ASNT CP-105: Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Personnel (2011) is included.


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ANSI/AWS C3.11M/C3.11:2011

Specification for Torch Soldering

Edition: 1st
American Welding Society / 14-Jul-2011 / 30 pages

This specification describes relevant equipment, fabrication procedures, and quality (inspection) requirements for the
torch soldering of materials. This document includes criteria for classifying torch-soldered joints based on loading and
the consequences of failure and quality assurance criteria defining the limits of acceptability in each class.

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BIFMA M7.1-2007

Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions From Office Furniture Systems, Components and Seating

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association / 2011 /

The standard Test Method is intended for determining volatile organic compound
(VOCs including aldehydes) emissions from office furniture and seating under environmental
and product usage conditions that are typical of those found in office buildings.

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ANSI/NFPA (Fire) 30

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2012 Edition

National Fire Protection Association / 20-Jun-2011 / 43 pages

If your job involves flammable and combustible liquids, updating to the 2012 NFPA 30 is your first priority.

Enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations, NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is the best practice document widely used in industry and by insurers. The 2012 edition includes the latest and most complete criteria you need to protect your facility by ensuring safe storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids.

Major changes respond to newly identified risks:

  • New provision requires that Class II and Class III liquids stored, handled, processed, or used at temperatures at or above their flash points follow all applicable requirements in the Code for Class I liquids, unless an engineering evaluation deems otherwise.
  • An annex item explains that the use of spark-resistant tools must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • In response to U.S. DHS rules requiring security/vulnerability assessments for high-hazard facilities, new Section 6.10 and an accompanying Annex H have been added to address management of facility security by means of a mandatory security and vulnerability assessment. Annex H provides an outline of a suggested assessment process.
  • New annex guidance covers selecting a safe location to which a flammable liquids storage cabinet may be vented, and selecting a safe location to which a flammable liquids dispensing area may be vented.
  • Provisions for flammable liquids storage cabinets incorporate more extensive marking requirements.
  • Revised Table 9.9.1, Fire Resistance Ratings for Liquid Storage Areas, indicates that no fire resistance rating is required for separation walls for accessory use areas of small floor area.
  • Revised Section 13.3 more clearly establishes the required separation between detached unprotected liquids storage buildings and both protected and unprotected exposed properties.
  • Numerous minor amendments have been made to clarify application of the provisions of Chapter 16, Automatic Fire Protection for Inside Liquid Storage Areas.
  • New Subsection 17.3.7 has been added to address process vessels used to heat liquids to temperatures at or above their flash points, as suggested by investigations conducted by the U. S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
  • New provision clarifies that tightness testing is not required for an interstitial space of a secondary containment tank that maintains factory-applied vacuum.
  • A note and annex item for Table, Minimum Shell-to-Shell Spacing of Aboveground Storage Tanks, explain the term “sum of adjacent diameters” and its determination.
  • Changes provide additional guidance on handling floating roof pontoons that have been breached by liquids or vapors.
  • The Code no longer allows the use of water ballast to secure underground tanks in areas subject to flooding.
  • Use and installation of alcohol-based hand rub dispensers are now exempted from the Code.
  • Revised definitions for the various types of building occupancies correlate NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®.

Get the criteria you need to design facilities for better protection, comply with sprinkler requirements, and use safe operating practices.

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ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011

American National Standard for Office Furnishings – General Purpose Office Chairs – Tests

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association / 13-May-2011 / 97 pages

This standard is intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and users with a common basis
for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural adequacy of general-purpose office chairs.
General-purpose office chairs are normally used in an office environment and may include, but
are not limited to those seating styles typically referred to as: executive/management,
task/secretarial, side/guest chairs, stacking chairs, tablet arm chairs and stools.

This standard describes the means of evaluating general-purpose office chairs, independent of
construction materials, manufacturing processes, mechanical designs or aesthetic designs.
This standard does not address lounge seating, flammability, surface material durability,
cushioning materials, product emissions, or ergonomic considerations.

The standard defines specific tests, the laboratory equipment that may be used, the conditions
of tests, and the minimum acceptance levels to be used in evaluating general-purpose office
chairs. The acceptance levels and test parameters given in this standard are based on the
actual field use and test experience of BIFMA International members. Where appropriate, the
CAESAR anthropometric database (2002 report), which indicates the 95th percentile male
weighs 253 pounds, was used in the development of the tests. The tests were developed with
an estimated product life of ten years based on single-shift usage. Product life will be affected
by user size/weight, product use, care and maintenance, environment, and other factors, and,
as such, product compliance to this standard does not necessarily guarantee a ten-year product

The tests in this standard are intended to assess the performance of new products only. They
are not intended to assess a product that has been in use.

ISO 17025 requirements for measurement uncertainty do not apply to this standard.

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ASM SA-627

SSAB API GRADE 2MT1: Intermediate Strength Steel Plate

ASM International / 01-Jun-2011 / 2 pages

View Sample Alloy Digest Data Sheet (PDF)

Since 1952, Alloy Digest has been the leading reference for materials property data on metals and alloys used throughout the world. Featuring graphs, charts and tables, these sheets give facts and figures on composition or characterization, physical and mechanical properties, heat treatment, and machinability.

The data sheet covers material produced to API Grade 2MT1 steel plate.

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ACI 355.4-11

Qualification of Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete and Commentary

American Concrete Institute / 01-Aug-2011 / 59 pages

This standard prescribes testing and evaluation requirements
for post-installed adhesive anchor systems intended for use
in concrete under the provisions of ACI 318. Criteria are
separately prescribed to determine the suitability of adhesive
anchors used in uncracked concrete only, or in both cracked
and uncracked concrete. Criteria are prescribed to determine
the design parameters and performance category for adhesive
anchors. Included are assessments of the adhesive anchor
system for bond strength, reliability, service conditions, and
quality control. Special inspection (13.3) is required during
anchor installation as noted in 10.22. Table 1.1 provides an
overview of the scope.

adhesive anchors; anchors; cracked concrete; fasteners; post-installed anchors; qualification procedures; uncracked concrete.

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ANSI/ASME Y14.43-2011

Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures

American Society of Mechanical Engineers / 22-Aug-2011 / 156 pages

This Standard presents the design practices for dimensioning and tolerancing of gages and fixtures used for the verification of maximum material condition (MMC) size envelopes and virtual condition boundaries generated by geometric tolerances controlled at maximum material condition. Examples of gages used to inspect workpieces using regardless of feature size (RFS) are shown in Appendix C. These practices focus on the design of receiver-type gages, which collect attribute data when used for the verification of workpieces dimensioned and toleranced in accordance with ASME Y14.5M-1994. For gaging and fixturing principles and practices, see paras. 2 through 6.

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