ASABE Revises Ag-Equipment Safety Standard
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised one of its widely used
standards and created a new standard in the process.
The revised document, ANSI/ASAE S318.17, Safety for Agricultural Field Equipment, excludes sec-
tions on power take-off drive shaft and power input connection. The exclusions now form the basis of a
new ASABE standard, ANSI/ASAE S604, Safety for
Hotlinks Power Take-off, Implement Input Driveline, ISEA Publishes Q&A Brochure
Implement Input Connection and Auxiliary Power
on Product Standards
ANSI Take-off for Agricultural Field Equipment.
American National The move advances efforts toward international A new brochure from ISEA explains how product stan-
Standards Institute harmonization of such standards and the eventual dards are developed and used, and why it is important
www.ansi.org for equipment manufacturers to participate in their
goal of adopting ISO 5673 Part 1, Agricultural trac- development. Safety Equipment Standards—Your Keys to
tors and machinery—Power take-off drive shafts Business Success is organized in a question-and-answer
ASABE and power-input connection—Part 1: General man- format, covering U.S. standards, international standards
American Society ufacturing and safety requirements. and conformity assessment. Download the brochure at
of Agricultural and www.safetyequipment.org/ISEA_Standards.pdf.
Biological Engineers For information on this or other ASABE stan-
www.asabe.org dards, contact ASABE’s Scott Cedarquist, (269) 429-
0300, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.asabe.org/standards/proposed.html.
American Society ISO Publishes Standard for Fire Safety Design
of Safety Engineers A new international standard for fire safety engineering will help save lives, reduce costs due to fire dam-
age and bring economic savings through improved fire safety design. ISO 23932:2009, Fire Safety
Engineering—General Principles, outlines a performance-based methodology for engineers to assess the
ASTM level of fire safety for new or existing built environments.
ASTM International Fire safety is evaluated through an approach based on risk assessment and knowledge of human and
fire behavior, and of the consequences of such behavior on human safety, property and the environment.
The standard provides an overview of how fire safety engineering analyses and assessments are conduct-
CEN ed, with links to more specific standards, including those already published or under development.
European Committee The basic principles in the standard cover phenomena associated with fire (e.g., fire growth, hot gases,
movement of effluents, structural and compartmentation