Pandemic Planning in the Communications Industry

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					    In addition, ANSI/AIHA Z9.5, Stan-
dard on Laboratory Ventilation, is being                                     Standards Update
balloted by the subcommittee and will          Proposed Standards                            Mining and Metal Mineral Processing
be balloted by the Z9 ASC and available           •BSR/AIHA Z9.12-200x, Design, Operation    Facilities
for public review this month. Changes          and Maintenance of Combustible Dust               •BSR/NFPA 326-200x, Standard for the
include the following:                         Collection Systems                            Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for
                                                  •BSR/AIHA Z9.13-200x, Design, Operation,   Entry, Cleaning or Repair
    1) adding energy considerations with-                                                        •BSR/NFPA 329-200x, Recommended
                                               Testing and Maintenance of Laminar Flow
in the scope of standard;                      Fume Hoods                                    Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable
    2) reverting to use of the term fume          •BSR/ASSE A10.1-200x, Safety Require-      and Combustible Liquids and Gases
hood, which the committee tried to elimi-      ments for Preplanning for Construction            •BSR/NFPA 495-200x, Explosive Materials
nate in the 2003 standard because the          Safety and Health                             Code
technical AIHA definition of fume is a                                                           •BSR/NFPA 505-200x, Fire Safety Standard
                                               In Development                                for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type
solid particle;                                    •BSR/MH 28.3-200x, Design, Manufacture    Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions,
    3) replacing the current lower limit on    and Installation of Industrial Steel Work     Maintenance and Operations
air flow through a fume hood (25 cfm/sq        Platforms                                         •BSR/NFPA 1500-200x, Standard on Fire
ft) with a range of values and guidance            •BSR/ASSE A10.36-200x, Safety             Department Occupational Safety and Health
on how to select the minimum flow;             Requirements for Railroad Construction,       Program
    4) increasing emphasis on a laborato-      Maintenance, Analysis and Demolition              •BSR/NFPA 1582-200x, Standard on Com-
                                               Equipment                                     prehensive Occupational Medical Program
ry ventilation management plan;                                                              for Fire Departments
    5) increasing information on capabili-     Under Revision                                    •BSR/ASSE A10.16-200x, Safety Require-
ties and limitation of ductless fume              •BSR/NFPA 120-200x, Standard for Fire      ments for Tunnels, Shafts and Caissons
hoods;                                         Prevention and Control in Coal Mines              •BSR/AIHA Z88.10-200x, Respirator Fit
    6) designing information relative to          •BSR/NFPA 122-200x, Standard for Fire      Testing Methods
                                               Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal
emergency modes of operation (e.g.,
ensuring that emergency mode opera-
tions do not prevent emergency egress            “While the long-standing public health      ing period. Comments must be received
due to extreme pressure differentials);       view is that influenza transmission occurs     by Feb. 14, 2010, to be discussed during
    7) incorporating new information          through direct contact or large droplets,      the May 2010 meeting. To receive a copy
about the hazardous exhaust designation;      newer data suggest it also occurs through      of ISO 26000, contact ANSI’s Steven
    8) updating the preventive mainte-        the airborne route, meaning HVAC and           Cornish at scornish@ansi.org.
nance section.                                refrigeration systems may contribute far
    Send questions, comments or requests      more to transmission of the disease and,       ASSE Packages A10
to join a subcommittee to Mili Mavely,        potentially, to reduction of that same         Construction Standards
AIHA program manager, standards, at           transmission risk,” says ASHRAE Presi-         ASSE members continue to share their
mmavely@aiha.org.                             dent Gordon Holness. He adds that sever-       successes in using the A10 Construction
                                              al technical solutions, such as dilution       Safety Standards package, which bun-
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