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ISO/ANSI TAG Informational Presentation Sponsored by the WMIA and WMMA – IWF Atlanta 2014

IWF 2014_ANSI_ISO Presentation

First Choice Industrial is inviting all of its leading manufacturing clients to learn more about the status of the US and worldwide development of machinery safety standards at the ISO/ANSI TAG Informational Presentation to be given on August 20th 2014, 3:00 to 4:30 pm at the IWF 2014 – Technology Theater at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA

3:00 pm – Mark Craig (WMIA ANSI TAG Chairman) ; Jim Laster (WMMA ANSI ASC01 Co-Chair) Mark and Jim will give a brief Introduction of the goals of this seminar.

3:05 pm – Mark Craig (ANSI TAG Chairman) and Jason Knopes (ANSI Senior Program Manager) Mark Craig and Jason Knopes will explain the purpose and importance of the US/TAG project, the benefits of this initiative for the entire industry and how it goes beyond the machinery manufacturers, importers and distributors.

  • What is ANSI TAG (Technical Advisory Group)?
  • Why create the ANSI TAG?

3:15 pm – Iuri Betti (ISO/TC 39/SC4 Chairman) Iuri Betti will explain the role of ISO and give an overview of what is happening in the world regarding woodworking machinery safety standards and the importance of establishing a U.S. Technical Advisory Group.

  • Brasil
  • European Union
  • Eurasiatic Customs Union
  • China
  • Australia
  • Turkey
  • Canada

3:35 pm – Gianni Ghizzoni (EUMABOIS Past President) Gianni Ghizzoni, ACIMALL and EUMABOIS past President, will speak about EUMABOIS support of machinery standardization. EUMABOIS is an International Association whose role is to help ISO in unifying machinery standards across the entire world.

  • What is EUMABOIS?
  • Standardization activities supported by EUMABOIS.

3:40 pm – Jack Hyde (WMMA – ANSI ASC 01 Chairman) Jack Hyde, ANSI ASC 01 Chairman, will explain the work done by his committee in establishing woodworking machinery safety standards in the U.S. Jack also sits on the ISO/ANSI TAG and will speak about how the ISO/ANSI TAG. will interface with the ISO/ANSI ASC o1.

  • OSHA Standards for woodworking machinery (CFR29 – subpart O – 1910.212-213)
  • What is ANSI ASCo1
  • ANSI ASCo1 available standards
  • ANSI 01.1:2013 Woodworking machinery – Safety requirements
  • ANSI 01.1-1:2007 Safety Requirements for Fixed Angle Jump saws
  • ANSI 01.1-3:2014 Safety Requirements for CNC Machining Center
  • ANSI ASCo1 recent activity
  • ANSI 01.1-2 Safety Requirements for Gang Rip Saws (in progress)
  • ANSI 01.1-4 Safety Requirements for CNC Machining Center shapers (in progress)
  • ANSI 01.1-5 Safety Requirements for Straight-Line Rip Saws (in progress)
  • Discuss interface between ISO TAG and ANSI ASC o1.

3:50 pm – Dart Meadows (Balch & Bingham LLP) – Dart Meadows, Product Liability attorney, specializes in accident prevention, personal injury, and product liability defense will discuss how companies can create their own in-house teams to help prevent accidents in the workplace and how to best respond in case an accident does happen. He will also speak about Product Liability lawsuits , why standards are important plus the importance of unified global standards.

4:10 pm – Iuri Betti (ISO/TC 39/SC4 Chairman) – SC4 current activity Iuri Betti will explain the current structure and activity of ISO/TC 39 SC4. He will give an update on the specific standards in development and the status of current development on each specific standard.

  • ISO/TC 39 structure
  • SC4 reactivation
  • SC4 liaisons
  • SC4 P-members / O-members
  • SC4 WGs
  • SC4 plenary meetings
  • Aim of SC4 safety standards
  • WG1 activity
  • WG2 activity

4:20 pm - Question and Answer Period for Panel

4:30 pm – End of Seminar

Additionally, for more information about U.S. participation in ISO, contact Karen Hughes, director ISO P membership services (; 212.642.4992).
A list of all current ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO is
available here.

Stan Paszkowski/Owner Partner of First Choice Industrial, is an elected board member of WMIA and

First Choice Industrial, is an active  WMIA member
and full-service industrial woodworking machinery dealer for new and used woodworking machinery, in metro Atlanta,

serving commercial woodworking industry professionals
in GA, FL, TN SC, NC & nationwide

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