2022 NCWM Newsletter, Issue #1

Safety Column A Resource For Safety John Bell, Missouri Department of Ag, Saftey Subcommitee chair


Package Checking WinWam Package Checking Software is designed for W&M of fi cials and quality assurance professionals to perform standard and random inspections in accordance with NIST Handbook 133. WinWam Package Checking Software guides you through the inspection process. Error, MAV, Cost Error are calculated for each test. Color displays allow easy identi fi cation of Pass Fail or Gray Areas. Some of the features include:

Device Inspection WinWam Device Inspection Software is designed to perform and record Handbook 44 inspections WinWam Device Inspection Software supports all devices speci fi ed in Handbook 44 including but not limited to: scales, (apothecary, computing, livestock, shipping, vehicles, etc.) meters, LP Gas, LMD, linear devices, timing devices, etc. Whether acceptance or maintenance WinWam calculates tolerances for nearly all tests.

In our roles in the weights and measures fi eld, whether it as regulators or industry, we all have a part in safety. Safety for the inspectors, safety for the customers, and safety for all those involved in what we do on a day-to-day basis. As the Safety Subcommittee Chair, I would like to draw attention to multiple resources that can help assist us in creating a safe workplace and preventing accidents. First, the NCWM website Safety Awareness page (https://www.ncwm.com/safety) is a valuable resource where you can fi nd previous safety articles, safety program resources, and the results of previous safety surveys. Here you will also fi nd the names and emails to the various liaisons for your region. If you ever have a safety or training concern, I ask that you please reach out to them or I and we will try to fi nd the answers you are looking for. Second, is the safety survey, as I mentioned above. NCWM recently sent the new 2021 safety survey out to the 50 Weights and Measures directors. I ask that all the directors take the time to fi ll out the survey and submit by June 1. The results of this survey, presented at the Annual NCWM meeting, act as a gauge to understand where safety needs to be addressed and assists in bringing awareness to other members of NCWM who may not have encountered those safety concerns. Periodically, youmay receive an email regarding safety from NCWM. My hope here is to heighten awareness among our members and their employees. The point is to reduce accidents by being prepared, by being informed, and by voicing concerns when you see a safety issue happening in the fi eld. Sometimes new safety concerns occur suddenly and by sending out a quick email, we can disseminate that information quickly and e ffi ciently to our sta ff , inspectors in the fi eld, and/or in the laboratories.

Finally, I would like to stress the importance of training and worksite assessments. Training encourages learning and expanding of knowledge to gain the tools and information that not only reduce accidents and save lives, but alsohelp inmaking theoverall conditions at gas pumps, terminals, marinas, scales, labs, etc., safe and reliable for customers and employees.

WinWam Device Inspection Software provides a comprehensive

▪ Category A & B Sampling Plans ▪ Automatically Calculates MAV’s Normal USDA Standard, USDA Fluid, Bark Mulch, Polyethylene Sheeting ▪ Allow variations due to moisture loss ▪ Calculates SEL and Standard Deviation ▪ Dynamically calculates Rc/Rt for tare ▪ Calculates conversion factors for volume inspections ▪ Calculates Cost Error, Average Error, Average Cost Error % Error

database of business establishments with a complete inventory of devices. Full detail inspection data allows management the ability to better measure economic impact of the W&M program.

Work site assessments are an incredibly useful tool and can relay information quickly when training new personnel or cross training existing personnel. These assessments can be used in a wide variety of operations and, again, keep employees aware of the hazards they may encounter while on a job site. Again, if you would like to see more information concerning safety or training on the NCWM website, please reach out to me or one of your liaisons and we will do our best to meet the needs for safety in the NCWM community. Thank you and stay safe out there.

Price Veri fi cation WinWam Price Veri fi cation Software is designed in accordance with NIST Handbook 130. The Software runs standalone or with a handheld scanner. Software calculates error, lot cost error, net dollar error and calculates Over / Under Ratio. Accommodates Intentional Under-charge and Not On File.

Hypertext Handbooks Hypertext Handbooks are a collection of on-line reference manuals in which the user can view government regulations, search on a particular topic and print any part of the handbook with the touch of a button.

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