2019 NCWM Newsletter, Issue #1

NCWM NEWS Nat ional Conference on Weights and Measures

Chairman ’ s Column Brett Gurney, NCWM Chairman — State of Utah

2019 Issue 1

Chairman’s Column. ...................1

measurement processes, equipment, products and services are developed, a fair and equitable marketplace continues to be an important system between buyers and sellers. Just as in times of old, standards in weighing and measurement are needed. Weights and Measures must be considered as new technology is developed. Stakeholders from all parties must be proactive and are needed during the standards development process. WeightsandMeasuresagenciesneed the support from those who make important decisions about the jurisdictions to be successful. Resources are needed to ensure Weights and Measures are fair and equitable in the marketplace. Inspectors, equipment, administrative staff, experience and knowledge are but a few of the elements needed for a successful jurisdiction. There are many rewarding and beneficial reasons for participating in the NCWM, including: • Assisting with the development of national standards • Networking with peers and business associates • Staying current on important related issues and trends • Meeting and communicating with stakeholders to obtain and maintain stakeholder relationships • Professional growth Continued on page 2

Weights and Measures Week!....2

PD Committee Interim Summary.........................3 NTEP Column: “VCAP Update”...........................4 2019 Interim Meeting Highlights!. ....................6

Dear NCWM Members,

Today, every citizen and business continues to depend on Weights and Measures. Every day weights and measurements are taken during business transactions. Many people don’t think about the accuracy of the measurement which is taken during the transaction. For centuries, weights and measurements have been an integral part of society. Those of us who work in the Weights and Measures field know that small weighing and measuring errors can accumulate to millions of dollars. Others may not realize the importance of the measurement itself. The theme I selected for this year is “Valued Traditions & New Innovations - Confidence in Every Transaction”. The focus of Weights and Measures is to assure consumers get what they paid for and that businesses get paid for goods and services they sell. Weights and measures will need to continue to develop and improve standards to foster fair competition and assure that a fair marketplace is in place for all parties. New technology is becoming available to us on a more frequent basis. As new

Event Calendar...........................8

NCWM Annual Meeting...............8

NCWM Welcomes New Members.............................9 S&T Committee Interim Summary.......................12

Safety Article: “Check It Out!”....18

L&R Committee Interim Summary.......................20 New Slate of Officers Nominated...................21

Explosion Hazard Warning ......23

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