2021 NCWM Newsletter, Issue #1

NCWM NEWS Nat ional Conference on Weights and Measures

Chairman ’ s Column Hal Prince, NCWM Chairman — State of Florida

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NCWM Headquarters 1135 M Street, Suite 110 Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 P. 402.434.4880 F. 402.434.4878 E. info@ncwm.com W. www.ncwm.com Voting Record. ................................16 Department of IL Award . .................17 Chairman’s Column. .........................1 Weights and Measures Week!.......... 2 PDC Interim Report...........................3 NTEP Column...................................4 L&R Interim Report...........................5 106 th NCWM Annual Meeting ............ 6 NCWM Welcomes New Members...................................7 Tip of the Month................................7 Event Calendar.................................8 2022 NCWM Interim Meeting............ 8 New Slate of Officers Nominated ...........................9 S&T Interim Report. ........................10 Past Chair Address ......................... 11 Safety Column. ...............................12 105 th NCWM Annual Meeting Don Onwiler Executive Director Darrell Flocken NTEP Administrator Mike Manheim NTEP Specialist Allen Katalinic NTEP Evaluator Elisa Stritt Meeting Planner Tyler Reeder Project Coordinator

BUT after we happily ushered 2020 out, it was time for action. On January 9th, a small team of masked individuals descended on the Sirata Beach resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida, and began setting up computers, workstations, and projection screens - but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Back home, in preparation for the upcoming event, committees, task groups, workgroups, and others held conference calls and Zoom meetings to plan for all the open hearings and work sessions that would be required for a successful combined meeting. (There are still a few pictures of the little command center on the digital application YAPP. As the Open Hearings began, we were ecstatic to see and hear the tremendous dialog and discussion through this new forum. A substantial number of participants discussed the pros and cons of each voting item with 264 was handled through Zoom instead of our planned use of Election Buddy due to some technical issues, but the NCWM team sprang into action and was able to adapt and verify the eligibility of each of the voters as they cast their votes. The following Interim Meeting went much the same, with each committee able to hear testimony and thoroughly deliberate each item. I would like to first express my sincere appreciation to Craig VanBuren for his leadership and service to the conference in his many roles over the past two years.

Dear NCWM Members, You may recall, my theme for this year is centered around us all working together and “Measuring up to the New Normal”. With everything that has happened over the past few weeks, I would say that every one of you has risen to that challenge! We have just concluded the first-ever January Annual Meeting and the first-ever combined Annual and Interim Meeting! Both held virtually through Zoom. Having seen firsthand the planning and preparation that went into these meetings I can genuinely say that this was a huge accomplishment as well as a tremendous success! Who could ever have imagined when we last met in person in January 2020 that we would be unable to hold face- to-face meetings for an entire year, with no visible end in sight? This has been a challenging year for standards development. We have all endured seemingly endless web meetings and conference calls, distorted and broken internet connections, and possibly even some embarrassing moments while working from home! We’ve made plans for the Annual and Interim meetings, changed plans, canceled plans and, made new plans!

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Next, to all the committee members and committee chairs who have stayed with their committees and have continued to work the items through to the conclusion, even though their terms we supposed to have ended last July! As we move into the new year, I want to welcome the incoming committee members, committee chairs with a special THANK YOU for picking up the baton. Your commitment and dedication will keep the committee work flowing and sets us up to remain on track for the upcoming July meeting. Through all the challenges associated with holding our first-ever online meetings, our NCWM team: Executive Director Don Onwiler, Elisa Stritt, Tyler Reeder, Darrell Flocken, and Mike Manheim did a terrific job to make the combined meetings successful and seemingly effortless. The staff and A/V team at the Sirata Beach Resort were outstanding and the location provided the space and technology that was needed to make the concurrent virtual meetings possible. The work that was accomplished that week in January will help us all move our states, our jurisdictions, and our industries forward in a time when much of the world is at a standstill! Looking to the future, we are still faced with uncertainty. Will we be able to meet in person, as Robert’s Rules of Order require, to ratify our electronic vote? Will we be able to change our bylaws to allow for future virtual meetings and voting in times such as these? Can the committees

continue the great work they have started through only virtual meetings? In the coming weeks, I, along with the Board of Directors, our federal and international partners, will be assessing the ever-changing situation and making the tough decisions on future meetings and our standards development process. If anyone has a crystal ball they would like to loan us, we would sure appreciate it! I believe that through all of the challenges and uncertainty, the National Conference on Weights and Measures will continue to push forward and fulfill its mission of “Ensuring Equity Through Uniform Standards in a Changing Marketplace”. We all miss the in-person meetings and can’t wait to see you all together in one place again. Until then, I would like to reiterate something from an earlier newsletter, I believe this wholeheartedly: “The continued exchange of diverse opinions and points of view, that are shared by NCWM members is the backbone of the NCWM. Our unique ability to vehemently disagree but still respect each other and value each other’s friendship has become such a rarity in today’s society.” I hope you all stay safe and healthy and especially, I hope to see you all in person at the Annual Meeting in July!

Weights and Measures Week, March 1 - 7! Each year, the first 7 days of March are dedicated to celebrating the world of weights and measures. These dates are designated to commemorate President John Adam’s signing of the first United States Weights and Measures Law on March 2 nd , 1799. This years’ theme is: “Measuring Up to a New Normal.” We are interested in particular activities you may have planned for the week, such as visiting schools or supermarkets, office celebrations, etc. These are fun things to post to our Facebook page if you care to share. Send information and pictures to tyler.reeder@ncwm.com. We’ll post them throughout the week. Mark your calendars!

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Professional Development Committee Interim Summary David Aguayo, San Luis Obispo County, California, Committee Chair The 2021 Professional Development Committee (PDC) Interim Report consists of 6 informational items. A presentation was provided to membership by PDC members providing details on each item. The presentation with associated detailed statistical information is available on the NCWM website under the PDC 2021 Interim Report. The PDC requested an extension period, the NCWM Board of Directors agreed and extended all professional certifications expiring between March 1, 2020 through September 2020 to now expire September 30, 2021. The PDC provided an update on the annual review of exam exit survey results. The Committee will continue their work on the analysis of this data to determine any future need for adjustments to exams. The newly formed Skimmer Educational Task Group under the PDC, met during the Interim meeting and provided updates during open hearings. Information on all agenda items provided by the PDC are summarized below. EDU-1 Professional Certification Program

EDU-3 Instructor Improvement It was reported that no new work was completed in 2020 due to in-person training restrictions during the pandemic. The NIST OWM plans to continue collaboration efforts with external trainers in 2021. Appreciation was expressed to those trainers and organizations who participated in trainings. EDU-4 Topics for Conference Training An overview of recommended topics for conference training was provided by the PDC. Previous training topics were discussed and the PDC solicited recommendations for future training topics. The PDC acknowledged the virtual training session offered during the 2021 Interim Meeting, “Regulating During the Pandemic: Lessons Learned” and offered its support on future training topics. PMT-1 Safety Awareness The PDC announced the new Safety Subcommittee Chair, Lori Jacobson (South Dakota, Retired) along with providing information on regional safety representatives. The Committee commented on the current vacancy for a Safety Subcommittee member for the Central Regional. The PDC expressed the appreciation for members who have previously served as regional safety representatives and for those who contributed to safety-related articles for NCWM newsletters. PMT-1 Skimmer Education Task Group The PDC provided information to this added agenda item. The Board of Directors announced an official Task Group under the PDC dedicated to the continuing efforts of education as it relates to skimmers. Task Group Co-Chairs John McGuire and Paige Anderson, along with members of the task group met and discussed goals for 2021. This information was provided during open hearings and captured in the PDC’s 2021 Interim Report. Recruitment for members to join the Task Group is welcome and encouraged.

Updates were provided on the progress of the professional development exams and certificate issuances by exam type and by jurisdiction, including recent trends due to proctoring requirements and pandemic restrictions. Information was provided on the progress of future exam development. The PDC heard and discussed comments on alternatives to assist jurisdictions in meeting the proctoring requirements, including the possibility of virtual proctoring along with hearing from jurisdictions who have successfully implemented proctoring. EDU-2 Training Information was provided on NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) trainings offered in 2020 along with upcoming trainings in 2021. Updates to the laboratory metrology program, laws and metric program, legal metrology device program, and field inspection trainings through NIST OWM were provided. NIST OWM Liaison provided comments to future expansion of virtual training options and the possible offering of videos and on demand trainings to meet future training demands.

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NTEP Column State Director Use of NCWM Publication 14 Mike Manheim, NTEP Specialist

Grain Moisture Meters & Near-Infrared Grain Analyzers • Ambient temperature range • Sample temperature range • Determining the scope of traceability for moisture, protein, oil, starch, and test weight ranges for specific grain types • Typical Features or parameters to be sealed and not required to be sealed Measuring Devices • Product Categories and Families for Meters • Certificate Parameters Based Upon what was Evaluated by NTEP • Use of Compact Provers • Interfacing Indicators and Measuring Elements with CCs but Not Tested Together Weighing Devices • Influence Factor Testing (Handbook 44, Scales Code, T.N.8.) • Certificate Parameters Based Upon what was Evaluated by NTEP • Substitution of Load Cells in Scales • NTEP Testing of Retrofit Kits for Scales • Typical Features or Parameters to be Sealed and NOT required to be Sealed • Acceptable Abbreviations / Symbols It is recommended each state should have a staff member with working knowledge of the NTEP Certificate of Conformance format and an understanding of how to read and interpret the information provided on the certificate. This ability for the field official to verify NTEP traceability on the initial verification is a key element of the NTEP Conformity Assessment Program. If you have additional questions or would like to discuss the content of this article, please contact me (Mike Manheim) at mike.manheim@ncwm.com.

This year, each state director was provided a digital version of NCWM Publication 14 in its entirety. In this article, we will address the publication’s importance and what information is most vital to state directors. NCWM Publication 14 contains four primary sections: Administrative Policy, Grain Moisture Meters and Near-Infrared Grain Analyzers, Measuring Devices, and Weighing Devices. As a reminder, field inspectors should always refer to Handbook 44 for all specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements. Publication 14 was not designed for use by a field inspector. Instead, it contains the technical requirements and checklists used by the NTEP technicians when they perform extensive evaluations for conformance to Handbook 44 . Each State Director needs to know Publication 14 also contains many administrative policies that have been developed over the years that are critical to the enforcement of NTEP. In the U.S., many states require commercial weighing and measuring devices to be traceable to an NTEP Certificate of Conformance. These states are commonly referred to as NTEP states. Publication 14 contains information pertinent to the administration of state laws, regulations, and/or rules about type evaluation. Below is a list of what each section of Publication 14 contains: Administrative Policy • Devices to be Submitted for Type Evaluation • One of a Kind Devices • Provisional Certificates of Conformance • Certificate Status (Active, Inactive, Withdrawn)

• Conformity Assessment • Use of the NTEP Logo • International Agreements

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Laws and Regulations Committee Interim Summary John McGuire (NJ), Committee Chair

ASSIGNED ITEMS BLOCK 6 ITEMS (B6) MOS-21.1

The 2021 Laws and Regulations (L&R) Committee InterimAgenda consisted of 22 items. Item Blocks are made up of items considered related in subject matter by which the individual items are companion to each other. During open hearings comments were heard for items contained in blocks as part of testimony for the block as a whole. Presentations and written testimony submitted to the committee are available on the NCWM website. The Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee and the Packaging and Labeling Subcommittee both met at the Interim Meeting and reported to the L&R Committee. The L&R Committee designated the status for each of the agenda items as follows: VOTING ITEMS Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities PAL-21.1 Section 11.XX. Bacon Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities MOS-20.5 Section 2.21. Liquefied Petroleum Gas BLOCK 7 ITEMS (B7) MOS-21.2 Sec. 2.39.2. Labeling and Identification of Tractor Hyrdraulic Fluid FLR-21.3 Sec. 3.17.1. Labeling and Identification of Tractor Hyrdraulic Fluid BLOCK 3 ITEMS (B3) FLL-18.1 Section 8. Prohibited Acts MOS-18.1 Section 2.33. Oil FLR-18.1 Section 2.14, 3.13., and 7.2 Uniform Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulation FLR-20.5 Section 2.1.2.(a). Gasoline-Ethanol Blends

Sec. 2.36.2. Labeling and Identification of Transmission Fluid Sec. 2.36.2. Labeling and Identification of Transmission Fluid

FLR-21.2

WITHDRAWN ITEMS BLOCK 4 ITEMS (B4) MOS-20.2

Section 2.20.2. Documentation for Dispenser Labeling Purposes Section 1.23. Ethanol Flex Fuel Section 2.1.2.(b). Gasoline-Ethanol Blends Section 3.2.5. Documentation for Dispenser Labeling Purposes

FLR-20.3 FLR-20.6 FLR-20.7

Handbook 133 NET-16.1

Section 3.X. Recognize the Use of Digital Density Meters Uniform Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulation FLR-21.1 Section 4.4. Product Storage and Dispenser Identification

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

BLOCK 1 ITEMS (B1) PAL-19.1

HB 130, Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation, Section 2.8. Multiunit Package HB 133, Section 1.2.4. Maximum Allowable Variation Sections 2.1. Scope, 3.1. Scope, 4.1. Scope, 2.3.7.1. Maximum Allowable Variation (MAV) Requirement and Section 2.7.3. “Evaluation of Results – Compliance Determinations” HB 133, Create a Chapter 5. Specialized Test Procedures

NET-19.1

NET-19.2

DEVELOPING ITEMS Handbook 133 NET-20.2

NET-19.3

NET-19.4

HB 133, Appendix F. Glossary

Section 4.5. Polyethylene Sheeting, Bags and Liners

Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities MOS-20.5 2.21. Liquefied Petroleum Gas

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Specifications and Tolerances Committee Interim Summary Josh Nelson (OR), Committee Chair

The 2021 Specifications and Tolerances Committee Interim Agenda, along with presentations and written comments provided to the Committee, are available on the NCWM website. Oral comments for these agenda items were heard during the Open Hearings at the Interim Meeting and all of the aforementioned were considered by the Committee when assigning the following status for each item as follows: VOTING ITEMS

Recording Element., UR.3.3. Printed Ticket. Recorded Representation OTH-21.2 Appendix D - Definitions.: recorded representations, recording element BLOCK 4 ITEMS (B4) LMD-21.1 Table S.2.2. Categories of Device and Methods of Sealing Vehicle Tank Meters Code VTM-18.1 S.3.1 Diversion of Measured Liquid and S.3.1.1. Means for Clearing the Discharge Hose and UR.2.6. Clearing the Discharge on a multiple-product, single discharge hose

Scales Code SCL-17.1

S.1.8.5. Recorded Representations, Point of Sale Systems, Appendix D-Definitions: tare Multiple Sections to Add Vehicle Weigh-in-Motion to the Code and Appendix D – Definitions: vehicle scale and weigh-in-motion vehicle scale

SCL-20.12

Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Code EVF-21.1 A.1. General EVF-20.1

S.1.3.2. EVSE Value of the Smallest Unit

Vehicle Tank Meters Code VTM-20.2

EVF-21.5

T.2. Load Test Tolerances

Table T.2. Tolerances for Vehicle Mounted Milk Meters

Grain Moisture Meters Code GMA-19.1

Table T.2.1. Acceptance and Maintenance Tolerances Air Oven Method for All Grains and Oil Seeds

Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Code EVF-20.2 Definitions: submeter EVF-21.4 S.3.3. Provision for Sealing EVF-21.6

BLOCK 3 ITEMS (B3)

Definitions: minimum measured quantity (MMQ)

TXI-20.1 TNS-20.1

T. Tolerances T. Tolerances

Other Items OTH-21.1

Other Items OTH-16.1

Appendix A - 21.1. Acceptance and Maintenance Tolerances

Electric Watthour Meters Code Under Development

DEVELOPING ITEMS Scales Code SCL-20.9

ASSIGNED ITEMS BLOCK 2 ITEMS (B1) Define True Value for use in Error Calculations SCL-20.3

S.1.1.3. Zero Indication, Load Receiving Elements Separate from Weighing Elements. and Appendix D – Definitions: no load reference value

S.5.4. Relationship of Minimum Load Cell Verification Interval to the Scale Division Table 3. Parameters of Accuracy Classes. Table S.6.3.a. Marking Requirements, Note 3. T.N.1.2. Accuracy Classes & T.N.1.3. Scale Division

SCL-20.4 SCL-20.5 SCL-20.6 SCL-20.7 SCL-20.8

BLOCK 4 ITEMS (B4) GEN-21.2

G-S.5.6. Recorded Representations

LMD-21.2

S.1.6.5. Money Value Computations., UR.3. Use of a Device S.1.1. Primary Elements., UR.2. User Requirements S.1.1. Primary Elements., UR.2. User Requirements S.1.4.1. Printed TicketRecorded Representation., UR.2.6.3. Printed TicketRecorded Representation S.6. PrinterRecorded Representations., UR.2.6. Ticket Printer, Customer Ticket, Recorded Representation., UR.3.4. Printed Ticket. Recorded Representation S.1.4.1. Printed TicketRecorded Representations., UR.2.4.2. Tickets or Invoices. Recorded Representation S.2.6. Recorded Representations, Point of Sale Systems., S.6. Printer. Recording Element., UR.3.2. Vehicle-mounted Measuring Systems Ticket Printer

Table 7. Maintenance Tolerances Table 8. Recommended Minimum Load

VTM-21.1 LPG-21.1 CLM-21.1

BLOCK 1 ITEMS (B1) Terminology for Testing Standards (verification standards, field standards, transfer standards, field reference standards, etc.) tolerances on tests when transfer standards are used, minimum quanitity for field reference standard meter tests GEN-19.1 G-T.5. Tolerances on Tests When Transfer Standards

MFM-21.2

CDL-21.1

are Used., Appendix D – Definitions: standards, field., transfer standard. and standard, transfer. N.2. Verification (Testing) Standards

SCL-18.1 ABW-18.1

HGM-21.1

N.2. Verification (Testing) Standards Using Transfer Standards

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BLOCK 1 ITEMS (B1) - Continued AWS-18.1

value

GEN-21.1

Use-for-Fee Vehicle and Axle-Load Scales

N.1.3., N.3.1. Official UR.4. Testing Standards N.3.2. Transfer Standard Test and T.3. On Tests N.3.2. Transfer Standard Test, T.3. On Tests Using Transfer Standards HGM-18.1 N.4.1. Master Meter (Transfer) Standard Test, T.4. Tolerance Application on Test Using Transfer Standard Test Method 5.56(a): N.1.1. Air Oven Reference Method Transfer Standards, N.1.3. Meter to Like-Type Meter Method Transfer Standards and 5.56(b): N.1.1. Transfer Standards, T. Tolerances Appendix A: Fundamental Considerations, 3.2. Tolerances for Standards, 3.3. Accuracy of Standards Appendix D – Definitions: fifth-wheel, official grain samples, transfer standard and Standard, Field N.3.2. Transfer Standard Test and T.3. On Tests Using Transfer Standards N.3.2. Transfer Standard Test and T.3. On Tests Using Transfer Standards N.3. Test Drafts N.2. Testing Standards N.4.1. Master Meter (Transfer) Standard Test and T.4. Tolerance Application on Test Using Transfer Standard Test Method Appendix D – Definitions: field reference standard meter and transfer standard

Scales Code SCL-16.1

CLM-18.1 CDL-18.1

Sections Throughout the Code to Include Provisions for Commerial Weigh-in-Motion Vehicle Scale Systems

SCL-21.1 S.1.1. Zero Indication Automatic Bulk Weighing Systems Code ABW-16.1

GMM-18.1

A. Application, S Specifications, N. Notes, UR. User Requirements and Appendix D – Definitions: automatic bulk weighing system

MFM-15.1 LVS-18.1 OTH-18.1

BLOCK 5 ITEMS (B5) LMD-20.1

OTH-18.2

Table S.2.2. Categories of Device and Methods of Sealing

CLM-18.2

Mass Flow Meters Code MFM-21.1

CDL-18.2

HGM-18.2

UR.3.3. Ticket Printer: Customer Ticket

Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Code EVF-21.2 A.2. Exceptions EVF-21.3

OTH-18.3

LPG-15.1 MFM-15.1

N.3. Test Drafts

S.1.2. EVSE Indicating Elements, S.2.4.1. Unit Price, S.2.5. EVSE Money-Value Computations., S.2.7. Indication of Delivery

N.3. Test Drafts WITHDRAWN ITEMS General Code GEN-20.1

G-T.3. Application and Appendix D – Definitions: true

Past Chairman Address Craig Vanburen, State of Michigan

the conducting of business. There are challenges that try who we are and there are triumphs. While we should not forget those challenges, as they are a big part of what shapes us, we also should not lose sight of the triumphs and our ability to overcome, grow and strengthen, as a conference, as leaders in our field, as counterparts and coworkers, and as friends. I look forward to being a part of the future of the National Conference on Weights and Measures. I would like to thank Brett Gurney and Hal Prince for the leadership and assistance, as well as the entire Board of Directors. Thank you to the entire NCWM staff (Don, Elisa, Tyler, Darrell, and Mike) for their guidance and assistance during my service and their daily handling of operations. And finally, thank you to my staff for their support and their quality of work. It is because of them I am in the position I am and have been afforded this opportunity. Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

It has been an honor to serve as the chair of NCWM over the last year. It obviously has not been the chairmanship I expected, but,none the less, has been a great experience. In many ways, I think we all may have learned more because of having to conduct business during a pandemic.

Primarily, it was important not just to communicate, but learn to communicate effectively. That may be the biggest takeaway from my term, not just for me, but for the entire Board of Directors and Conference members. Like many of you, I have been a member of NCWM for a long time, almost half of my life. It is a part of who I am. There is an ebb and flow to operations and

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Safety Column Who’s Got Your Back? Ron Armstrong, NWTES, Safety Officer

don’t feel up to the task, try doing some bodyweight squats while watching T.V. or during your work break. It won’t take long to build some strength so that your legs won’t fail you the next time you squat down to pick something up. Along with that exercise, practice picking up light objects and setting them back down using your legs until it becomes second nature. Keep It Close This not only includes keeping an object close to your body while performing a lift, but also keeping items in reach of your workspace. Overreaching will cause other musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) including back strain. The further an object is away from you, the greater is the force placed on your back. Redesign your workspace if that is what it takes to get things within reach to prevent overreaching and causing strain. The object doesn’t have to be heavy to cause an injury, repetition may also cause MSD’s. Never Twist and Lift Before my back was “back” to normal, my wife returned from work one day complaining that her back hurt from straining it when she turned to lift a box while putting it on a shelf. Two people suffering back injuries at the same time in the same home made me sit up and take notice. Twisting alone can result in injury. But, when you add the element of weight, it greatly increases the chance of injury. Do not move your upper body without moving your feet. Point your feet in the direction that you want to go. If your work involves twisting to take an item from one place to another, it could be that the two work areas are too close together. In this case, moving one work area, (bench, table, or the like), further away may be the solution because it will force you to move your feet rather than twisting your body. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these key elements will go a long way in preventing injury to yourself. So, to answer the question “Who’s Got Your Back?”, the answer is no one. No one but yourself that is. You are the only one who can take the proper steps to avoid back injury. It takes a conscious effort to think before we lift, squat, twist, or make a move which may have dire consequences. Therefore, “watch your back”, no one else will!

How in the world did I do that? With all the emphasis that I give on safety in my position to prevent injury in the first place, how did I just injure my back? It wasn’t a heavy object. I simply lifted it and put it in my car. As a Safety Officer, you would think I would be more aware of my lifting movements. But I wasn’t. I didn’t think through the proper lifting steps to prevent what I just did. As a result, I had to nurse my back for over a week before it felt normal again. Everyone experiences back problems of some sort. Anything from lifting an object to sleeping in the wrong position. We know how debilitating back injuries can be. The irony is that most, if not all of us, have been properly trained to avoid back injuries at some point in our lives. Preventing back injuries isn’t only about proper lifting procedures. All it takes is one wrong move or twist, without giving it a second thought, let alone a first. In my case, it wasn’t the lifting that caused the injury, but lowering the object. So how can a person mitigate the potential of a back injury to themselves? Keep Your Spine Aligned If there was one all inclusive go-to step, it would be this one: any time you lift an object or are tempted to bend over to pick something up, keeping your spine in a straight vertical line will mitigate many back injuries in and out of the workplace. By keeping the spine aligned, it will ensure that when you are lifting or lowering an object, you will squat to do so rather than bending at the waist. Bend at the Knees, Lift with Your Legs We’ve heard it all before, “bend at the knees and lift with your legs”. But, do we? Bending at the waist is the easiest and most convenient way to to pick something up, but it’s also the culprit of many injuries. Lifting with your legs will force you to bend at the knees rather than at the waist. And yes, it takes a conscious effort. In my case, lowering with your legs to put something down is as important as lifting with them. If your legs

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National Conference on Weights and Measures / National Type Evaluation Program Voting Record of the 105 th Annual Meeting January 10-12, 2020, St. Pete Beach, Florida Voting Record of the 105 th Annual Meeting January 10-12, 2021, St. Pete Beach, Florida

House of State Representatives

Item

House of Delegates

Result

Board of Directors Consent Calendar: ACT-7 & SPB-4 To Accept the Report

General Membership: Yea: 85, Nay: 0 General Membership: Yea: 74, Nay: 0

Adopted Adopted

Laws & Regulations Committee MOS-20.3 Yea: 37 Nay: 0

Yea: 44 Nay: 0 Yea: 44 Nay: 1 Yea: 43 Nay: 0 Yea: 38 Nay: 3 Yea: 40 Nay: 2 Yea: 45 Nay: 0

Adopted

Block 5: MOS-18.2 & FLR-20.4

Yea: 37 Nay: 1 Yea: 35 Nay: 0 Yea: 38 Nay: 1 Yea: 39 Nay: 1 Yea: 39 Nay: 0

Adopted

MOS-20.1

Adopted

FLR-20.1

Adopted

FLL-18.1

Adopted

To Accept the Report

Adopted

Specifications & Tolerances Committee Consent Calendar: SCL-20.13, LMD-20.2, LPG-20.1, WTR-20.2, EVF-19.1, TIM-20.1, GMA-20.1, MDM-20.1 Yea: 39 Nay: 1

Yea: 53 Nay: 0

Adopted

Yea: 25 Nay: 16 Yea: 31 Nay: 7 Yea: 27 Nay: 11 Yea: 38 Nay: 2 Yea: 39 Nay: 1 Yea: 40 Nay: 0 Yea: 38 Nay: 0

Yea: 35 Nay: 16 Yea: 34 Nay: 9 Yea: 36 Nay: 15 Yea: 49 Nay: 3 Yea: 41 Nay: 1 Yea: 48 Nay: 0 Yea: 46 Nay: 1

SCL-17.1

Returned to Committee

SCL-19.2

Adopted

SCL-20.10

Adopted

LMD-19.1

Adopted

WTR-20.1

Adopted

MFM-20.1

Adopted

To Accept the Report

Adopted

Professional Development Committee None National Type Evaluation Committee None Nominating Committee None

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Committment to Quality Award Given to Illinois Bureau of Weights and Measures!

The Illinois Bureau of Weights and Measures was the proud recipient of the Commitment to Quality Award for 2020. While most of the awards presented by the Department are individual awards, the Commitment to Quality Award was given to Weights and Measures as a team. The nomination write-up is presented below in it’s entirety: First, I would like to nominate the Bureau of Weights and Measures. This is a fantastic group of men and women that work together as a team to ensure that not only the residential consumers in Illinois, but all visiting consumers to our fine state are receiving what they pay for. Our Office Staff includes: Doug Rathbun, Ed Gray, Lenny Goebel, Jim Mackey Karl Cunningham, John Satterlee, and Brad Lowery The backbone of our bureau are our inspectors: Steve Carter, Zack Miller, John Spiller, Cody Williams, Whitney Schultz, Derek Davis, Tyler Griswold, Brenden Jostes, Autumn Nagy, Ivan Palamore, Jeff Piazza, Jeff Warner, Erik Beckner, Dave Taulbee, Andrew Goetsch, Ricky Henley, Devon Hinegardner, Sue Johnson, Shawn May, Alex Nevarez, Bob Pankala, Julie Reifschneider, Terry Repp, Garrett Russell, Chris Schuler, Jeff Tubacki, Jeanneen Wilson, Cedric Allen, and Steve Wirkuty Our inspectors regulate and inspect every fuel pump and scale used for commercial trade or sale in the state of Illinois. Our office staff handles all the billing and payments generated from these inspections. The inspectors work all day and often put in overtime into the evenings or on weekends to make sure their areas are getting done. As office staff we are keeping up on all accounting activities, fines, consumer awareness, consumer complaints, certifying register service companies, and much more to keep our bureau running smoothly. The metrology lab keeps busy with certifying weights and test measures to ensure Jared Howland, and Mae Emerick Our Metrology Lab Staff includes:

accurate devices are being used to test all the pumps and scales in the state. Our inspectors are continually making sure that as consumers we are all purchasing compliant fuel at fair prices. They are making sure that we are receiving what we paid for. They not only inspect every fuel pump in the state throughout the year, they inspect every meter and every scale used for commercial trade or sale in the state. This means that when you go to a deli, meat counter, or check out you know you are not being charged for more than you purchased. We also take consumer complaints and follow up on each and every one. We want the consumers of Illinois to know we care and we listen. In the office we have a great rapport with consumers and our clients that we inspect. We often get told how much they appreciate our quick responses and friendly dispositions. In conclusion, I felt it was necessary to acknowledge the Bureau of Weights and Measures especially this year. As we all know 2020 has been a rough year. The Department of Agriculture was shut down for almost 3 months. Our bureau took a major hit not only financially but being delayed. Our bureau is self-funded and with 3 months of no revenue from inspections we took a hit. However, when we were called back every single one of us hit the ground running. Our inspectors especially have been working extra hours to try to play catch up. Many inspectors already have their assigned areas caught up and are now jumping in to assist other inspectors. This is what’s great about our team, everyone has each other’s backs and jump in to help each other whenever it’s needed. We also see that in our office. You never hear anyone say, “that’s not my job”. All you hear is, “What can I do to help.” I truly believe that our bureau deserves some recognition for all their hard work and accomplishments. Especially after the year they’ve had. There is so much more I could say, but I hope this gives you an idea of how important, hardworking, and deserving the Bureau of Weights and Measures is for the Department of Agriculture.

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