I would like to invite you to share your ideas for improving the next draft of the ANSI/HFES 100 standard at an informal meeting on Wednesday, October 21st at the 2009 HFES conference in San Antonio. Although this meeting is not part of the formal revision process, we are looking for ideas that will help to begin shaping the next revision. A copy of the standard can be purchased from HFES.
We invite you to submit your comments in writing prior to the meeting via email at the address given below. We will only accept comments received by email at the address below and that are received before midnight, October 28th, 2009. Your suggestions should clearly state what you think should be changed, added or deleted to a new draft of the current standard. If a suggestion refers to a specific section(s), that section should be referenced. Your suggestion should also state why you think the new content is advisable and what justification, especially peer-reviewed research, can be cited to support it.
Please submit your suggestions in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, this process is not part of the formal revision of the current ANSI/HFES 100-2007 document. Consequently, neither ANSI nor HFES procedures require formal responses to any suggestions submitted. However, once the formal revision process for ANSI/HFES 100-2007 begins, you will have an opportunity to submit formal comments to which you will receive a response.
It is anticipated that the formal process necessary to revise or reaffirm the current standard (produce the next draft) will begin in sufficient time to meet the ANSI-required five-year review in a timely fashion.