A number of standards organizations exist that promulgate safety standards. These may be voluntary organizations or government agencies. These agencies first define the safety standards, which they publish in the form of codes. They are also Accreditation Bodies and entitle independent third parties such as testing and certification agencies to inspect and ensure compliance to the standards they defined. For instance, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) formulated a certain number of safety standards in its Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) and accredited TÜV Rheinland to provide certification services to guarantee product compliance to the defined safety regulations. 
I’ve recently started running. Well before christmas anyway. I’m now only able to comfortably run 5k. I took 3 weeks off here, and a week off there. I’m not comfortable yet to run in the snow so just been sticking to the treadmill until the snow has melted. I never heard of the 10% rule. I’m overweight and I see a trainer twice a week. I find i’m not losing weight but I am shrinking. (hehe) This weeks is my week to try and run a full 4 miles. I want to run in a half marathon June 16th. I wonder if i’m giving myself enough time to increase my mileage? i’ve been seeing my trainer since December 2012. Anyway I’m glad to have read this and it gives me more motivation to keep going 🙂
I am sorry, . are you frigin kidding me drivers ed. drivers training I’m not sure what your calling it today or any other day but it should read, help you pass your test so you can go out and kill some people or yourself? Even the people that think they drive well do not and not a one pays as much attention as they should be to exactly what it is they are doing at that moment, DRIVING of which is a luxury and should be recognized as such and get through peoples heads that if they drive stupid then they don’t drive or if they drive dangerously for the conditions not of just the road but all conditions all around at that place and time? Don’t get me wrong their are a lot of very good drivers that do pay attention and try to do the best they can under those circumstances at that time I mean come on it has to equal out somehow or so we hope? I would give anything to buy the world a Coke and a Smile and have them all hesitate for a moment in time and let me say a few words to all that may keep a whole lot of people alive a day or two longer so they can experience the joys in life more better longer? Scott Lovelace Chico, Ca. I’m just sayin! Got lots more on that topic!