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August 14, 2023

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ANSI and ULSE Publish Principles for Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Human Health and Safety

ANSI and UL Standards & Engagement announced the publication of a white paper, Principles for Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Human Health and Safety, which provides a methodology on how to measure and articulate the significant impacts that voluntary consensus standards can have on the health and safety of the public.

FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program for Smart Devices

Open for your comments: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to create a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for "Internet of Things" (IoT) or "smart" devices. The proposed program would allow qualifying products to bear a new U.S Cyber Trust Mark, helping consumers make informed purchasing decisions, differentiate trustworthy products in the marketplace, and create incentives for manufacturers to meet higher cybersecurity standards.

Registration Now Open: Hybrid Workshop on Global Challenges in Energy Performance and Modeling

The workshop—being held in conjunction with meetings of two International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committees (TCs): ISO/TC 163, Thermal performance and energy use in the built environment, and ISO/TC 205, Building environment design—will cover changes needed in efforts surrounding the holistic approach to buildings, as well as various issues and actions addressing data needed.

New Response Deadline: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee on Quantum Technologies

Submit comments by August 18: ANSI seeks comments on proposals from the British Standards Institution for a new joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on quantum technologies. The broad and all-encompassing scope of the proposals, if approved, may have implications and impact on existing work related to quantum technologies in other ISO and IEC committees.

Last Chance to Enter: Join the World Standards Day 2023 Paper Competition!

Submissions are due by September 1 and the winning prize is $1,500: In celebration of standards and their significant impact on our interconnected world, SES – The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee are holding a paper competition for individuals in the U.S. standards community.

ANAB Launches New Website

The newly launched ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) website upgrades the user experience for organizations seeking training and/or accreditation, offering simplified navigation and improved search capability.

Urban Logistics: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposal for New ISO Technical Committee

Send your comments by September 22: As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI seeks comments on a draft proposal for a new ISO technical committee on urban logistics.

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This Week in Standards Development

Review the latest domestic and international standards proposals, documents for public comment, new initiatives, and other opportunities for U.S. stakeholders to get involved.



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ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites on free resources, tools, and special achievements from ANSI members (submissions welcome!). This week:



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. In case you missed it: Self-Healing Metals and the Future of Engineering. 




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, August 7-11, 2023

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, August 11, 2023

ANSI’s key public review vehicle enables effective participation in the standards development process.


ANSI Annual Report 2021-2022

ANSI Annual Report 2021-2022: Building for the Future 

The interactive Annual Report, released during World Standards Week 2022, provides highlights of initiatives positioning ANSI, its affiliates, and the U.S. standardization community for even greater impact.

United States Standards Strategy (USSS)

Updated in 2020, the United States Standards Strategy provides a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system to support U.S. competitiveness, innovation, health and safety, and global trade.


United States Conformity Assessment Principles (USCAP)

The United States Conformity Assessment Principles articulates how U.S. conformity assessment activities foster confidence while avoiding the creation of unnecessary barriers to trade.


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