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April 17, 2023

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Interested in Contributing to International Standardization Activities? Check out ANSI's New FAQ Page on U.S. Participation in ISO!

Check it out: To help make U.S. participation as robust and effective as possible, ANSI has compiled a list of frequently asked questions with information for U.S. TAG members, leaders, and other stakeholders. Questions cover accessing, voting on, and commenting on ISO committee documents and ballots; U.S. experts joining ISO Working Groups (WGs); U.S. TAG members attending ISO committee meetings; and more.

Integrated Pest Management for Crops: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposal for New ISO Field of Technical Activity

As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI seeks comments by May 26. The scope of the activity includes management services, effectiveness assessments, testing and analysis, and other related standards involved in the process of monitoring and forecasting; prevention and control; and emergency measures in integrated pest management for crops (IPM).

DOC/NTIA and HHS/ONC Request Public Comments Related to Artificial Intelligence

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is requesting public comments by June 10 on artificial intelligence (AI) system accountability measures and policies. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the upcoming publication of proposed rules for developers of AI used in health care who seek HHS certification; comments will be accepted until June 17.

Standards Alliance Phase 2 Convenes Final Virtual Cosmetics Standardization Web-Series 

The Standards Alliance: Phase 2—a public-private partnership program between ANSI and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—held the final session of its Cosmetics Standardization Web-series in coordination with the African Organization for Standardization and Personal Care Products Council.

ANSI COVID-19 News: Inside a Disease Detecting Breathalyzer and COVID Test Updates 

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health and safety and the nation's recovery. In this issue:

  • NIST/JILA Researchers Demonstrate COVID Detecting Breathalyzer
  • Public Health Emergency Ends, FDA Lists OTC Test Extensions and Guidelines

On Earth Day, Standards Alliance: Phase 2 Supports a Stream of Sustainability Goals

To mark this year’s celebration of Earth Day, ANSI looks at how Standards Alliance: Phase 2 has launched ongoing projects that support sustainability—including several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

People on the Move

People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trail-blazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community. In this issue:

  • The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has named Jeff Henriksen as its chief strategy officer.
  • The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced the promotion of Nabil Shahin to managing director, AHRI Middle East North Africa (MENA) 
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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:

  • ASME Issues Article on Seven Trends Shaping Construction 
  • ISA to Host Energy-Focused Cyber Security Summit in Scotland
  • NAM Workshop Takeaways: How to Recruit Effectively 
  • RSNA Fireside Chat to Cover ChatGPT in Radiology 

Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Read the latest post: Be Cyber Smart: Avoid Six Common Pitfalls in Your Cybersecurity Strategy. 




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, April 10-14, 2023

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

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, April 14, 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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Access guidance methods to perform information security risk management for medical devices in the AAMI TIR57 / AAMI TIR97 - Principles For Medical Device Security Package. It also provides guidance on methods to perform postmarket security risk management for medical devices.


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