May 3, 2021

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ANSI Releases April Edition of Government Relations and Public Policy Update

Access the latest legislative and regulatory initiatives of significant relevance to the standardization community in the April edition of the ANSI Government Relations and Public Policy Monthly Update. Compiled by Mary Saunders, ANSI vice president of government relations, the publication is a special new benefit to ANSI members, and is accessible via the government outreach section on

Supporting Solutions Amid COVID-19, ANAB Accredits ABM Industries' EnhancedClean™ Training Program

Supporting infection control programs and solutions amid the COVID-19 global health crisis, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has accredited ABM Industries, a leading provider of facility solutions, for its EnhancedClean™ Training Program, in accordance with the American National Standard, ANSI/ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs.

ANSI Releases Agenda for Joint Organizational Member Forum and Company Member Forum Spring Meeting

ANSI has released the agenda for its virtual joint meeting of the Organizational Member Forum (OMF) and Company Member Forum (CMF) on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Latest Issue of ANSI in China Newsletter Now Available

ANSI's international policy department has released the 2021 first quarter edition of its ANSI in China Newsletter, available in English and Chinese. The quarterly newsletter updates ANSI members on technical activities, policy decisions, trade matters, and other information of interest. The English version of the newsletter is available exclusively to ANSI members and the Chinese version is available online.

Enter Today: Deadline Extension for ANSI Student Paper Competition

Due to the continuing disruptions and uncertainty caused by the ongoing global pandemic, ANSI is extending the deadline for the 2021 Student Paper Competition to June 1, 2021. It is hoped that providing additional time will allow more students to contemplate and engage with ANSI on the very timely and important paper theme: Using Standards in the Global Fight Against COVID-19.

ANSI Welcomes New Members

ANSI proudly welcomed 19 new members in March and 11 in April. These organizations joined a federation that represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and well over 30 million professionals.

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.

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: Kaiser Permanente has announced two promotions within its senior staff:

  • Diane Comer is Kaiser Permanente's new chief information and technology officer.
  • Marie-Aline Zappia-Kuzmack has been appointed chief administrative officer at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. 

ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites from ANSI members (submissions are welcome!), including free resources and recent achievements of interest to the broader standardization community. See the newest updates from CSA Group, NFPA, and more...



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: Advanced Robots Support Social Distancing and Reduced Transmissions during the Pandemic.





This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, April 19-23, 2021

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

Standards Action, April 30, 2021

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

ANSI Annual Report 2019-2020

Released during World Standards Week 2020, the report details key ANSI and affiliate initiatives over the past year, as well as activities on the horizon. 

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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