July 26, 2021

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ANSI Announces Virtual Only Meetings through October 31, 2021

This precautionary measure has been taken in consultation with ANSI’s governance leadership to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the ANSI community, and is consistent with federal, state, and local guidelines, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations regarding business gatherings. 

Human Capital Makes a Difference: Standardization Supports Stronger Workforces

Standards development work in the area of human capital is crucial, and as the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI supports ongoing standards collaboration in this field as the Secretariat of ISO Technical Committee (TC) 260, Human resource management. ISO TC 260 recently developed the final five in a 13-part series of technical specifications supporting the metrics required by the human resource management standard, ISO 30414.

ANSI Welcomes New Members in July 2021

ANSI proudly welcomes 8 new members in July. These organizations joined a federation that represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and well over 30 million professionals.

Changes to the ISO Directives: ANSI Online Refresher Course 2021

Reminder: ANSI encourages members to complete the 2021 ISO Directives Updates Course, now available online. The course is required to comply with the ANSI Executive Standards Council's requirement for training on changes to the ISO Directives. Training should be completed by March 1, 2021

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 American Society of Safety Professionals has appointed UCOR president and CEO Ken Rueter to serve as the Society's public director.
  • The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer's Institute (SAAMI) has announced two additions and one promotion within their staff: Alan Serven is SAAMI's new senior director of technical affairs. Brian Osowiecki has been promoted to director of regulatory affairs. Alexander "Nico" Wirtz has been appointed director of technical affairs. 
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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.




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 International Society of Automation, International WELL Building Institute, SAE International, SMPTE, 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: Calling All Scuba Divers: World's Deepest Pool Opens in Dubai for Underwater Exploration





This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

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

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


Standards Action, July 23, 2021

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

AR%20Cover 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.


USCAP-cover 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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