September 13, 2021

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ANSI COVID-19 Member Update: Video on Variants Mu and Delta, and Resources for People with Disabilities

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and the nation's recovery during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this issue:

  • Mayo Clinic Offers Physician Insights on COVID-19 Variants Mu, Delta, and More
  • CDC Launches COVID-19 Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

Standards Alliance Workshop for Sustainable Cities in Côte d'Ivoire on ISO 37101 Supports Sustainable Urban Planning

Supporting the implementation of a sustainable community development standard with two pilot communities in Côte d’Ivoire, ANSI – through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development, the Standards Alliance, and in partnership with the Ivorian Directorate General for Decentralization and Local Development (DGDDL) – organized a two-day training activity. The August event was the fourth and final workshop in a year-long pilot program supporting the pilot communities of Port Bouët and Yopougon in the development of five-year sustainable community development strategies.

Stackable Credentials for Multi-Skilled Workers, Trends in Credentialing, and More: Tune into Workcred's Thought Leadership Presentations

This fall, ANSI-affiliate Workcred will present the latest thinking on current workforce issues and trends at several exciting events, accessible on Workcred's newly launched Thought Leadership page.

Reminder: ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Announces 2021 Virtual Credentialing Conference

Register today to engage with the credentialing community and learn more about how accreditation adds value to business: the ANSI National Accreditation Board's Credentialing Conference runs from September 28-October 1

Submit Feedback by October 8: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Technical Committee on Hydropower Plants

As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI is seeking comments on a proposal for a new ISO technical committee on "Small Hydropower Plants." Respond by October 8.

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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 American Boat and Yacht Council, CSA, Edison Electric Institute, and more...



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Read a recent post: 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, September 6-10, 2021

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


Standards Action, September 10, 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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