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September 19, 2022

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ANSI Announces 2023 Student Paper Competition Theme: Standards Supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

Now in its thirteenth year, ANSI’s student paper competition is part of a long-term effort to spread awareness among postsecondary students of the strategic significance of standards and conformance. The 2023 theme is "Standards Supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals." 

Reminder for all Stakeholders: America Makes and ANSI to Develop Version 3 of Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing 

Learn how you can get involved by registering for the September 22 informational webinar. The roadmap revision will consider previously identified gaps and priorities, progress to address the recommendations, and any potentially overlooked issues.  

Your Feedback Sought: Discovery Report on "Future Direction of ISO Management Systems Standards"

As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI seeks feedback on a new discovery report, “Future Direction of ISO Management Systems Standards,” from relevant stakeholders by October 7.  

Management System for UN Sustainable Development Goals: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Standard

ANSI seeks stakeholder comments by October 28 on a new ISO management system standard proposal related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The intended outcome of an SDG management system, the proposal asserts, is to enhance an organization’s performance, fulfill compliance obligations, achieve selected SDG objectives, increase success, and create trust and confidence to relevant existing and future stakeholders. 

Standards Alliance Phase II Holds Third Event to Support Bioethanol Standardization in Sub-Saharan Africa

The event served to raise awareness of relevant international bioethanol standards and practical implementation considerations, with a goal of helping to enable the emerging bioethanol market in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Workcred Welcomes Community College of Aurora, Delta College, Kirkwood Community College, and Moraine Valley Community College to C+D Pathways Project

In support of learner persistence, employment, and competitive wages, Workcred and partners will develop Certification+Degree (C+D) pathways in information technology and health sciences. 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for World Standards Day!

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) Planning Committee is pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 World Standards Day fall event. A joint effort between the private and public sectors, the U.S. Celebration of WSD recognizes the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community.

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 HR Certification Institute (HRCI) has appointed Dr. Denise Caleb as the first president of its subsidiary, the newly formed Human Resource Standards Institute (HRSI).
  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has announced that Jacob Handel is its new senior director, Indigenous relations.
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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 standardization community. See the newest updates from ASME, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, International WELL Building Institute, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and UL Solutions.



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: Can Sound Treat Pain? A New Study Shows the Potential of Combining Sound and Electrical Stimulation to Offer Relief. 




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, September 5-9, 2022

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

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, September 9, 2022

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

ANSI 2020-2021 Annual Report cover ANSI Annual Report 2020-2021

Released during World Standards Week 2021, 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.


Check out these other publications and documents of interest.

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