June 1, 2021

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Dr. Ernest Grant Named 2021 Recipient of Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award

Ernest Grant, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and current president of the American Nurses Association, has been selected by the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award. Named for the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the Ronald Brown Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in promoting the important role of standardization in eliminating global barriers to trade. Members of the U.S. standards and conformance community will honor Dr. Grant during the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day. 

Register for the U.S.-DRC Connectivity Standards and Digital Infrastructure Workshop on June 16-17

In an effort to highlight the critical role of standards-driven digital infrastructure and mobile digital technologies, ANSI encourages relevant stakeholders to register for the upcoming U.S.-DRC Connectivity Standards and Digital Infrastructure Workshop on June 16-17.

Reminder: ANSI Survey: Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Human Health and Safety

Information from ANSI's survey on methods or guidance materials that measure the impact of voluntary standards on human health will help to inform planning for a meeting on this topic. Survey responses are requested by June 7, 2021.  

Young Professionals Sought for Prominent 2021 International Electrotechnology Workshop Competition

Send your nominations for outstanding emerging electrotechnology professionals to participate in an in-depth, five-day IEC Young Professionals 2021 Workshop, scheduled for October 3-7, 2021, in conjunction with the 85th IEC General Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Young Professionals Workshop, in its twelfth year, aims to bolster the future of technology transfer, and long-term national involvement in the international standardization arena. Nominations are due by July 16, 2021.

Paper Competition Announced for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2021

In celebration of standards and their significant impact on the world, SES- The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee will co-sponsor an annual paper competition for individuals in the U.S. standards community. Winners will be announced and presented their awards at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, which will be held this year on October 28, 2021

ISO, IEC, and ITU February, March, and April Listings of Work Items Published

In an effort to increase stakeholder engagement and collaboration and reduce duplicative work, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have coordinated the publication of a monthly document that lists all new work items from the three organizations, including updates on the projects and timelines for the technical committees' work.

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 International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has named Nicolas Bouvier as director of its R&T Supply Chain Services. 
  • VITA has appointed Dean Holman as its vice president and assistant executive director.
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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 MHI, NADCA, NEMA, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and more...



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. In case you missed it: Standards that Spring Us Forward





This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, May 24-28, 2021

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


Standards Action, May 28, 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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