What's New?


May 22, 2023

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WTO TBT Committee to Host Thematic Sessions on Regulatory Cooperation Between Members

The June 20 sessions will address intangible digital products and cybersecurity and will be webcast on YouTube for all interested stakeholders. Registration is required.

At COPANT 2023, ANSI Delegation Joins Discussion to Support Action for Climate Change and Innovation 

The recent 2023 Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT) General Assembly in Barbados engaged participants from across the Americas in conversations on climate change, best practices, digital transformation, and innovation.

SAMR Survey on Foreign-Invested Enterprises' Participation in China Standardization Activities 

Reply by May 31: ANSI encourages all members who have a local presence in China to respond to a State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) survey about their participation in Chinese standardization activities. Members who do not have investments in China but who would like to submit feedback may contact the ANSI China team.

Reminder: Draft Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing Version 3.0 Released for Comment

A draft of the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 3.0) is open for public review and comment by May 31. The roadmap identifies key issues, notes relevant published and in-development standards, and offers recommendations to address gaps in standards and specifications for additive manufacturing.

Deadline Extended: USNC Calls for 2023 Nominations for IEC Young Professionals 

The new deadline is June 23: Nominate an outstanding emerging professional in the field of electrotechnical standardization and/or conformity assessment. The selected nominees will attend the 2023 IEC Young Professionals Workshop in Cairo, Egypt, where they will learn about the IEC, standardization strategies, and conformity assessment.

ANSI COVID-19 News: CDC Updates Building Ventilation Guidelines and Sewer Surveillance Tracks COVID

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

  • How Much Ventilation is Enough? CDC Updates Guidelines for Clean Air in Occupied Spaces
  • Wastewater Data Can Support COVID Tracking Efforts


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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.



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ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites on free resources, tools, and special achievements from ANSI members (submissions welcome!). This week:

  • ASTM Webinar on Manufacturing Innovation and More
  • IWBI Releases Webcast on Where to Work and Air Quality 
  • SLAS "New Matter" Podcast Focuses on Augmented Reality 
  • USGBC Training for LEED for Cities and Communities Certificate 

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: Mariners Move the Nation: ANSI Recognizes National Maritime Day.




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, May 15-19, 2023

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

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, May 19, 2023

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


ANSI Annual Report 2021-2022

ANSI Annual Report 2021-2022: Building for the Future 

The interactive Annual Report, released during World Standards Week 2022, provides highlights of initiatives positioning ANSI, its affiliates, and the U.S. standardization community for even greater impact.

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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ANSI/RIA R15.06 / RIA TR R15.306 / RIA TR R15.606 / RIA TR R15.806 - Industrial Robots Safety Package
ANSI/RIA R15.06 / RIA TR R15.306 / RIA TR R15.606 / RIA TR R15.806 - Industrial Robots Safety Package provides requirements to eliminate or adequately reduce the risks associated with basic hazards associated with industrial robots. It also provides safety requirements for collaborative industrial robot systems in the work environment as well as test methods for measuring the pressures and forces associated with quasi-static and transient contact events of collaborative applications.


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