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ANSI COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 16, 2020

ANSI, in conjunction with its Committee on Education (CoE), has announced its 10th annual paper competition with the 2021 theme, The Use of standards in the global fight against COVID-19. The competition is part of a long-term effort to spread awareness among postsecondary students about the strategic significance of standards and conformance.
June 24, 2020

I want to take this opportunity to personally recognize and applaud you – ANSI’s members – for the powerful initiatives you are leading to combat COVID-19 and contribute to solutions for a better tomorrow.
June 19, 2020

In recognition of the importance of standardization and conformity assessment to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce that the Standards Alliance Phase 2 (SA2), as part of its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will specifically address the COVID-19 response and recovery.
April 6, 2020

The ANSI portal, Freely Available ISO and IEC Standards to Help Address COVID-19 Crisis, now includes 36 international standards covering medical equipment and devices – including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.
April 3, 2020

To speed rapid and effective response efforts to the mounting COVID-19 global health crisis, ANSI has added a new suite of key international standards to the ANSI portal.
March 30, 2020

In view of the significant health risks posed by COVID-19, ANSI, ANAB, and Workcred offices remain closed until further notice. All operations continue to fully function, with staff working remotely.
March 12, 2020

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, members, and standards community partners are paramount at ANSI. The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the globe and here in the U.S. ...
ANSI Federation COVID-19 Efforts
STANDARDIZATION COMMUNITY MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak. ANSI is monitoring, sharing, and promoting appropriate news to highlight these efforts.
Suggestions for news items may be submitted to pr@ansi.org. All submissions are published at ANSI's discretion.

September 21, 2020

  • Siemens Healthineers and CDC Join European Commission to Standardize SARS-CoV-2 Assays
  • PMMI Highlights Food Processing during the Pandemic in Season 2 Podcast
  • NISO Training Series on Assessment Practices and Metrics in a 21st Century Pandemic
September 14, 2020

  • ASSP Provides On-Demand Podcasts, Webinars on Worker Engagement, Health and Well-Being
  • Green Building Initiative to Host Webinar on Pandemic Lessons for Building Redesign and Retrofit
  • RIA Highlights Reducing COVID Risks with Robots
September 8, 2020

  • ECIA Releases Results of Manufacturer and Distributor Survey
  • Google and Apple Partner to Support Exposure Notifications for COVID Alerts
August 31, 2020

  • ASTM to Host Workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment Shortages
  • ICC Releases Infographic on Remote Virtual Inspections
  • NFPA Fact Sheet Provides Overview of Fire Protection Requirements for Outdoor Dining Tents
August 24, 2020

  • ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Offers HVAC, Water Supply System Guidance for Polling Places
  • NFPA Offers Infographic on Remote Video Inspection Programs
August 17, 2020

  • New Material from NIST Measures the Sensitivity of COVID Tests
  • NIST Awards 3.4 Million in Grants for Pandemic Response, Supports Manufacturing USA Institutes
  • Kaiser Permanente Joins Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Study
  • Personal Care Products Council Launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program
August 10, 2020

  • BOMA International Issues Best Practice Guidance for Fire Drills, Industrial Property Management
  • Johnson & Johnson to Collaborate with HHS, DoD, to Produce 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine
  • National Restaurant Association Offers Best Practice Tips for Restaurant Delivery Service
August 3, 2020

  • CTA Launches The Public Health Tech Initiative to Respond to Future Pandemics, ANSI Health and Tech Members Join
  • ANSI Members to Join Clean 2020 Summit, with Segment on Current State and Next Steps for Guidance and Standards during COVID-19
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia Announces Free Resources for 6 Months to Support COVID-19
July 27, 2020

  • Virginia Adopts First-in-Nation Workplace Safety Standards to Combat COVID-19
  • ECIA to Provide Resources and Webinar on Data Protection and Return to Work
July 20, 2020

  • ASHRAE to Host Course on Airflow Patterns, Airborne Contaminants
  • Beyond Air Announces Nitric Oxide Therapy for COVID Patients
  • NASA Announces Partnership with Space Agencies to Investigate Seasonal Shifts and COVID-19
  • Travelport Launches Plugin for Traveling During COVID
July 13, 2020

  • Abbott Ramps Up Production of COVID-19 Tests Across its Platforms
  • FLIR Thermal Cameras Used to Improve Office Safety and Wellness
  • National Waste and Recycling Association Survey Highlights COVID-19's Impact on the Waste and Recycling Industry
July 6, 2020

  • Philips Announces Collaboration to Further Commitment to Telehealth
  • NADCA Issues Building Reopening Preparation for Facility Managers
  • NAM Launches ‘Wear a Face Covering’ Ad Campaign
June 29, 2020

  • GBCI Announces New Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems in Response to Pandemic
  • An IES Collaboration to Develop ANS for Measuring UV-C Sources Used for Disinfection
  • Bausch & Lomb Publishes Information on Wearing and Caring for Your Contact Lenses amid COVID-19
  • Experian Launches COVID-19 Resources and Credit Education
  • Digimarc Launches Series for Grocery Retailers Tackling the COVID-19 Challenge
June 22, 2020

  • ASHRAE Launches Free Webinars Focused on Building Reopening
  • ASIS Offers Disease Outbreak Security Resources
  • The Electronic Components Industry Association Issues Guidelines for Safely Interacting with Customers and Business
  • Plastics Industry Association Launches Guidelines for Reopening America
  • U.S. Green Building Council Affiliate Arc Releases Tools and Analytics for Reentry of Buildings
June 15, 2020

  • Corning Awarded Funding to Ramp Up Glass Vaccine Vial Production
  • Honeywell Shares "N95 Masks Explained," Highlights How Automation Can Help Fast Track a Vaccine
  • International Code Council Offers Guidance on Building Re-occupancy for Reopening Economies
  • Kohler Supports COVID-19 Efforts with Safety Equipment Items
  • LakePharma Releases Webinars on Reagents and Assays for COVID Antibody Response
June 8, 2020

  • CDC Issues Guidance to Help Communities and Businesses Plan and Respond
  • ADA Helps Dentists with Patient Protocols during Coronavirus
  • ASTM International’s Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Agents Gears up to Fight the Virus
  • Oracle Launches Employee Care Package for the New Workplace
  • RESNA Offers Resource to Stay Connected to Assistive Technology Professionals
June 1, 2020

  • The Aluminum Association Launches Survey on “Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Aluminum Industry”
  • ISEA Details How PPE Manufacturers and Suppliers Respond to COVID-19
  • Lockheed Martin Shares its Aircraft Global Relief Efforts
  • Materials Handling Industry Offers Resources by Agency and Industry
  • Optiv Launches Timeline on COVID-19's Impact on Cybersecurity
May 26, 2020

  • AdvaMed Issues MedTech Compliance Guidance in COVID Response
  • Ericsson Promotes Initiatives to Keep America Running
  • ExxonMobil Ramps Up Production of Medical Grade Sanitizer, PPE
  • Johnson & Johnson Works on a Possible COVID-19 Vaccine, Supports Healthcare Workers
  • SMPTE Expands Access to Educational Programs, Events, and Standards Documents
May 18, 2020

  • ACC Offers COVID-19 Poster and Compilation of Industry Specific Resources
  • Boeing Launches Confident Travel Initiative, Aids COVID Response with Dreamlifter
  • NEMA Publishes COVID-19 Guide for Disinfecting Electrical Equipment
  • NSF International to Host Webinar on Using QMS Tools to Navigate Extraordinary Events
  • TCATA Opens Registration for How to Lead in a Crisis Webinar
May 11, 2020

  • IAPMO to Host Webinar Series to Assist in Safer Reopening of Buildings, Offers Access to Codes and Standards
  • National Ground Water Association Publishes Article on Low Risk of COVID-19 Contaminating Private Water Wells
  • National Contract Management Association Offers Contracting Guidance
May 1, 2020

  • IES to Present Free Educational Program on Germicidal Ultraviolet Disinfection
  • NEMA Expands COVID-19 Resources for Electroindustry
  • NIST Funding Manufacturing Institutes to Support Pandemic Response
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Offers Resources
  • UL Updates COVID-19 Support and Services
April 24, 2020

  • Auto Glass Safety Council Releases Educational Presentations for COVID Planning
  • NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator
  • NENA Issues on Demand Webinar for Emergency Response Professionals
  • SBCA Offers COVID-19 Resources, Launches Survey for Component Manufacturing Industry
  • SHRM Releases Updated Online Resources
April 17, 2020

  • ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Resources Available
  • "ASCE Plot Points" Podcast Offers Support for Civil Engineering Community
  • CLSI Releases Documents Helpful for COVID-19 Testing
  • IAPMO and Industry Partners Host "How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts Your Business” Webinar; Recording Now Available
  • ICC Offers Expansive Set of Resources for Policymakers and Building Officials
  • Kaiser Permanente Offers Tips on Getting Care by Region
  • PMMI Offers Podcast, Virtual Town Hall Series
  • RIA Webinar: Opportunities for Autonomous Mobile Robots: During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 10, 2020

  • CSA Group Opens No-Fee View Access to Relevant Standards, Provides Health Care Safety Research Papers
  • ICC Launches Webinar Series to Support Building Safety Professionals
  • ISEA Offers Complimentary Access to ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 for Personal Eye and Face Protection
  • UL Provides Access to Standards to Support Healthcare, Air Ventilation, and Building Materials
April 6, 2020

  • ASSP Responds to COVID-19 Developments
  • ICC Debuts Coronavirus Response Center
  • GBI to Host April 14 Webinar: Health Care Operations: Implications & Actions from COVID-19
  • Microsoft, MIT, and DOE’s LBNL among New Public-Private Consortium to Mitigate Pandemics using AI
  • National Institutes of Health Partners with FDA, America Makes, Department of Veterans' Affairs to Support Additive Manufacturing Industry Demands
March 26, 2020

In this issue: Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Consumer Technology Association (CTA), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
March 25, 2020

In this issue: AAMI and ASTM International
March 20, 2020

In this issue: Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), the Aluminum Association, and NFPA
March 16, 2020

In this issue: Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), IAPMO, National Restaurant Association, NFPA, Microsoft, Google
March 9, 2020

In this issue: AAMI, NFPA, ASTM International, BOMA, ASHRAE
February 20, 2020

In this issue: IAPMO, American Chemistry Council (ACC), National Institutes of Health

Other News

April 17, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in daily life and the way business is conducted, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) continues to provide much needed accreditation services to the marketplace.
March 12, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is leading several countries and organizations to restrict travel and meetings, COPANT president, Ricardo Fragoso, and COPANT authorities will suspend the...
March 12, 2020

Amid health concerns over COVID-19, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) today issued an announcement noting that all ISO governance and technical...

Additional Resources

Virtual Meetings

April 13, 2020

To prioritize health and safety, and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations amid the COVID-19 global health pandemic, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced virtual attendance for upcoming meetings and conferences hosted by ANSI, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), and Workcred through June 2020, including those previously scheduled to take place in ANSI, ANAB, and Workcred facilities.
March 16, 2020

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is now offering a series of live, web-based training courses to meet the need for continued learning in light of widespread travel restrictions and social distancing efforts amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Message from the ANSI President
Making the world better, safer, and stronger
Second Quarter, 2020
JUNE 24, 2020

Dear colleagues,

I want to take this opportunity to personally recognize and applaud you – ANSI’s members – for the powerful initiatives you are leading to combat COVID-19 and contribute to solutions for a better tomorrow. The important work that you are doing is making the world better, safer, and stronger.

From vaccine development efforts to resources supporting water and safer building re-openings, to a new task force to increase understanding of the ability of SARS-CoV-2 (the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19) to persist in the environment – these are just a few of the examples of how the ANSI Federation is advancing public health, safety, infrastructure, and innovation. More than 80 such examples are featured on ANSI’s COVID-19 Resources Webpage. I encourage you to tap into the vast knowledge and expertise showcased on the site to learn how the U.S. standardization community is at the forefront of solutions. And if you have resources to add, send ANSI a note to pr@ansi.org.

At every opportunity, ANSI is committed to raising awareness of the collective power of the U.S. standardization community. Recently, I highlighted the ANSI Federation’s COVID response and the role of standardization as a foundation of U.S. prosperity at a May 13 roundtable session hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A follow-up roundtable on May 28 explored the growing role of China in international standards setting, and possible implications for U.S. industry.

Indeed, standards underpin technological leadership and economic prosperity. The new rule issued by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security enabling U.S. companies to more fully engage in international 5G and telecommunications standards-setting efforts where Huawei representatives are also present is an important step in the right direction for U.S. competitiveness. When U.S. companies and the standards developing organizations in which they participate can engage in international standards-setting activities, the U.S. can continue to influence, define, and create the next wave of technologies that will impact our lives for years to come.

To promote continued U.S. leadership in the 5G space, ANSI is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to seek public-private sector agreement on a strategic U.S. approach to work collaboratively in relevant 5G standards venues. Both private and public sector stakeholders agree on the importance of promoting competition and vendor choice, while also managing the security risks associated with 5G networks. The U.S. is best able to do this through a strong public-private partnership to develop and implement the best technical standards that are globally applicable.

Time and again, the U.S. standardization community has demonstrated that partnership and collective action delivers the strongest and most responsive solutions. Let me close by expressing once again my appreciation to each of you, our members, for your dedication and commitment to ANSI, the U.S. private sector-led voluntary consensus standardization system, and the nation.

Best regards,

Joe Bhatia