As millions of Americans deck the halls this holiday season—from their festive living rooms and lawns to the elaborate displays at department stores and public venues—the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a new video animation that shows how standards support many of the services that help make our holidays sparkle.
Created by ANSI, "O Christmas Tree, How Services Standards Support Thee" uses music and video animation to illustrate a sampling of the thousands of standards that support every sector of the service economy. In particular, the video highlights standards that help ensure that holiday trees are safe and functional, from when they are harvested to when families adorn them with LED lights.
The video can be viewed on ANSI's YouTube channel. ANSI frequently releases videos and other media as educational resources for the standardization community, including a poster highlighting 75 of the Thousands of Standards Supporting the Service Economy, which was unveiled during the World Standards Week 2015 conference on services standards, available for electronic download at www.ansi.org/services.
In addition, ANSI's K-12 student resources page features ANSI's holiday videos from previous years, as well as a collection of electronic posters, graphics, and other user-friendly standards resources. All are designed not only to entertain kids and adults of all ages, but to showcase the critical role of standards in nearly all aspects of their everyday lives.
As with previous holiday seasons, ANSI invites everyone from the standardization community— near and far—to enjoy the video and share the link with colleagues, friends, and family. Most of all, ANSI wishes everyone a wonderful holiday and happy 2016!
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations.
The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).