The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Committee - co-chaired by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - will host the 2019 World Standards Day Hill event on July 25, at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at HVC-201 A&B at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The event will focus on the theme "Codes and StandardsProtecting America's Energy Infrastructure and the Built Environment."
Without effective codes and standards in place, the nation's expansive energy infrastructure and the safety of millions of people would be at risk. Collaboration between standardization experts and federal agencies is integral to safeguard business operations, the workers who support them, and the American public. These efforts also enhance public safety in the built environment, supported by standards for accessibility and safety, and standards and codes related to fire and electrical safety and constructionto name a few.
The Capitol Hill event will feature speakers who will offer insights on collaborative and ongoing work, and discuss the role modern codes and standards play in keeping us all safefrom homes to work to classrooms. Experts will represent ANSI, the American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Code Council (ICC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE).
Presenters will also discuss the importance of continued federal investment into research to advance code and standard development and through incentives to encourage broader code and standard adoption.
Expert panelists will include:
- Mary Saunders, Vice President, Government Relations, ANSI
- Seth Statler, Director of Government Affairs, NFPA
- Mark Roberts, Senior Regional Manager of Government Relations, ICC
- Jim Wolf, ASHRAE President 2000-2001, and Chair of the ASHRAE Multi-Disciplinary Task Group on Low GWP Refrigerants, ASHRAE
- Debra Phillips, Vice President, Global Industry Services, API
Please direct any registration questions to ANSI's Stephanie Carroll: firstname.lastname@example.org. The widely attended event will include lunch. The event will also feature exhibits from standards developing organizations and networking opportunities.
About World Standards Day
World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community.
The event is co-chaired each year by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
For more information, to sponsor the event, or to register, please visit www.wsd-us.org. Advance registration is required.