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ANSI to Exhibit at National Safety Council Congress & Expo

New York, Sep 24, 2002

A core element of the mission of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the enhancement of the U.S. quality of life, achieved through the development and promulgation of standards that protect worker and consumer health and safety. Recognizing that safety standards are a vital part of our everyday lives, ANSI is proud to take part in the National Safety Council's (NSC) 90th annual Congress & Expo in San Diego, California. An ANSI member and accredited standards developer, NSC will hold the Congress & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center from October 4-11, 2002.

The Congress & Expo is a three-part event that combines the annual meeting of the NSC (October 4-6), educational sessions, and the Expo. Billed as the "nation's largest annual safety, health and environmental convention," the event anticipates over 800 exhibiting companies from the U.S. and 60 countries around the globe. Congress organizers have created over 200 comprehensive and targeted educational sessions with more advanced level sessions than in previous years. The Congress will feature an array of prestigious keynote addresses by government leaders including: John Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Heath, Dave Lauriski, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health and Dr. John Howard, newly Appointed Director, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

ANSI will be participating in the Expo with an exhibit that showcases the Institute's electronic services based on an extensive inventory of over 40,000 standards. In addition, those interested in learning more about the Institute's products and services, such as print and electronic news publications, education and training courses, ANSI Online, and more, are encouraged to stop by the booth. ANSI's participation will provide members of the safety, health, and environmental community an opportunity to learn more about various industry standards that will help them "prepare for the health and safety challenges of today and tomorrow."

"Voluntary standards play a vital role in promoting safety across a broad range of industries," said Rosemary Maginniss, ANSI director of electronic sales and marketing. She emphasized ANSI's inclusion of "industry specific safety standards targeted toward the construction, medical, machinery and electrical industries, among others" in a catalog for the show. Maginniss will represent the Institute along with Leanne Lowry, product marketing analyst; Greg Fine, director, membership marketing; and Bob Feghali, vice president business development and chief information officer.

According to Lowry, the Expo is also an opportunity to inform people about the ANSI Electronic Standards Store (ESS), and NSSN: A National Resource for Global Standards, a comprehensive data network on developing and approved national, foreign, regional and international standards and regulatory documents. NSSN is a cooperative partnership between ANSI, U.S. private-sector standards organizations, government agencies, and international standards organizations.

NSC encourages those interested in attending the Congress and Expo to register online via the NSC website. For more information about Congress and Expo 2002, visit the website at

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