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USNC Current Newsletter: Latest Issue Focuses on Health, Fitness, and New Beginnings


The U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published the winter 2015-16 issue of its quarterly newsletter, the USNC Current. This edition focuses on IEC work in health and fitness–related electrotechnologies, as well as how the USNC is gearing up for increased success across all areas of standardization.

A committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the USNC serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally-relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry. The Committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation.

As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC is a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. Strong U.S. participation in the IEC is critical to national competitiveness and the continued growth and innovation in U.S. electrotechnical industries.

The Current is the USNC’s popular electronic newsletter, distributed to the USNC membership but freely available to all interested stakeholders. USNC members and other experts in electrotechnology and standardization contribute original content of keen interest to the U.S. standardization community.

The latest issue is available for download here.

For more information the USNC and how to get involved, contact USNC general secretary Tony Zertuche at or visit

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