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Did You Know?

New York, Mar 07, 2008

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

New ISEA Booklet Stresses Importance of Safety Equipment Standards
Essential for designing, manufacturing, testing, specifying and using protective gear, safety equipment standards are explained in a booklet from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer.

Advising managers to utilize protective and safety equipment that complies with rigorous standards, Safety Equipment Standards: Your Keys to Business Success compels both industrial manufacturers and users to participate in the standards development process.

To request individual copies of the booklet, please contact Mr. Joe Walker, ISEA marketing communications advisor, (telephone: 703-525-1695; To download a PDF version click here.

ASSE Newsletter Describes Fall Protection Standards
ANSI member the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) dedicated a special issue of its newsletter to the new ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code. A benchmark standard for protecting workers at height, ANSI/ASSE Z359 will incorporate five new standards containing additional requirements, changes and additions that will affect its use throughout the industry.

ASSE serves as the secretariat for Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z359, with a scope of activity on fall protection equipment and systems for climbing, man-riding, work positioning, fall arrest systems, rescue and evacuation, and other fall hazard operations.

EPA And DOE Award Lighting Company for its Leadership in Energy Efficiency
Lighting manufacturer Osram Sylvania has been awarded the 2008 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in recognition of the company's commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

An Energy Star partner since 1999, Osram Sylvania sponsored the Energy Star Change a Light bus tour initiative, and cut energy use in its own facilities by 10 percent nationwide. A manufacturer of lighting and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology, Osram Sylvania is a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSI member, Siemens AG.

The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.

The Household Goods Forwarders Association of America Earns ANSI Accreditation
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council has approved the accreditation of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America (HHGFAA), a new ANSI organizational member in 2008, as a developer of American National Standards.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Boris Populoh, director of programs and education, (telephone: 703.317.9950; fax: 703.317.9960;

With a worldwide membership of companies from more than 160 countries, the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America, Inc. is a global association of forwarders and movers.

Georgia Tech Energy & Environmental Management Center Applies for Accreditation to U.S. TAG on Energy Management
The Georgia Tech Energy & Environmental Management Center (GTEEMC) has submitted an application for accreditation and a request for approval as Administrator for a U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) proposed to a new ISO project committee (PC 242) on Energy Management.

A university-based resource for business and industry, the Enterprise Innovation Institute provides programs that help enterprises to improve their competitiveness through the application of science, technology and innovation.

For additional information, or to offer comments, please contact: Ms. Deann Desai, project manager, GTEEMC (telephone: 770.605.4474; fax: 404.894.1192;, with a copy to Mr. Jim Thompson, the recording secretary of ANSI’s Executive Standards Council, (fax: 212.840.2298; by March 31, 2008.

ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel