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Did You Know?

New York, Oct 03, 2007

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.

American Type Culture Collection Now an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council has approved the accreditation of American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) as a developer of American National Standards.

An ANSI Organizational Member since April 2007, ATCC is the first biological resource organization to garner ANSI accreditation as a standards development organization.

As a developer of industrial standards related to biological materials, ATCC will coordinate the drafting and revision of a series of voluntary consensus standards to address laboratory testing and research protocols involving microorganisms, cell lines, and other biological products.

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Joseph Perrone, ATCC’s vice president for standards and certification (703.365.2849,

ASSE Seeks Comments on Application for Accreditation of Proposed TAG to ISO/TMB/Risk Management
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has submitted an Application for Accreditation of a proposed ANSI/U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO Technical Management Board Working Group on Risk Management (ISO/TMB/RM). ASSE has also submitted a request for approval as TAG Administrator.

The proposed TAG will operate using the Model Operating Procedures for U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ANSI for ISO Activities as contained in Annex A of the ANSI International Procedures.

An ANSI member and accredited standards developer, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its members manage, supervise, and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government, and education.

Comments on this application are requested by October 29, 2007. To request additional information or submit a comment, please contact Mr. Timothy Fisher, ASSE director, practices and standards (fax: 847.296.9221,, with a copy to the ANSI Executive Standards Council recording secretary (fax: 212.840.2298,