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Did You Know?

New York, Nov 28, 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.

ISO Presents Video Clip on the ISO 9000 Family – Global Management Standards
To introduce the publication of ISO 9001:2008, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has launched a video clip in which users describe the standards in the ISO 9000 family.

Featuring users from the oil and gas industry, a humanitarian aid organization, and a police department, this fictional news report demonstrates the combination of flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the ISO 9000 standards.

The ISO 9000 standards are developed and maintained by ISO Technical Committee (TC) 176, Quality management and quality assurance. The American Society for Quality (ASQ), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator for this TC.

To view the video, please visit

ASHRAE/IESNA User’s Manual to Facilitate Energy Savings
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has updated the User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

Incorporating more than forty addenda approved since the 2004 edition, the 90.1-2007 User’s Manual provides detailed instruction, calculation examples and compliance forms for the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings.

For more information, please visit ASHRAE online.

Manufacturing Institute Launches Industry-Focused Education Council
To address the difficulties of U.S. manufacturers in finding qualified employees, the Manufacturing Institute has launched an Education Council that will develop strategies to enhance the national manufacturing workforce.

Representing K-12, community and technical colleges, and universities, the Education Council will shape initiatives to help young people and transitioning workers find new careers in the manufacturing economy.

The Manufacturing Institute is the research and education arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an ANSI member.

For more information, please visit NAM online.

NFPA Receives Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Designation
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated the codes and standards development process of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology” (QATT), under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (Safety Act).

Designation as a QATT under the Safety Act will provide legal protections for the NFPA codes and standards development process as applied to anti-terrorism.

An ANSI member and accredited standards developer, NFPA is the first standards development organization to receive this designation.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Earns U.S. TAG Accreditation
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council has approved the accreditation of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Project Committee 241, Road Traffic Safety Management System. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will serve as TAG Administrator.

ASSE, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, is a professional safety organization with over 32,000 members that manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.

To receive additional information or to offer comments, please contact: Mr. Timothy R. Fisher, ASSE’s director of practices and standards (telephone: 847.768.3411; fax: 847.296.9221;