ANSI has compiled a collection of resources to help our members and organizations throughout the standardization community adapt to new ways of working, strengthen operations, and emerge even stronger after the impact of COVID-19.
Browse the topics below to access links to informative presentations, usable guidance, and other free tools, reports, and data to aid the ANSI community as we continually adapt to change and a "new normal."
From virtual communication and collaboration platforms to AI-based efficiency tools, rapidly evolving tech advancements have the capacity to drive growth and impact for organizations across the standardization community. But a thoughtful, strategic approach and shared best practices for leveraging these tools is critical to building an effective and sustainable workforce of the future.
Hosted by ANSI in partnership with Workcred, this World Standards Week conference examined how the acceleration of technology is impacting the U.S. workforce. Expert speakers and representatives from standards developing organizations (SDOs), government agencies, credentialing bodies, and companies discussed the effects of digital transformation and shared ideas for a responsive workforce, workplace, and standardization community.
The increased reliance on virtual and hybrid meetings during the pandemic enhanced many organizations' remote work options, but we've also seen many challenges. The following resources were developed to share lessons learned and help ANSI members and the larger standardization community use virtual and hybrid meetings more effectively and impactfully.
ANSI's OMF sessions bring together representatives of standards development organizations for lively discussions of shared challenges, strategies, concerns, and experiences as the community adapts to hybrid meetings as a new normal. Watch the May 2023, February 2022, and October 2021 session recordings below.
With the U.S. government declaring the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency as of May 11, 2023, federal agencies are shifting from an emergency response to incorporating COVID-19 activities into routine public health practice. These links provide access to the latest federal data, guidance, and recommendations for worker protection.
The CDC offers guidance, fact-sheets, and toolkits to help prevent and reduce transmission and maintain healthy business operations in non-healthcare workplaces.
OSHA provides guidance to employers on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID in the workplace.
A number of pandemic-related loans and assistance programs are still open for applications from eligible small businesses, non-profits, and other employers.
McKinsey & Company offers a useful collection of consistently updated data and analysis on the future of work, managing risk, digitizing operations, and emerging from the pandemic stronger.
Standards and conformity assessment solutions – and the hundreds of organizations behind them – have played critical roles in pandemic response. Here, explore some of our community's most impactful work in the global fight against COVID-19 and ANSI's initiatives to advance these efforts.
Since the onset of the pandemic, ANSI has been compiling and publishing summarized news and updates on work supporting the fight against COVID-19-being done by our members and partners across the standardization community.
The growing collection includes a wide array of research, guidance, standards development activities, medical and technological advancements, and other resources and initiatives supporting public health, safety, and infrastructure, compiled at www.ansi.org/covid-19.
ANSI hosted a portal that provided read-only access to more than three dozen international standards supporting pandemic recovery, including ISO and IEC standards for medical equipment, protective clothing for health care settings, and business continuity management.