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Advancing Safety and Sustainability Standards Worldwide Exhibition on Capitol Hill Planned for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to attend the Advancing Safety and Sustainability Standards Worldwide exhibition on Capitol Hill, to be held on Friday, October 14, 2011.

Issues of safety and sustainability have become important causes for stakeholders around the world, from alternative energies and environmental protection to the safety of products, services, homes, and workplaces. As governments, organizations, and individuals alike strive to address these border-crossing challenges, globally relevant standards provide the technological and scientific foundations that drive health, safety, and environmental innovation.

This event is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD), which will take place on October 13, 2011, at The Fairmont Washington.

The event is organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from across the standards and conformity assessment community, and is co-chaired by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). IAPMO serves as the administrating organization for 2011.

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Standardization speeds innovation, facilitates harmonized trade, and boosts consumer and government confidence in products, services, systems, and processes. But above all, standardization provides an adaptive framework for developing the most effective solutions to critical global challenges.

The Capitol Hill event will be held in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room on Friday, October 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A simple lunch will be available. Click here to view the exhibition flyer.

Exhibiting organizations include:

  • ANSI
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
  • Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
  • ASTM International
  • Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
  • SAE International
  • Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  • Toy Industry Association (TIA)

ANSI encourages all constituents to attend this important event, and to invite their colleagues on Capitol Hill. To register, contact Dain Hansen (202-414-6177; [email protected]).


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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