Reminder: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host its Organizational Member Forum (OMF) meeting on April 19, 2017. The meeting will be held at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) headquarters at 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA, from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. EST.
Attendance is free for all ANSI OMF members, and teleconference participation is available; pre-registration is required via the ANSI registration page.
Following remarks from ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia, a panel of OMF member organizations, large and small, (in person and remote) will share perspectives on logistical challenges, best practices, and issues surrounding the conduct of remote meetings. Panelists will also share their best practices related to standards interpretations, processing errors and corrections to their standards, as well as how to attract new members.
After a lunch and networking session, Jay Moskowitz, director of the ANSI standards developer audit program, will provide a report on overall findings from recent audits including trends and suggestions for a successful audit; OMF members are invited to participate.
Chris Dubay, chair, ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), will provide an update on items of interest, and Patricia Griffin, ANSI vice president and general counsel, will provide an overview of legal issues and copyright activities. Claire Rampseck of ASHRAE will provide a presentation on items of interest from the ANSI governance meetings.
About the OMF
The ANSI Organizational Member Forum (OMF) serves as a venue for U.S. professional societies, trade associations, standards developing organizations, and representatives of academia to come together to examine issues related to national, regional, and international standards, as well as issues of interest related to conformity assessment. The OMF's membership comprises one representative from each of ANSI's organizational members.