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ANSI - American National Standards Institute
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Once upon a time, those in entertainment were actually in the limelight.
In a past post, we discussed calcium oxide (quicklime), a substance that has been used for different purposes throughout history. However, something that we didn’t touch upon was limelight, a popular way to illuminate theater...
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The new ANSI/OPEI B71.9-2016 standard establishes and provides testing procedures for off-highway utility vehicles that travel between 25-50 mph.
ANSI/OPEI B71.9-2016 - Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles is a new American National Standard that establishes the equipment, configuration, and performance of multipurpose off-highway utility vehicles (MOHUVs). ANSI/O...
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The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) develops and publishes standards for robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.

RIA standards are available on the ANSI Webstore.
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From the overuse of computers and earphones today, many people could see a loss in vision and hearing in the upcoming decades.
Our senses are paramount, uniting the world constructed inside of our minds to the actual shared universe that resides outside of our heads. However, as we age, these senses, specifically sight and hearing, fade naturally, an...
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The history of money, from trading cows in ancient times to ordering goods online.
The origin of money begins with the same event that initiated almost everything else in modern society: the onset of agriculture. At the end of the last Ice Age, climatic shift made certain areas of the world very fertile for...
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The ANSI Webstore has a variety of standards that provide guidance on a range of forensics procedures in all facets of the scientific field.
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Calcium oxide (quicklime), a chemical today used for steel and cement production, was once a major player in naval battles.
Calcium oxide, a common chemical compound that appears as a white crystalline solid at room temperature, is easily attainable through the thermal decomposition of limestone. This was how the material, also known as quicklime,...
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ISO 13485:2016 is a new standard that specifies quality management systems for medical devices.

According to this document, a compliant organization should:

"a) determine the processes needed for the quality management system and the application of these processes
throughout the organization taking into account the roles undertaken by the organization;
b) apply a risk based approach to the control of the appropriate processes needed for the quality management
c) determine the sequence and interaction of these processes."
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Protecting everything you have.
In a perfect world where security is unnecessary, risk would never be a concern. However, in reality, all organizations, no matter their size or sector, face some level of risk. The true challenge with this is making choices ...
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A good alarm system must be able to prevent tragedies in industry.
Alarm systems are needed to communicate abnormal process conditions or equipment malfunctions before they have the chance to cause any severe problems. Unfortunately, for industries like manufacturing, past errors in common p...
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Coordinator of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system
To enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe.

The Institute oversees creation, promulgation and use of thousands of international norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards - including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.

ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations (SDOs). These groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by the standards body in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute's essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.

ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Regionally, the Institute is the U.S. member of the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT). ANSI is also a member of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and via the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a member of the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).
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