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Do you know a lot about standards? We'd love for you to submit a contribution to our blog (ansidotorg.blogspot.com).

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We've just released the agenda for the JMF meeting during World #StandardsWeek. We'll be covering drones, the future of standardization, the service economy, and China standardization reform. Plus, the annual business meeting luncheon, and the unveiling of this year's annual report. Don't miss it!

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The specific amount of portable toilets is set by OSHA and ANSI standards.
Needing to go to the bathroom is one of our most basic urgencies, but it, of course, is easily remedied by the prevalence of available restrooms connected to local water systems. And, according to OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926.51, “lava...
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The golden ratio might actually be a universal standard.
The theme of World Standards Day 2016 (which is to occur on October 14, 2016) is “Standards build trust”. To represent this visually, the poster for World Standards Day (pictured below) demonstrates a geometric figure in whic...
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In construction and other industries that require work at heights, falls are a serious problem, but they don’t have to be. According to OSHA, in 2013 alone, there were 291 fatal falls to a lower level, which took up a great d...
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This could prevent the rapid decline of African elephants to extinction.
On September 11, 2016, after days of pushback, delegates at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) congress in Hawaii agreed to enact a ban on the domestic ivory trade throughout 217 member countries. This ...
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Changes to standards don't always warrant a new revision.
To accommodate for any needed revisions, international standard documents are periodically reviewed approximately every five years. The result of this revision process generally leads to one of two options: either the standar...
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Changes to AS 9100D-2016 reflect those made to ISO 9001:2015.
Quality management systems are designed to be all-encompassing, having viability in a wide range of organizations scattered throughout a variety of industries. However, certain organizations, such as those in the aviation, sp...
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X9 has standardized the necessary guidelines for exchanging checks digitally.
First enacted on October 8, 2004, the 21st Century Act (also known as the Check 21 law) allows banks to handle more checks electronically, eliminating much of the effort placed in transferring checks between banks physically...
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Standards for pressurized equipment, such as those developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), detail guidelines for the fabrication, design, insp...
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Would the world be better if everyone spoke the same language?
Language is the strongest form of communication, granting human beings, merely through a series of throat-and-tongue-based utterances, the ability to convey practically anything to other individuals, whether it is an emotion,...
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Coordinator of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system
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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).