Your Certification to the Test
Originally published in Associations Now (August 2009).
Reprinted with permission, copyright August 2009, ASAE & The Center,
In this article, one association shares its successful experiences with the
ANSI accreditation process.
Nanotechnology Standardization Activities
A series of articles written by the American National Standards Institute and
originally published in the
Nanotechnology Law Report
for Nanotechnology Material Specifications
This fifth and final article in a series on standards for the nanotechnology
community explains the development of specifications that will look at raw
nanomaterials in terms of their use in a variety of applications.
Good Measure: Standards for Nanotechnology Measurement and Characterization
This fourth article in a series on standards for the nanotechnology community
addresses the development of specifications for measurement, characterization,
and test methods that will provide a common reference point for material
manufacturers and their customers.
the Talk: Standardizing the Language of Nanotechnology
This third article in a series on standards for the nanotechnology community
explains how agreements for terminology and nomenclature are creating the
common baseline that is needed for global collaboration and understanding.
Standards for Health, Safety, and Environmental Factors
This second article in a series on nanotechnology standardization introduces
the international working group that, under U.S. leadership, is creating the
standards needed to support the health, safety, and environmental aspects of
Global Standards for Nanotechnology
As the nanotechnology industry evolves, the need for globally relevant
standards – from particle properties and terminology to health, safety, and the
environment – is becoming increasingly apparent. This article, the first in a
series, introduces how the U.S. is influencing nano-related standards on the
on Accreditation to Get More Bang for Your Purchasing Buck
Originally published in Quality Systems Update (Volume 17, Number 1, 2007).
Examining the differences between accredited certification and accredited
certificates, this article explores the value that third-party certification
can bring to businesses and consumers alike.
Next Innovation Revolution - Laying the Groundwork for the United States
Reprinted at the request of the author, James Turner; Excerpt from the Spring
2006 issue of Innovations journal. © 2006 Tagore LLC
This article considers the future well-being and competitiveness of the United
States as the nation move to take advantage of corporate and regulatory
restructuring brought about by innovation.
Safeguarding: Hoops, Health &
Harmonization: Design Standards do it All
Reprinted with permission from Occupational Hazards magazine. Copyright
2005 by Penton Media Inc.
This article highlights the tremendous impact of standards on our work
environment, home and daily life and recreational activities, and discusses how
standards play a part in nearly everything that we do and purchase, yet their
contribution is virtually invisible.
The Halo Effect: American National Standards and
Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2005 issue of Protocol, Vol. 10, No.
1, the quarterly journal of the Entertainment Services & Technology
Association, copyright 2005 by ESTA, 875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005, New York,
New York 10001-3507. Karl G. Ruling serves as ESTA's Technical Standards
Manager. Karl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on ESTA visit www.esta.org.
This article discusses ANSI's role in the American National Standards process
and what sets American National Standards apart from the rest. The article also
addresses the difference American National Standard approval makes, as well as
how to recognize an American National Standard.
New ISO Policy Provides International Solutions to
Reprinted, with permission, from ASTM Standardization News, Vol. 33, No. 1,
copyright ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA
This article discusses the new ISO Global Relevancy Policy, the six guiding
principles of global relevance and the value in how the new policy provides
international solutions to market needs.
Safeguarding: Are ANSI Standards Really
Originally published by Occupational Hazards magazine, December 2004. Copyright
2004 by Penton Media Inc.
This article addresses the influence of voluntary consensus standards, their
role in the safety industry and how these voluntary standards become OSHA
May Mean Confusion by the Dashboard Light
Linked, with permission, to the July 5, 2004 article on USA Today's website.
While focusing on the automotive industry, this article explores the importance
of global standardized symbols for both safety reasons and as an effective
communication tool that crosses international language barriers.
What You Cannot Protect, You Cannot Own
Reprint from the May 2004 edition of The Global Standard
Music, movie, software, and standards industries lose billions of dollars
through the illegal use and abuse of its digitized intellectual property. This
article explores a solution to this problem through Digital Rights Management
and emerging technologies that will affect the way standards are licensed and
used in an electronic environment.
A Myriad of Issues
Reprint from May 22, 2004 issue of Newsweek
The 9/11 Commission found that communication problems and a lack of evacuation
plans hampered rescue efforts in the World Trade Center. Is there a better way
to prepare for emergencies? In this interview with Newsweek, Arthur E. Cote,
ANSI vice-chair and executive vice president and chief engineer at the
National Fire Protection Association talks about what went wrong on September
11 and how emergency preparedness standards can address those problems.
The Changing Options for Delivering
Reprint from March/April, 2004 issue of SES Journal
This article explores the several options for delivering standards-related
educational content. The transition from traditional classroom instruction to
web-based and e-Learning programs is discussed and tips and techniques are
offered to those considering implementing web-based training initiatives.
Where Are Standards? State and Local Homeland
Officials Deluged by Product Pitches
Reprinted from April 24, 2003 issue of Congressional Quarterly, Inc
This article, which first appeared in CQ Homeland Security, discusses the need
for standards in the deluge of homeland security product pitches, and
highlights the relevant partnership between ANSI and the Department of Homeland
Security, via the Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP).
Who’s Driving Wi-Fi?
Reprinted from TMCnet.com, March 2003
As technology surges forward, standards developers are carefully considering
critical performance issues such as product compatibility and interoperability.
This article focuses on a case study of the American National Standards for
Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) - the IEEE 802.11™ series.
Mark It Well
Reprint from the March 2003 issue of Attaché magazine
This article reviews the history of the standardization process, highlighting
examples where standards were a part of historical global milestones and
simultaneously demonstrating the need for the global harmonization of
Raising the Stakes for Standard Setting
First published in May 2002 issue of ASAE Association Management.
This article describes how a wired world adds complexity as well as support
mechanisms to associations standard-setting role by using technology to ensure
that products and services can compete in international markets, streamline
operations that improve economic performance, and allow for information
sharing. First published in ASAE Association Management, May 2002.
Standards Development: Are You At Risk?
First published in ASTM Standardization News
This article identifies legal issues that can arise when rules are not properly
followed and looks at ways in which the antitrust laws and negligence
principles can be implicated in relation to standards development activity.
First published in ASTM Standardization News.
Avoiding Surprises – Some Thoughts on Standards
First published in IEEE Micro Magazine, May 1998
This article describes the voluntary consensus standards process and how the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) works with both national and
international standards bodies to ensure U.S. interests are well represented in
the global community. First published in IEEE Micro Magazine, May 1998.