January 11, 2021

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New Edition of the United States Standards Strategy Supports U.S. Competitiveness, Innovation, Health and Safety, and Global Trade

ANSI is pleased to announce the release of the updated United States Standards Strategy (USSS), which provides a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system. The USSS describes the principles and tactics that guide how the United States develops standards and participates in the international standards-setting process. 

Weekly Update: Manufacturers Prepare for Possible COVID-19 Regulations and ICC Helps Launch New Pandemic Task Force

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this issue:

  • ICC and National Environmental Health Association Launch Pandemics Task Force to Help Prepare Buildings and Communities for Disease-Related Threats
  • NAM is Preparing Manufacturers for a Possible Emergency Temporary Standard

Reminder: Submit Nominations for ANSI's Leadership and Service Awards

Nominations for the ANSI 2020-2021 Leadership and Service Awards  are due by February 15, 2021. Awardees will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held on October 27, 2021, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

ANAB Announces Training Updates and New Courses in 2021

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSI, has announced that it will provide new and improved courses in 2021, and will continue to provide live online training. 

As Costs Peak from National Disasters, a Closer Look at Natural Disaster Preparedness Standards

Amid a costly 2020 for the U.S. amid a new report citing record breaking natural disasters, ANSI takes a closer look at how standards can support national disaster preparedness. 

People on the Move

People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trail-blazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community. In this issue: IAPMO has announced several additions and changes to its staff:

  • Gaby Davis has been promoted to chief administrative officer from her previous position.
  • Tom Palkon has been promoted to the role of chief technical services officer.
  • Tony Marcello has been promoted to senior vice president of training and credentialing services.
  • D.J. Nunez has been promoted to the role of senior vice president of field services.
  • Christopher Lindsay has been promoted to vice president of government relations.
  • Christoph Lohr has joined IAPMO as vice president of strategic initiatives.


ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites from ANSI members (submissions are welcome!), including free resources and recent achievements of interest to the broader standardization community. See the newest updates from American Association of Medical Colleges, American Boat and Yacht Council, American Oil Chemists' Society, American Society of Safety Professionals, World Bearing Association, and more...





Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Keep current with news bites from ANSI members (submissions are welcome!), including free resources and recent achievements of interest to the broader standardization community. Read the latest post: Stay on Track of Fitness Goals in 2021, with Standards Leading the Way.




This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, January 4-8, 2021

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993

Standards Action, January 8, 2021

ANSI’s key public review vehicle enables effective participation in the standards development process.

ANSI Annual Report 2019-2020

Released during World Standards Week 2020, the report details key ANSI and affiliate initiatives over the past year, as well as activities on the horizon. 

United States Standards Strategy (USSS)

Updated in 2020, the United States Standards Strategy provides a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system to support U.S. competitiveness, innovation, health and safety, and global trade.

United States Conformity Assessment Principles (USCAP)

The United States Conformity Assessment Principles articulates how U.S. conformity assessment activities foster confidence while avoiding the creation of unnecessary barriers to trade.

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