Dec 14 2010

What is ANSI? What does ANSI do?

Category: Safety Supplies

Answer:

ANSI is an acronym that stands for the “American National Standards Institute”. They are an organization that manages a voluntary standardization system for US companies since 1918. It is a privately funded coalition of business and industry. They do not set the standards but rather provide all involved U.S. parties with a neutral venue to come together and work towards common agreements so standards can be set. They are the principal organization for the advancement of standards in a number of fields that include, among others: industrial, science, health care, and technology.

The ASNI mission: 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. Through its members, staff, constituents, partners and advocates, ANSI responds directly to the standardization and conformity assessment interests and needs of consumers, government, companies and organizations.


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