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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Last updated: August 31, 2020

What Does American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Mean?

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a nonprofit organization that sets voluntary consensus standards among manufacturers for the quality of the products, processes and systems that are followed in the United States. ANSI is responsible for overseeing the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of regulations that directly impact nearly all industry sectors.

Safeopedia Explains American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI publishes a range of standards that cross most industries including dairy and livestock production, construction equipment, and energy distribution. Much of the standardization is related to safety and how products can be made safer for consumers, as well as the environment. ANSI also publishes workplace safety standards including standards for ladder safety, fall protection, construction safety, clothing and equipment, workplace surfaces, and occupational health and safety.

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


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