American National Standards Institute

  • american national standards institute
    ansi logo.svg
    an official of the american national standards institute
    abbreviationansi
    formationoctober 19, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-10-19)[1]
    typenpo
    legal status501(c)(3) private
    purposenational standards
    headquarterswashington, d.c., usa
    38°54′14″n 77°02′35″w / 38°54′14″n 77°02′35″w / 38.90389; -77.04306
    membership
    125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals[2]
    official language
    english
    president and ansi.org

    the american national standards institute (ansi i/ an-see) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the united states.[3] the organization also coordinates u.s. standards with international standards so that american products can be used worldwide.

    ansi accredits standards that are developed by representatives of other standards organizations, government agencies, consumer groups, companies, and others. these standards ensure that the characteristics and performance of products are consistent, that people use the same definitions and terms, and that products are tested the same way. ansi also accredits organizations that carry out product or personnel certification in accordance with requirements defined in international standards.[4]

    the organization's headquarters are in washington, d.c. ansi's operations office is located in new york city. the ansi annual operating budget is funded by the sale of publications, membership dues and fees, accreditation services, fee-based programs, and international standards programs.

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American National Standards Institute
ANSI logo.svg
An official of the American National Standards Institute
AbbreviationANSI
FormationOctober 19, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-10-19)[1]
TypeNPO
Legal status501(c)(3) private
PurposeNational standards
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., USA
38°54′14″N 77°02′35″W / 38°54′14″N 77°02′35″W / 38.90389; -77.04306
Membership
125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals[2]
Official language
English
President and ansi.org

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI i/ AN-see) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.[3] The organization also coordinates U.S. standards with international standards so that American products can be used worldwide.

ANSI accredits standards that are developed by representatives of other standards organizations, government agencies, consumer groups, companies, and others. These standards ensure that the characteristics and performance of products are consistent, that people use the same definitions and terms, and that products are tested the same way. ANSI also accredits organizations that carry out product or personnel certification in accordance with requirements defined in international standards.[4]

The organization's headquarters are in Washington, D.C. ANSI's operations office is located in New York City. The ANSI annual operating budget is funded by the sale of publications, membership dues and fees, accreditation services, fee-based programs, and international standards programs.

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Bân-lâm-gú: ANSI
bosanski: ANSI
brezhoneg: ANSI
eesti: ANSI
Gaeilge: ANSI
hrvatski: ANSI
latviešu: ANSI
magyar: ANSI
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Američki nacionalni zavod za standardizaciju
Türkçe: ANSI