ANSI Creates Free Portal to Share International Standards Covering Medical Equipment Related to COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has compiled a COVID-19 resources webpage to share how the standardization community is working to develop solutions to problems brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. ANSI’s portal, “Freely Available ISO and IEC Standards to Help Address COVID-19 Crisis,” includes international standards covering medical equipment and devices – including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience. The standards are accessible at no cost during the crisis.
In a letter from ANSI President and CEO Joe Bhatia heralding ANSI’s new online resource, he shares that the database encompasses information on vaccine development efforts, resources supporting water and safer building re-openings, new task force to increase understanding of the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to persist in the environment, and much more. The website includes more than 80 examples of how the standardization industry is responding to the crisis and will continue to be updated appropriately.
To access the portal users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via
ANSI is a privately funded federation of business and industry, standards developers, trade associations, labor unions, professional societies, consumers, academia, and government agencies. ANSI does not itself write standards. ANSI is the United States member of International Organization for Standardization. ASME is an accredited Standards Developing Organization that meets the due process requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Standards that are developed under an accredited program may be designated as American National Standards.

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