Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ANSI Portal Offers Free Access to Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched its Incorporated by Reference Portal, offering free, read-only access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. The standards are available for online viewing in PDF format but cannot be downloaded or printed.

Standards that can be viewed using the portal include more than 60 standards provided by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as well as various standards by the International Electrotechnical Commission, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the American Welding Society, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

Additionally, the portal provides links to other standards that can be viewed by accessing the websites of organizations responsible for their development. Those organizations include the National Fire Protection Association, Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the Manufacturers Standardization Society.

Click here for more information about the portal.