NENA Achieves ANSI Accreditation
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Posted by: Chris Nussman
For more than two
decades, NENA has been the leading developer of operational and technical 9-1-1
standards. During that time, the Association has produced dozens of important
standards benefiting public safety and gained recognition as the de facto standard-setting body within
the 9-1-1 industry.
In an effort to further
NENA’s mission of developing standards and resources for 9-1-1 systems and
operations, the Association recently applied for and received accreditation by
the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization is an important step for
NENA,” said Association President Barbara Jaeger, ENP. "This accreditation
certifies and validates our rigorous development process. We look forward to
our standards gaining wider recognition and implementation; the end result will
undoubtedly be a public made safer through their use.”
NENA plans to begin
submitting standards for ANSI approval in the coming months.
the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to
strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to
assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the
Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and
guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from
acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock
production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged
in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including
globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and
ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.