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NENA Achieves ANSI Accreditation

Tuesday, May 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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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).

"Becoming an 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.

About ANSI
As 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 environment.

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.