Who to Contact for Standards-Related Questions

Growing blue circular lines representing the SDOs of the standards community.

There are 334 million businesses throughout the world, with conformity assessment and the requirements, specifications, and guidelines outlined in standards assuring safe and efficient operations for personnel, customers, and the environment, as well as reliable products and services across the expanse of industries. At the heart of this assurance is the standard developing organizations (SDOs) responsible for convening experts through the voluntary consensus process. As these organizations are the ones who publish standards, they are the organizations standard users need to contact with any technical questions.

ANSI’s Involvement with Standard Developers

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary consensus standardization system. The Institute accredits SDOs and sets the ANSI Essential Requirements for American National Standards (ANSs). For international standardization, ANSI serves as the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

While many American National Standards have “ANSI” in their designations, ANSI does not develop standards.

How to Contact Standard Developing Organizations

Anyone looking for technical information relating to a standard will need to reach out to the standard’s developer.

Below are links that provide contact information for numerous standard developers. This includes developers of international standards and/or American National Standards, as well as other organizations whose documents are sold on the ANSI Webstore. Scroll down to find the organization that develops the standard relating to your inquiry.

For information on the technical expert at a specific SDO, contact ANSI customer service by emailing info@ansi.org, calling 212-642-4980, or live chatting with a customer service representative 8:30AM-6PM EST Monday-Friday.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Contact Information: https://www.iso.org/contact-iso.html

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Online Contact Form: https://www.iec.ch/contact?id=40499

ISO/IEC JTC 1

The ISO-IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC 1) develops numerous information technology international standards.

Contact Information: https://jtc1info.org/contact/

Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association develops the American National Standards in the ANSI H35 series, as well as other standards.

Online Contact Form: https://aluminum.site-ym.com/general/?type=CONTACT

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Contact Information: https://aami.org/contact-us

AAMI also provides a resource for Standards FAQs.

American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Inc. (AARST)

Online Contact Form: https://aarst.org/contact-us/

American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)

Contact Information: https://www.americanbearings.org/page/contact

American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA)

Online Contact Form: https://abma.org/about/contact/

American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)

Online Contact Form: https://abycinc.org/general/?type=CONTACT

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

ACC publishes the ANSI Z400.1/Z129.1 American National Standard, which is a consolidation of the previously-individual standards ANSI Z400.1 and ANSI Z129.1.

Online Contact Form: https://www.americanchemistry.com/about-acc/contact-us

American Dental Association (ADA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.ada.org/en/contact-us

American Gas Association (AGA)

Online Contact Form: https://community.aga.org/contactus

American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.agma.org/contact-us/

Auto Glass Safety Council

The Auto Glass Safety Council is the developer of the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 005-2022: Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard TM (AGRSS).

Online Contact Form: https://agsc.org/contact-us/

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Online Contact Form: https://www.aham.org/AHAM/AuxContactUs

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Online Contact Form: https://www.ahrinet.org/about-ahri/contact-us

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Contact Information: https://www.aiaa.org/contact

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Contact Information: https://www.aiag.org/about/contact-us

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.aiha.org/contact-aiha

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

Online Contact Form: https://www.aiim.org/about-section/contact-us

American Ladder Institute (ALI)

Contact Information: https://www.americanladderinstitute.org/page/ContactUs

Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA)

Contact Information: https://www.amca.org/about/contact-us.html

American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Contact Information: https://www.ans.org/contact/

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Online Contact Form: https://aorn.my.site.com/Help/s/contactsupport

Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) – Formerly Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)

Contact Information: https://www.phta.org/about-us/about-us/

Association for Print Technologies (APTech)

Contact Information: https://printtechnologies.org/about-us/

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Contact Information: https://www.apta.com/about/contact/

ARMA International

Online Contact Form: https://www.arma.org/general/?type=CONTACT

Austrian Standards

Contact Information: https://www.austrian-standards.at/en/us-our-network/get-in-touch

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Contact Information: https://acousticalsociety.org/contact-us/

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact Information: https://www.asabe.org/About-Us

Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA)

ASCA is the developer of SN 9001. ANAB accredits certification bodies that issue certifications to this standard for quality management for snow and ice management services.

Online Contact Form: https://www.ascaonline.org/contact/

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Contact Information: https://www.asce.org/contact-us

ASHRAE

Contact Information: https://www.ashrae.org/about/contact-us

ASIS International

Contact Information: https://www.asisonline.org/footer-pages/contact-us/

American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Contact Information: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/contact-us

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Contact Information: https://asq.org/customer-services/contact-asq

American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE)

Online Contact Form: https://www.asse-plumbing.org/asse/contact

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) – Formerly American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Online Contact Form: https://www.assp.org/contact

ASTM International

Online Contact Form: https://www.astm.org/contact/

American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)

Online Contact Form: https://www.atcc.org/support/contact-us

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)

Online Contact Form:  https://www.atis.org/about/contact/

Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA)

Contact Information: https://www.avixa.org/membership/contact

American Welding Society (AWS)

Online Contact Form: https://www.aws.org/Contact-Us/

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.awwa.org/Contact-Us

B11 Standards, Inc.

Online Contact Form: https://www.b11standards.org/contact

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA)

Online Contact Form: https://buildershardware.com/Contact-Us

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International

Contact Information: https://www.boma.org/BOMA/About-BOMA/Contact.aspx

British Standards Institution (BSI)

Contact Information: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-US/contact-us/

Conveyor Equipment Management Association (CEMA)

Contact Information: https://cemanet.org/about/

Compressed Gas Association (CGA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.cganet.com/contact/

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)

Contact Information: https://clsi.org/about/contact/

Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)

Online Contact Form: https://www.csagroup.org/contact/

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.cta.tech/Who-We-Are/Contact-Us

Danish Standards Foundation (DS)

Contact Information: https://www.ds.dk/en/help-support

Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (DIN) – German Institute for Standardisation Registered Association

Contact Information: https://www.din.de/en/about-standards/benefits-for-the-private-sector/medium-sized-companies/contact-faq

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Contact Information: https://ousdi.defense.gov/CONTACT-US/

EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMS)

Contact Information: https://www.eima.com/contact

EOS/ESD Association, Inc.

Online Contact Form: https://www.esda.org/contact/

Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA)

Contact Information: https://www.esta.org/ESTA/staff.html

Glazing Industry Secretary Committee (GISC)

GISC is the Secretariat for the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z97, which develops the ANSI Z97.1 standard, which we discussed in our post ANSI Z97.1 & Safety Glazing Material Markings.

Contact Information: https://www.ansiz97.com/secretariat

Georgia Tech Energy and Environmental Management Center (GTEEMC)

GTEEMC is an ANSI accredited standards developing organization responsible for the ANSI/MSE standards for Superior Energy Performance. ANAB accredits bodies that issue certifications to ANSI/MSE 50021.

Contact Information: https://www.gatech.edu/academics/degrees/masters/sustainability-energy-environmental-management-ms

Human Factors Engineering Association (HFES)

Contact Information: https://www.hfes.org/Connect

Hydraulic Institute (HI)

Online Contact Form: https://www.pumps.org/contact/

Health Level Seven (HL7)

Contact Information: https://www.hl7.org/about/contactus.cfm?ref=home

International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Online Contact Form: https://www.iacet.org/pages/contact-us/

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

Online Contact Form: https://www.iapmo.org/group/contact

International Code Council (ICC)

Online Contact Form: https://www.iccsafe.org/about/contact-us/

IEEE

Contact Information: https://www.ieee.org/content/ieee-org/en/about/contact.html

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Online Contact Form: https://www.ies.org/contact-us/

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)

Online Contact Form: https://www.iest.org/About/Contact-IEST

Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI)

Online Contact Form: https://indfast.org/contact/

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Contact Information: https://iicrc.org/contactus/

International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.ikeca.org/page/ContactUs

International Light Transportation Vehicle Association (ILTVA)

ILTVA previously developed the ANSI Z130.1 standard, which is now developed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), so any technical questions related to that standard should be directed to OPEI.

OPEI Contact Information: https://www.opei.org/contact/

International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)

Online Contact Form: https://www.incits.org/contact/

IPC

Contact Information: https://www.ipc.org/about-ipc

International Society of Automation (ISA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.isa.org/about-isa/contact-us

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)

ISEA develops numerous American National Standards commonly used in industry, such as ANSI Z87.1 for eye protection equipment, ANSI Z308.1 for workplace first aid kits, ANSI Z358.1 for emergency shower and eyewash equipment, ANSI/ISEA 105 for hand protection, etc.,

Online Contact Form: https://safetyequipment.org/contact/

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

Contact Information: https://www.imaging.org/IST/IST/About/About.aspx?%23contact&hkey=5d195753-62e9-45dc-969a-ec408b2e8a32

International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)

Contact Information: https://ista.org/staff_contact.php

Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF)

Online Contact Form: https://www.itsdf.org/cue/contactus.html

Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE)

Online Contact Form: https://evaluationstandards.org/contact/

Japanese Standards Association Group (JSA Group)

Contact Information: https://www.jsa.or.jp/en/en_about/

Laser Institute of America (LIA)

LIA develops laser safety American National Standards in the ANSI Z136 series.

Online Contact Form: https://www.lia.org/contact

MHI

Contact Information: https://www.mhi.org/contact

Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry (MSS)

Online Contact Form: https://msshq.org/general/?type=CONTACT

Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS)

Contact Information: http://mts.sustainableproducts.com/index.htm

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP)

In 2021, NACE International and Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) merged to become AMPP. Anyone in need of technical information relating to NACE/SSPC standards should reach out to this organization.

Contact Information: https://www.ampp.org/about/about-ampp/office-locations

North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB)

Contact Information: https://www.naesb.org/contactus.asp

North American Security Products Organization (NASPO)

Online Contact Form: https://naspo.info/contact/

National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.necanet.org/contact-us

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA develops numerous American National Standards for the technologies involving generation, transmission and use of electricity, including the ANSI Z535 standards for product safety signs, labels, and colors, ANSI C84.1 for voltage ratings for electric power systems and equipment, and the ANSI C12.1 code for electricity metering, among many others.

Online Contact Form: https://www.nema.org/about/contact

InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.netaworld.org/about/contact-us

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Contact Information: https://www.nfpa.org/about-nfpa/contact-us

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

Contact Information: https://www.nfpa.com/home/About/Contact-Us.htm

National Floor Safety Institute (NSFI)

Online Contact Form: https://nfsi.org/contact-us/

Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA)

Contact Information: https://nirma.org/contact/

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Contact Information: https://www.niso.org/contact

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Contact Information: https://www.nist.gov/itl/ssd/contact-us

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

Contact Information: https://nppc.org/contact-us/

National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)

NSAA develops the ANSI B77.1 standard for passenger ropeways and ski lifts.

Contact Information: https://www.nsaa.org/NSAA/NSAA/About/Contact_Us.aspx

NSF International

Online Contact Form: https://www.nsf.org/contact-us

National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA)

Online Contact Form: https://wasterecycling.org/contact-us/

OASIS Open

Contact Information: https://www.oasis-open.org/org/offices/

Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council Administration for US TAG to ISO/TC172 – Optics and Photonics ASC/OP – Committee for Optics and Electro-Optical Instruments (OEOSC)

Online Contact Form: https://www.oeosc.org/about-us/contact-us/

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

Contact Information: https://www.opei.org/contact/

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)

Online Contact Form: https://www.personalcarecouncil.org/contact-us/

Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)

Contact Information: https://www.pda.org/contact

PLASTICS Industry Association

Online Contact Form: https://www.plasticsindustry.org/contact-us/

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Contact Information: https://www.pmi.org/about/contact

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI)

Contact Information: https://www.pmmi.org/contact

Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA)

Contact Information: https://prcainfo.org/contact-us/

Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI)

Online Contact Form: https://www.psai.org/contact-us

Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) – Now Brand Chain

PSDA rebranded as Brand Chain in 2021.

Contact Information: https://home.brandchaincommunity.org/page/about

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Online Contact Form: https://www.resna.org/About/Contact-Us

Robotics Industry Association (RIA) – Now the Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

In 2021, RIA, AIA-Advancing Vision + Imaging (AIA), the Motion Control and Motors Association (MCMA), and A3 Mexico merged into the Association for Advancing Automation.

Online Contact Form: https://www.automate.org/companies/robotic-industries-association/contact-us

SAE International

Contact Information: https://www.sae.org/about/contact

Standards Australia

Contact Information: https://www.standards.org.au/contact

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)

Online Contact Form: https://www.scte.org/contact-scte/

The Society for Standardization Professionals (SES)

Online Contact Form: https://www.ses-standards.org/general/?type=CONTACT

Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA)

Contact Information: https://www.saiaonline.org/staff

Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS)

Contact Information: https://www.sis.se/en/about_sis/contactus/

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)

Contact Information: https://www.smacna.org/contact-smacna

China National Standards (GB)

Online Contact Form: https://www.gbstandards.org/contact/

Technical Association for the Pulp, Paper, and converting Industry (TAPPI)

Online Contact Form: https://www.tappi.org/testing/contact/contact-us/

Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA)

Contact Information: https://www.tcata.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3683

Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA)

TCNA develops American National Standards for ceramic tile and the tile industry, including ANSI A137.1.

Online Contact Form: https://tcnatile.com/contact-us/

The Toy Association

The Toy Association is Secretariat for the International Council of Toy Industries and International Toy Industry CEO Roundtable and chairs the committee that reviews and revises America’s ASTM F963 toy safety standard

Contact Information: https://www.toyassociation.org/ta/about-us/contact/toys/about-us/contact-us.aspx

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)

Online Contact Form: https://www.ul.com/contact-us

The Vision Council (VC)

The Vision Council develops ANSI ASC Z80 standards.

Contact Information: https://thevisioncouncil.org/contact-us

Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA)

Contact Information: https://wcmanet.com/contact/

Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) – Now the Wood Industry Association (WIA)

WIA was formed in 2024 when the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) merged.

Online Contact Form: https://woodindustry.org/general/?type=CONTACT

Washington Publishing Company (WPC)

Contact Information: https://wpc-edi.com/about

Accredited Standards Committee X9, Inc. (ASC X9)

Online Contact Form: https://x9.org/contact-x9/

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