The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has named American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the recipient of the 2013 Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE). The SAFE Award recognizes a company, nonprofit association or other industry-related organization for active and sustained efforts in support of ESFI’s mission to reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries and property loss.
S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accepted the honor on behalf of ANSI during the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s 2013 Illuminations Dinner at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2013.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Founded in 1918, the Institute works in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government to identify and develop standards and conformance–based solutions to national and global priorities. 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.
“Serving as an ambassador for standardization, ANSI’s accreditation of standards developers and approval of standards such as the National Electrical Code improve the safety and health of consumers,” said ESFI president Brett Brenner. “We are very grateful for ANSI’s stewardship and leadership in educating stakeholders about the critical role that standards play in the global marketplace.”
Past recipients of the ESFI Safety Award for Excellence are: Schneider Electric, WESCO Distribution, Inc., The Home Depot, and Mr. Electric.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. To learn more about ESFI and electrical safety visit www.esfi.org.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). For more information, visit www.ansi.org.