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ASME Co-Sponsors World Standards Day

This article appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Inspectioneering Journal

On September 23, 2010 ASME took part in World Standards Day, which was co-chaired by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). First held in 1970, the goal of World Standards Day is to raise awareness of the importance of global standardization to the world economy and to promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government, and consumers worldwide. It is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the thousands of volunteers around the world who participate in standardization activities.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA), this year's theme, Standards for Accessibility, recognized the critical role of model codes, standards, and conformity assessment activities in developing and maintaining the built environment, products, technologies, and systems that are accessible for persons with special needs.

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