NAAMM's Role as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer.
NAAMM is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) developer. The process is governed by the ANSI Essential Requirements and is open and balanced to assure due process for the development of standards. These requirements apply to activities related to the development of consensus for approval, revision, reaffirmation, and withdrawal of American National Standards
Due process means that any person (organization, company, government agency, individual, etc.) with a direct and material interest has a right to participate by: a) expressing a position and its basis, b) having that position considered, and c) having the right to appeal. Due process allows for equity and fair play. The ANSI Essential Requirements constitute the minimum acceptable due process requirements for the development of consensus.
The Operating Procedures guide describes NAAMM’s procedures for developing and maintaining American National Standards. When these Operating Procedures are silent on an issue, the ANSI Essential Requirements serves as the precedent document.
For more information on ANSI, click here http://www.ansi.org.