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• American National Standard Institute (ANSI)
ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation & use of norms & guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly all sectors. (See also "Industrial/Trade Assoc" - "Quality & Testing Institutes")

• American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC)
APQC is a world-renowned resource for process and performance improvement for organizations of all sizes and industries.

• International Organization for Standardization (ISO) System for Business, Government, and Society
ISO standards are widely adopted at the regional or national level and are used by all interested stakeholders, such as manufacturers, trade organizations, purchasers, consumers, certification bodies, testing laboratories and authorities.

• LEED Certification
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (See also “Education/Training” AND “Regional Bus. Resources”)

• Military Handbooks and Standards Related to Reliability
U.S. Department of Defense handbooks and standards related to reliability practices.

• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
USPTO is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

• Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Safety Standards
UL Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization providing global conformity assessment programs & services. In addition to being a leader in product safety certification & conformity assessment services, UL is a world leader in standards development.

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