In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) have made available medical supply and personal protective equipment standards available to the world without charge. To remain abreast of additional offerings and standardization efforts related to combating COVID-19, please periodically check our website.
CEN and CENELEC Make European Standards Available to Help Address COVID-19
To help combat the COVID-19, CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization made a series of European standards covering personal protective equipment and medical devices available for free. See press release for more information [download]. For quick access to these documents, visit the British Standards Institution (BSI) website link [here].
ASTM Standards for Production and Testing of Medical Supplies to Combat COVID-19
ASTM International has created a site where anyone anywhere in the world can have free access to review and download over twenty-five key ASTM standards for the production and testing of medical masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical equipment. With so many companies and manufacturers switching over to fill the global demand, we are trying to do our part to promote quality and safety in the supply chain. We are attempting to get this information to everyone that needs it [click here].
ANSI Adds ISO Standards to New Portal
To speed rapid and effective response efforts to the mounting COVID-19 global health crisis, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has added a new suite of key international standards to the ANSI portal, Freely Available ISO Standards to Help Address COVID-19 Crisis.
The ANSI portal now includes 31 standards documents from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) covering medical equipment and devices—including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience. ANSI is the coordinator of the U.S. voluntary consensus standardization system and the U.S. member body to ISO.
The standards are accessible in read-only format at no cost during the crisis; additional standards may be added in the future. To access the portal, users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via https://asc.ansi.org.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds in the U.S., AAMI is providing this curated collection of resources to assist the health technology field as they respond. While AAMI finds these sources to be credible and has compiled this collection as a service to the field, these references are not endorsed by AAMI and the inclusion of any reference or resource should not be construed as endorsement, promotion, or support of any organization. Click here to access list of resources.