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09/02/2008

New Web Site Helps Organizations Share and Personalize Environmental Standards

 

NEW YORK /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently announced the launch of ANSI iPackages, an online tool that allows organizations to share, annotate and personalize standards for internal use. The Web site was launched with six collections from the ISO 14000 series of environmental management system (EMS) standards.

"Organizations of all types are working to become more environmentally conscious and turning more attention to their EMS systems," says George Gulla, ANSI vice president of publications. "We have launched ANSI iPackages with the ISO 14000 collections to make it easier for environmental, health and safety professionals to custom-fit the standards they need with the relevant regulations, policies and procedures of their organization."

Offered in partnership with Citation Technologies Inc., ANSI iPackages make use of the Citation™ platform's powerful search tools and its collaboration, notification and change-management functionality.

  • Users can customize licensed standards by adding notes, tables, images, attachments, and hyperlinks.
  • Internal policies and procedures can be made more robust by linking corporate documents to full documents or specific text references.
  • Version comparison technology helps users easily identify additions, deletions and modifications to licensed content.

In addition, updates or revisions to any licensed standards that are published during the term of an organization's subscription to ANSI iPackages are automatically incorporated at no additional cost.

Subscriptions to ANSI iPackages can also be upgraded to include a license to Citation's CyberRegs™ portal, providing instant access to the latest information from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as well as state and international regulations. Real-time access to updates in environmental, health and safety regulations, statutes, registers, forms and guidance documents, as well as other management information system applications, is vital to meeting the requirements specified in the ISO 14000 collection.

"We are honored to have been chosen by ANSI as its Web portal platform for the delivery of these ISO 14000 standards," says John Vitale, vice president, corporate business development, Citation Technologies Inc. "Through this partnership, environmental managers gain access to international standards and comprehensive regulations on a best-in-class content presentation and workflow productivity platform."

"ANSI provides the standards and related information; Citation provides a platform that includes powerful search tools, cross-referencing, collaboration, and change-management functionality," explains Gulla. "Together we have created a unique and completely customized environmental management resource."

For availability and pricing information for ANSI iPackages, contact Mark Brown, mbrown@ansi.org, or visit http://iso14000.ansi.org.

About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private nonprofit 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 comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. Visit www.ansi.org to learn more.

For more information on Citation Technologies Inc., contact Elina Heng: (310) 821-6100 x108, elina@terpin.com

Source: American National Standards Institute

 

For additional information, contact Stacy Leistner of ANSI: (212) 642-4931.
 

 
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