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Standards (Engineering)

A guide to locating technical standards and a list of standards available in Noble Library

Background

To support the need for personal protective equipment and medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of organizations have made relevant standards freely available which relate to research and manufacturing efforts against COVID-19. Links to the standards can be found below, and will be updated as additional organizations contribute.

Participating Organizations

AAMI (Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)

Includes standards for disinfection, gloves, gowns, masks, PPEs, sterilization, surgical drapes, and ventilators. Also lists and links (where available) to relevant standards from other organizations.

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

ANSI has added a number of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards covering medical equipment and devices to a portal dedicated to COVID-19.

ASTM International

Includes standards on gloves, gowns, hand sanitizers, masks, and respirators.

EU (European Union) Standards

Includes standards on eye protection, gloves, gowns, masks, PPEs, and testing.  

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Includes research and standards relevant to understanding or addressing the COVID-19 virus.

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