Engineering & Standards

Various organizations in the United States and other countries develop engineering practices that affect the industry. While their work effort is often restricted to their members, some of their work may be available to the general public. You may want to contact these organizations directly regarding question you may have on specific topics.

National Organizations

American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI)
11 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
212-642-4900 (ph)
212-302-1286 (fx)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Riad Mohamed
3 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-591-8500 (ph)
212-591-8501 (fx)

National Fire Protection Association
1 Battery March Park
PO Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
617-770-3000 (ph)

Underwriters Laboratories
333 Pfingston Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2096
847-272-8800 (ph)

International Organizations

British Industrial Truck Association (BITA)
James Clark
5-7 High Street, Sunninghill
Ascot, Berkshire
England SL5 9NQ
011-44-1344-623-800 (ph)
011-44-1344-291-197 (fx)

British Standards Institute
389 Chiswick High Rd.
London W4 4AL England
011-44-20-8996-9001 (ph)
011-44-20-8996-7001 fx)

Canadian Standards Association
Walter Dick
5060 Spectrum Way
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L4W 5N6
416-747-4000 (ph)
800-463-6727 (toll-free)
416-747-2473 (fx)

The International Organization for Standardization
1 Rue de Varembe
Case Postale 56
Geneva, Switzerland
011-41-22-749-0111 (ph)
011-41-22-733-3430 (fx)

Japan Industrial Vehicles Association (JIVA)
Ken’ichiro Takase
Tobu Bldg. 1-5-26 Moto-Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0051
011-81-33-403-5556 (ph)
011-81-33-403-5057 (fx)

Verband Deutscher Maschinen-und Anlagenbau e.V. (VDMA)
Sascha Schmel
PO Box 719864
DE 60498 Frankfurt/Niederrad
011-49-69-6603-1505 (fx)
011-49-69-6603-2497 (ph)