ANSI/SAWE STD M-4-2020 “Supplier Weight Control for the Marine Industry” was approved by ANSI on January 9 and will be published on January 17, 2020. It supersedes Recommended Practice M-4 (2012) “Vendor Weight Control for the Marine Industry”.
Congratulations go to Greg Roach, Terri Husley-Crawford, Andy Schuster and the Marine Industry Committee for their hard work and dedication to this task. All members of SAWE should be proud of this achievement.
With this publication the SAWE has shown it has the capability to create Voluntary Consensus Standards aligned with the USSS, (United States Standards Strategy) which in turn supports creation of ISO, International standards. Publishing our Recommended Practices as ANSI/SAWE Standards brings increased visibility to those documents and recognition to the SAWE as a standard developer.
The SAWE has been a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since 2012 and an accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) since 2014. The SAWE participates in International Standards Organization (ISO) sanctioned standards development work as an SDO for the United States’ sole member to ISO, which is ANSI.
The benefits of ANSI membership were described in a previous blog post by Jeff Cerro here (https://www.sawe.org/blog/2018/08/20/the-benefits-of-ansi-membership-to-the-sawe-society-corporate-and-individual-members/).