Answered By: Tom Reinsfelder
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020     Views: 41

COVID-19 related standards

Many organizations, which have established standards for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, are making current standards in these areas available for free.  The information below is subject to change and may not be complete.  


See Also:
Covid-19 Research Resources - Open Standards and Designs
PSU Libraries guide on Technical Standards
 


AAMI STANDARDS

This press release has links to three standards that have been made publicly available:
https://www.aami.org/detail-pages/press-release/aami-offers-free-standards-and-resources-to-help-fight-coronavirus


ANSI/ISO STANDARDS

To register, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62DZ6TD   If you have already registered, go to https://asc.ansi.org to access the standards.

ANSI Portal Announcement

https://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story?menuid=7&articleid=634008b9-af6c-4547-b2f9-284d997323b2  

 

ASTM STANDARDS

Go to https://www.astm.org/COVID-19/ to find a list of current ASTM standards related to PPE.  Follow the onscreen instructions to register and then access the relevant standards.

 

BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE (BSI)

BSI is also allowing free access to standards for PPE and ventilators.  The links are below, and instructions are available on each link.

For standards related to PPE, go to:

https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/topics/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/medical-devices-ppe/

For standards related to ventilators, go to:

https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/topics/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ventilators/


EU STANDARDS (EUROPEAN UNION)

This announcement from the EU contains a list of EU standards related to COVID-19 that have been released, as well as a list of some that might possibly be released. The instructions for accessing the standards are in the document.

 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_502
 

FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATIONS

This site appears to be updated on a regular basis, so watch for changes.

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/emergency-use-authorizations#covid19ventilators

IEEE STANDARDS

Go to https://innovate.ieee.org/covid-19_related_research/ and follow the link.  You’ll get search results for articles and conference papers in addition to standards.  In the left sidebar go down to “Standard Status” and click “Active”.  That will give you a list of standards that are freely available.


ISO Standards

These are accessible through the ANSI site listed at the top of this page.

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