2008 Edition of ANSI-Approved Products Standard Released

Aug. 19, 2008

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA S6.5 Small Office/Home Office Products standard, and copies of the new edition are available from BIFMA immediately. 

The BIFMA SOHO Subcommittee worked diligently to harmonize this new edition of S6.5 Small Office/Home Office Products standard with other ANSI/BIFMA standards such as ANSI/BIFMA X5.9-2004 Storage Units, ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-2003 Panel Systems, and ANSI/BIFMA X.5.5-2008 Desk Products standard. 

The definitions, test set-ups, test procedures, and load applications have been modified for consistency among these standards.

The standard was formally approved by ANSI following an open, balanced, multi-stakeholder consensus voting process and public comment period that included manufacturers, suppliers, test labs, academia, users, and retailers.  

Contact Dick Driscoll at [email protected] or (616) 285-3963 for further information about the changes and improvements to the new edition of BIFMA's ANSI/SOHO S6.5-2008 Small Office/Home Office Products standard.

BIFMA is a not-for-profit organization that provides an effective forum for members to cooperate and collaborate on appropriate industry issues. As an ANSI accredited standards developer BIFMA develops voluntary product and industry standards that support safe, healthy and sustainable work environments. BIFMA also publishes key industry statistics; advocates for legislation and government regulation that have a direct impact on the health of the industry; and facilitates meaningful dialog and education to support our core services and the industry. To learn more, go to www.bifma.org.

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