Bel Air, MD - The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), the national trade association for those who make machinery, cutting tools and supplies for the woodworking industry, has announced the approval by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of a new standard developed by the Accredited Standards Committee 01(ASCO1). WMMA serves as the Secretariat for ASCO1. WMMA also offers a volunteer Technical Standards Committee so that its membership can remain involved in issues surrounding standards.
The ANS standard O1.1-3, entitled O1.1-3 (2014) Safety Requirements for CNC Machining Centers for the Woodworking Industry, is expected to positively impact the woodworking machinery manufacturing industry, according to those within the association.
"We are very pleased to see that ANSI has approved the new standard," noted Jamie Scott, president of WMMA. "Having official safety requirements for CNC machining centers is a tremendous stride toward keeping our industry safe for everyone. We encourage everyone to procure a copy of the new standard, to keep it in a prominent location, and to familiarize themselves and their staffs with it."
Copies of the new standard can be purchased through ANSI or by using this link. WMMA members are eligible to receive one complimentary copy of the new standard; to procure a copy, members may contact Associate Director Jennifer Miller at Jennifer@wmma.org.
ANSI is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.
WMMA is located at 2105 Laurel Bush Road, Suite 201, Bel Air, MD 21015. The phone number is 443-640-1052 and the fax number is 443-640-1031. It website, which contains information on the standard, as well as on the committees addressing similar matters, the Technical Standards Committee and the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC01), is www.wmma.org.