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What Does ANSI Stand For?

What Does ANSI Stand For?

In today's industry, where you can purchase life saving PPE equipment online from unverified sources, it is BUYER'S BEWARE. We strongly encourage our patrons to buy KwikSafety or thouroughly research their equipment providers to ensure they meet the highest standard of quality. At KwikSafety we ensure that all of our safety equipment is ANSI Tested and OSHA compliant and we pride ourselves in our commitment to 3rd party testing our safety products.


What is ANSI? What does ANSI mean? What does ANSI do?

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute, and it is responsible for overseeing standards and conformity assessment activities in the U.S.. It is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel.

In the safety industry, we are used to seeing and hearing about ANSI when it comes time to find reliable fall protection (safety harnesses, safety lanyards, vertical lifelines, etc.) and reflective safety apparel (safety vests, safety shirts, safety jackets, etc.)

Individual products are not "approved" by ANSI or OSHA, however, these products can undergo a conformity assessment in order to "conform" to the appropriate standards.

If you come across a product that claims to be ANSI "Approved" or "Compliant", buyer beware. Many companies will claim to have your safety in mind but won't have the testing report to back it up, unlike us at KwikSafety.

KwikSafety's products are tested and inspected thoroughly by accredited 3rd Party Testing Labs to ensure that our products are safe to use. KwikSafety will soon be providing Certificates of Conformity and Simplified Testing reports for all of our products.

Here are a few links to our certified products: 

ANSI Tested, Certified, Hi vis safety apparel, class 2, class 3, safety vest

ANSI Tested, ANSI certified, Fall Protection, Safety Harness

ANSI Tested, ANSI certified, Fall Protection, Safety Lanyard

ANSI Tested, ANSI certified, Fall Protection, Vertical Lifelines, Self Retracting Lifelines

Don't see a testing report listed? Reach out to us at and we'll gather more information in order to assist you.


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