NFSI Standards Portal

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) Standards Portal provides a mechanism for access to standards that have been submitted to the Consumer Product Safety Commission for consideration. These standards are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options. To access the standards in PDF format, click the link below. All users will be required to accept an online end user license agreement prior to accessing any standards.

AVAILABLE NFSI STANDARDS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESS TO STANDARDS INCLUDED ON THIS NFSI PORTAL

What is a standard?
A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines, or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes, and services are fit for their purpose.

Who writes standards?
Many standards are written by standards developing organizations (SDOs). SDOs provide the administrative, technical, and other support for experts to come together and figure out the best technical solution to a problem.

Are standards copyright protected?
Yes, every standard is a work of authorship. Under U.S. and international law, a standard is copyright protected, giving the owner – in this case the SDO – certain rights of control and remuneration that cannot be taken away without just compensation.

Why do SDOs charge for standards?
SDOs are usually not-for-profit organizations that bring together the relevant technical experts and other stakeholders in a particular industry or technical area and manage the administrative and organizational requirements to develop effective standards. In order to recoup their costs, many SDOs rely heavily on revenue from copyright-protected sales and licensing of the standards they develop.

Why is NFSI giving read-only access to the standards contained in this portal?
NFSI is providing read-only access because these standards are included in a current petition to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The portal provides a single place to make it easier for those seeking to view these standards.

Can the standards on this portal be downloaded?
This portal is on an online, read-only site allowing members of the public to have access to, on a limited basis, copies of materials. While the standards are downloaded to your computer, they are locked to that computer so they cannot be copied and moved to any other device.

Can the standards on this portal be printed? Can I copy and paste text from the standards?
No, you cannot print or copy and paste text from any of these read-only standards.

Are the standards included in this portal the most up-to-date versions of the standards?
Yes.

Where can I buy these or other NFSI standards?
NFSI standards are available for purchase at https://nfsi.org/store/.