Major Activities and Initiatives

The Power Tool Institute is dedicated to the safe use of power tools. The Institute accomplishes this objective through a number of major initiatives, ongoing project work, and liaisons with other organizations. Here are some major highlights:


POWER TOOL STANDARDS ACTIVITY:

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) develops international standards that represent a global consensus of state-of-the-art know-how including the safety of motor-operated electric tools. PTI participates with the commission, including holding the following seats:

  • Secretary of IEC TC 116, Safety of Motor-Operated Electric Tools
    • Development of International Standards for Hand-Held and Transportable Tools (IEC 62841 Series of Standards)
  • TAG Administrator of US TAG for IEC TC 116

OTHER STANDARDS ACTIVITY:

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA)
  • Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI)
  • International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • Unified Abrasives Manufacturers’ Association (UAMA)
  • Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA)
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MEMBERSHIP IN THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • ASTM International (ASTM)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)

ACTIVE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE:

  • Engineering
  • Public Relations & Safety
  • Product Liability
  • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

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