And the Winners Are . . .
The American National Standards Institute on Dec. 17 announced the winners of its Haiku for ANSI's 100th competition, a contest held in honor of the centennial anniversary of the institute's founding in 1918. Back in August 2018, ANSI had invited members of the standardization community and beyond to create a haiku that distills the essence of a voluntary standard to the standard haiku format.
Following their review of "over 50 outstanding submissions from a wide range of standards professionals and many other participants," ANSI's communications team selected a winning haiku in each of the five contest categories. The winners are:
fingers and toes free from harm.
Shhh… Baby sleeping.
Standard: ASTM F1169-13, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Full Size Baby Cribs
– Penny Arrowwood
Dangle high above
Winter chill bites feared fallen
Happy are those caught
ANSI/ASSP Z359.1-2016, The Fall Protection Code
– Sean Coughlin, UAW
Climbing to catch up
Ladder of wood, hand foot hand
Safely in the stars
ANSI ASC A14.1-2007, American National Standards Ladders - Wood
– Linda Doran, Maine Labor Group on Health
Despite all the care
The standard guides to manage
The cow just says moo
ISO TS 34700:2016, Animal welfare management
– Jeffrey Strauss, Northwestern University
Access to and use
Of the built environment
Is a human right
ANSI A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
– Don Risdall, Pacific ADA Center, National Network of ADA Centers
Jerry Laws is the editor of Occupational Health & Safety.
Posted on Dec 18, 2018