New office chairs test standard released
August 16, 2011 | 9:08 am CDT
Furniture sustainability standard approved by ANSI
Grand Rapids, MI - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs - Tests standard, and copies of the new edition are available from BIFMA immediately. The BIFMA Chair Subcommittee worked diligently to revise this new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 with improvements in test consistency, modifications to test loads, and one new test for footrests.

Contact Dave Panning at BIFMA about the changes and improvements to the new edition of BIFMA’s General-Purpose Office Chairs – Tests. Contact Mike Reagan at BIFMA to order copies of the new standard, or order online at the BIFMA website.


BIFMA is a not-for-profit organization that provides an effective forum for Members to cooperate and collaborate on appropriate industry issues. As an ANSI accredited standards developer BIFMA develops voluntary product and industry standards that support safe, healthy and sustainable work environments. BIFMA also publishes key industry statistics; advocates for legislation and government regulation that have a direct impact on the health of the industry; and facilitates meaningful dialog and education to support our core services and the industry.


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