National Standards Bodies
American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This is the US national member body to both the ISO and IEC. It is the national coordinating body for US national standards. Standards may be purchased through ANSI at http://webstore.ansi.org/.
Standards Council of Canada (SCC). This is the Canadian member body to both the ISO and IEC. It is the national coordinating body for Canadian national standards. Standards may be purchased through the SCC at https://www.standardsstore.ca/eSpecs/index.jsp.
US and Canadian Standards Development Organizations (SDO)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). This SDO develops standards regarding the construction and materials used in transportation. Their standards can be purchased through https://bookstore.transportation.org/.
APA - The Engineered Wood Association (founded as the American Plywood Association). APA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop national consensus standards for engineered wood products. Standards can be purchased through ANSI.
NSF International (founded as the National Sanitation Foundation). NSF International provides standards related to public health and the environment. Their standards can be purchased at http://www.techstreet.com/nsfgate.html.
ASME (founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers). This SDO produces consensus-based standards primarily in the physical and mechanical testing sciences, including materials testing. Standards may be purchased from ASME at http://www.asme.org/kb/standards.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). This SDO is based primarily in the US and produces consensus-based standards in a number of technical fields. Standards may be purchased from ASTM at http://www.astm.org/Standard/index.shtml.
Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ). This SDO is based in Quebec, Canada and develops consensus based standards in specific technical disciplines. BNQ standards may be purchased from http://www.bnq.qc.ca/en/publications.html.
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). This SDO is an agency of the Government of Canada and develops consensus based standards in specific technical disciplines. CGSB standards may be purchased from http://www.techstreet.com/cgsbgate.html.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This SDO produces consensus-based standards primarily in the fields of electrical and electronics sciences. Standards and other publications may be purchased at http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/index.html.
National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI). This SDO is primarily dedicated to the science of measurement (metrology) and develops consensus-based standards related to this subject. NCSLI is responsible for the development of the ANSI/NCSL Z540 standards shown on their standards page.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). These SDOs develop consensus based standards in many technical fields. Standards may be purchased from UL and ULC at http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/standards/.