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How to enjoy a solar eclipse in total safety

17. August 2017 - 14:18
The first rule of a solar eclipse is, you don’t look directly at the sun with the naked eye. The second rule of a solar eclipse is, you don’t look directly at the sun with the naked eye. 

New ISO handbook for adventure tourism safety

15. August 2017 - 17:09
Developing, implementing and maintaining a safety management system (SMS) requires a big effort. To assist adventure tourism providers in this task, a new handbook has been published. It gives simple step-by-step...

New handbook helps SMEs best manage water use

14. August 2017 - 15:04
Clean water is vital to life and one of our most precious resources, yet around 40% of the world’s population doesn’t have enough. At the same time, we are our own worst enemy as over 80% of wastewater...

Building a sustainable future with ISO 21930

11. August 2017 - 9:50
With urban populations worldwide swelling, there’s an urgent need to calculate the sustainable performance of the buildings that we live and work in. But the variety and complexity of methods available...

How to adapt to ageing societies

10. August 2017 - 14:57
The growing average age of populations is not always a burden on society, it can be a rewarding opportunity to enrich communities and our world as a whole. Increasingly, governments and local authorities...

Robots to the rescue!

10. August 2017 - 14:56
It won’t be long before robots become a normal part of our everyday lives. Soon, our mobile companions will provide everything from coaching to communication to companionship, keeping us independent as...

Learning from the best: a new standard for education providers

10. August 2017 - 10:03
Today’s knowledge economy requires diverse training and learning services beyond the formal, national education system. A new standard aims to not only help providers improve their service, but provide...

Take me higher – a new standard for weather balloons just published.

9. August 2017 - 9:43
As worldwide research into weather patterns and natural disasters rises, so too does the use of meteorological balloons. Increasing global trade and demand for balloons that provide accurate data requires...

Enjoy retirement thanks to ISO 9001

3. August 2017 - 15:51
Supporting our seniors and helping them to maintain an independent lifestyle has been ACPPAʼs mission for over 30 years. To substantiate its approach, the not-for-profit Group that manages care homes and...

The worldwide standard for electronic documents is evolving

3. August 2017 - 15:08
The PDF format exemplifies the value of standards. Had the specification for PDF not been published from the technology’s introduction in 1993, PDF would just be one of a dozen document formats. More than...

New publication helps organizations get full benefit from ISO 26000 for social responsibility

2. August 2017 - 14:10
Getting the most out of ISO 26000, the world’s first and most widely used International Standard for social responsibility, is the aim of a new guidance document just published.

ISO 26000 in the post-2015 development agenda

2. August 2017 - 13:44
In January 2016, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into effect. Now, the eyes of the world are on solutions to guide international development and cooperation for the 17 initiatives (goals)...

New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

13. July 2017 - 16:13
Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas...

Improving the customer experience with new standards for call centres just published

11. July 2017 - 9:48
We all know the frustration of phoning a call centre, only to be put on hold for an interminable amount of time or taken through a long and complex series of options before arriving at a dead end. And...

Why the future belongs to standards

10. July 2017 - 16:21
A quick glance at the accelerating technological change over recent years, and the subsequent upheavals, could be enough to make us all fear for the future of the global economy. However, there are good...

The revision of ISO 22000 on food management moves one step further

10. July 2017 - 15:58
Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. The revised standard will incorporate a new core structure as well...

ISO’s moments and milestones in the latest ISOfocus

10. July 2017 - 12:04
“Bringing more countries and sectors into widespread use of International Standards will be useful,” says Global Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Simon&nbspBaptist in the latest...

Economists have reasons to be cheerful

10. July 2017 - 12:00
ISOfocus sat down with renowned economist and economics consultant Simon Baptist to discuss the state of our global economy. What he says seems to very much support – encourage, even – the widespread use...

Silent game changers of the tech revolution

10. July 2017 - 11:56
We can no longer envision a world without computers or the Internet, but in 2017 this is old news.  Much more exciting developments are in the pipeline. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, ...

Talking about my generation

10. July 2017 - 11:54
Over the course of its seventy-year history, ISO has undergone a remarkable transformation, keeping pace with, and redefining its role in, a fast-changing world. But how have personal attitudes and responsibilities...

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