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Saving lives with new standards for sanitation

16. April 2018 - 16:07
Human waste safely transformed into useful resources such as clean drinking water? Seems inconceivable, yet work is underway to develop international guidance to help new technologies flourish, starting...

Playing safe with kids’ toys

9. April 2018 - 10:43
Keeping kids free from harm is the effect of ISO’s widely used International Standard for toy safety. And it has just been updated to ensure it covers all bases.

How ISO standards support World Health Day

6. April 2018 - 9:42
Health for all is the theme of the World Health Organization’s World Health Day, and a new ISO committee recently formed aims to help.

Secrets of business success in new ISO standard

4. April 2018 - 11:56
The average lifespan of businesses is shrinking, yet some have been around for hundreds of years. How to stay afloat in a rapidly changing world? A newly published standard aims to help.

Spoiled for choice: an international guide to effective product labelling has just been updated

3. April 2018 - 13:18
In the digital age, consumers have never been more informed about the products they buy, nor more hungry for information. Getting product information right is a key business strategy. A newly revised international...

Waste not, want not on World Water Day

21. March 2018 - 12:02
Water is our life force… and it is under threat. Today, World Water Day reminds of us the importance of the world’s most precious resource. 

Creating a safety culture in Latin America

11. March 2018 - 18:07
A prevalence of high-risk industries such as mining, exposure to powerful pesticides in agriculture and the exacerbation of risks due to climate change, these are just some of the factors that contribute...

ISO 45001 is now published

11. March 2018 - 18:07
The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally.

New version of ISO 14024 on ecolabelling just published

9. March 2018 - 12:05
Consumers have high concerns about what they buy and environmental labels and declarations can help them identify those products or services proven “environmentally preferable”. But the world’s environmental...

Advancing women in standardization on International Women’s Day

7. March 2018 - 15:27
Social equality is just one of thousands of areas advanced by ISO International Standards and, today, on International Women’s Day, ISO pledges to advance it even further.

ISO 45001 – All you need to know

5. March 2018 - 17:27
Every day, thousands of lives are lost due to work accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. These are deaths that could and should have been prevented, and must be in the future. ISO 45001...

Let the migration begin

5. March 2018 - 17:27
Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organizations, their employees and all stakeholders will...

Our world with ISO 45001

5. March 2018 - 17:27
Whether it’s a failure to protect workers against toxic chemicals, or a sleep-deprived employee getting into a fatal car accident, millions of people are hurt or killed at work each year. Now, with the...

Toward a healthier manufacturing industry

5. March 2018 - 17:27
Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly (to lives and the bottom line), but the good news is that they are largely preventable if the right precautions are taken. Here, EEF representative Mike...

Robots to the rescue!

1. March 2018 - 18:16
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...

ISO/IEC 27000 – key International Standard for information security revised

1. March 2018 - 16:21
2018 may only have just begun, but it looks like a big year for information security. With questions being raised about the security of micro-processors, and major cyber security initiatives such as the...

Partners for sustainable sanitation

15. February 2018 - 15:33
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working to reinvent toilets and save the lives of 4.5 billion people who lack, or live without, safely managed sanitation solutions. In this interview, Doulaye Koné,...

The new ISO 31000 keeps risk management simple

15. February 2018 - 10:35
Damage to reputation or brand, cyber crime, political risk and terrorism are some of the risks that private and public organizations of all types and sizes around the world must face with increasing frequency....

Cruising to safety: Improving man overboard detection with new international guidelines

13. February 2018 - 9:37
Cruising never ceases to grow in popularity. Yet, what few like to consider is the small but real number of holidaymakers who fall overboard. New international guidelines from ISO aim to provide a boost...

Growing old gracefully with a new ISO technical committee for ageing societies

31. January 2018 - 9:17
The world’s population is ageing, just like us. As we enter the era of “super-aged societies”1), governments, communities and businesses need to adapt. A new ISO technical committee has just been formed...