Archive for category: TBT News

  • New edition of ISO/IEC 17025 just published

    New edition of ISO/IEC 17025 just published

    TBT News December 2, 2017 4:52 pm no comments

    The most popular standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has just been updated, taking into account the latest changes in laboratory environment and work practices. ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, is the international reference for laboratories carrying out calibration and testing activities [...]

     
  • International Standard looks to curb theft of personal data

    International Standard looks to curb theft of personal data

    TBT News November 27, 2017 11:15 am no comments

    Uber is making headlines for its reaction to the theft of personal data of 57 million drivers and users. The July 2017 breach of Equifax, a large US credit bureau, exposed the social security numbers, birthdates and addresses of 143 million people. And last month, Yahoo, just prior to its [...]

     
  • Keeping people at the centre of smart city initiatives

    Keeping people at the centre of smart city initiatives

    TBT News November 23, 2017 10:10 am no comments

    Opening the Forum, Spain’s Secretary of State for the Information Society and Digital Agenda, José María Lassalle Ruiz, highlighted the importance of putting people’s needs at the centre of future urban development. “Some believe that data and algorithms will soon be managing the contemporary world, but they must be used [...]

     
  • New draft of ISO 50001 energy management standard

    New draft of ISO 50001 energy management standard

    TBT News November 23, 2017 8:09 am no comments

    Like all International Standards, ISO 50001 has come under periodic review to ensure that it continues to meet the rapidly changing needs of the energy sector. This work is being carried out by the ISO technical committee responsible for energy management and energy savings (ISO/TC 301), whose secretariat is held by ANSI, ISO’s [...]

     
  • Mapping a new journey for poo on World Toilet Day

    Mapping a new journey for poo on World Toilet Day

    TBT News November 17, 2017 9:10 am no comments

    Efficient sanitation for all is one of the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By 2030, everyone’s poo should be effectively contained, transported, treated and disposed of in a safe and sustainable way. This year’s World Toilet Day, organized on 19 November, focuses on wastewater and the importance of [...]

     
  • What role can International Standards play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement?

    What role can International Standards play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement?

    TBT News November 16, 2017 3:09 pm no comments

    COP23 has started with the aim of clarifying the enabling frameworks that will make the Paris Agreement fully operational and the support needed for all nations to achieve their climate change goals. For the many countries that have ratified the agreement, the time for implementation has begun. “The devastating climatic [...]

     
  • ISO 30500 to boost global health in places without sewers

    ISO 30500 to boost global health in places without sewers

    TBT News November 16, 2017 8:08 am no comments

    ISO 30500, Non-sewered sanitation systems – Prefabricated integrated treatment units – General safety and performance requirements for design and testing, seeks to provide general safety and performance requirements for the product design and performance testing of non-sewered sanitation systems for prefabricated integrated treatment units. It will apply to any integrated sanitation system1) that [...]

     
  • Unearthing the potential of autonomous mining with ISO 17757

    Unearthing the potential of autonomous mining with ISO 17757

    TBT News November 15, 2017 4:16 pm no comments

    The benefits of autonomous vehicle technology potentially reach far beyond public roads, to mine sites for example. These are places that few have ever seen, but all of us rely on. To find out more, I spoke to Dan Roley, the past Chair for the ISO technical committee on earth-moving machinery [...]

     
  • Keep calm – the first rule of business continuity

    Keep calm – the first rule of business continuity

    TBT News November 8, 2017 4:43 pm no comments

    The Millennium brought two nice examples, both of the unpredictable and the improbable. For a start, it was a century leap year. This was entirely predictable (it occurs any time the year is cleanly divisible by 400). But it’s also very unlikely, from a probability perspective: in fact, it’s only [...]

     
  • The new arsenal of risk management

    The new arsenal of risk management

    TBT News November 8, 2017 4:42 pm no comments

    Ten years ago, the boardrooms of banks and financial institutions around the world were rattled to hear the news of the collapse of prestigious and highly respected names, such as Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and Northern Rock. Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, described the shock waves [...]