Archive for category: TBT News

  • Education sector to benefit from a new international management system standard

    Education sector to benefit from a new international management system standard

    TBT News May 4, 2018 11:43 am no comments

    From pre-school to university, to vocational training and coaching, the world of learning is constantly changing and evolving. As the trend to move away from the traditional customer-supplier relationship towards a collaborative partnership grows, so, too, do learners’ expectations. Learning providers now need to adapt to these new ways of [...]

     
  • New technical specification for auditors of ISO 45001

    New technical specification for auditors of ISO 45001

    TBT News May 4, 2018 11:40 am no comments

    ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, made standardization history when it was published in March this year. Now, a new complementary technical specification – ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 – has just been published, defining the required skills and knowledge of those bodies auditing organizations that have implemented the health [...]

     
  • US, EU safeguard actions under discussion at WTO committee meeting

    US, EU safeguard actions under discussion at WTO committee meeting

    TBT News May 1, 2018 4:35 pm no comments

    Recent safeguard actions by the United States and the European Union drew WTO members’ attention at a 23 April meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards. Delegations also reviewed more than a dozen other safeguard actions taken by members. Eight WTO members – Korea, the Philippines, the European Union, China, [...]

     
  • New standard for facility management just published

    New standard for facility management just published

    TBT News May 1, 2018 11:49 am no comments

    Increasingly complex, the global facility management (FM) market will be worth USD 1 trillion by 2025 – and that’s just that which is outsourced. Concerned with the management, operation and maintenance of an organization’s facilities, FM is a discipline that needs to balance the rapidly changing needs and demands of the various stakeholders that [...]

     
  • How ISO standards support World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    How ISO standards support World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    TBT News May 1, 2018 11:48 am no comments

    28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Celebrated under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), whose recent statistics suggest that 2.78 million people die from accidents and illnesses related to the workplace every year, its objective is to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and [...]

     
  • Waste not, want not on World Water Day

    Waste not, want not on World Water Day

    TBT News March 21, 2018 4:29 pm no comments

    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. Droughts, floods and water pollution place pressure on our global water supply, yet still demand is projected to increase 55 % by 20501). World Water Day [...]

     
  • ISO 45001 – All you need to know

    ISO 45001 – All you need to know

    TBT News March 14, 2018 4:20 pm no comments

    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 aims to help organizations do just that. Here, Kristian Glaesel and Charles Corrie tell us [...]

     
  • Advancing women in standardization on International Women’s Day

    Advancing women in standardization on International Women’s Day

    TBT News March 7, 2018 4:09 pm no comments

    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. A hundred years ago, women in most countries were not allowed to vote, drive, buy property or work in many industries. While progress [...]

     
  • Partners for sustainable sanitation

    Partners for sustainable sanitation

    TBT News February 15, 2018 4:16 pm no comments

    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, Deputy Director on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at the Gates Foundation, explains why they reached out to ISO [...]

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

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

    TBT News February 13, 2018 4:08 pm no comments

    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 to the technology that detects such incidents and helps them get back on board. Over 27 [...]