Archive for category: TBT News

  • 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 [...]

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

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

    TBT News January 31, 2018 4:16 pm no comments

    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 to help. In 2017, the number of people aged 60 years or over worldwide was more than twice [...]

     
  • ISO focus highlights water and sanitation for UN Decade of Action

    ISO focus highlights water and sanitation for UN Decade of Action

    TBT News January 12, 2018 3:58 pm no comments

    ISO has just released its January/February 2018 issue of ISOfocus. Coinciding with the start of the United Nations International Decade for Action – “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018-2028), it aims to raise awareness of the critical state of water resources around the world and inspire more action to tackle it. This ISOfocus issue provides updates on developments [...]

     
  • Putting the logic into hydrological

    Putting the logic into hydrological

    TBT News January 12, 2018 9:00 am no comments

    Global mobility, intensive farming and urban developments that have spread into once uninhabitable areas have made water access, use, and reuse, critical areas for International Standards. It may be hard to imagine, but a vast number of people simply don’t have any drop to drink, let alone sufficient water for cooking, washing or growing food. It’s [...]

     
  • 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 [...]