With the current coronavirus pandemic, certain medical supplies are in urgent need. Medical staff require personal protective equipment, nasal swabs are needed to conduct testing and a sufficient number of respiratory ventilators are lacking.
March 21 is the ARSO African Day of Standardisation, which aims to create more awareness among African regulators, academia, industry, policy makers and consumers about the benefits of standardization and conformity assessment on the continent.
The invention of the electric light changed the lives of millions of people. It led to safer working conditions and better educational environments, improved healthcare and economic growth, throughout the 20th century. We now stand on the threshold of a new lighting revolution.
The president of the Canadian National Committee, Jacques Régis has retired, after years of dedication to standardization and conformity assessment. He is replaced by Colin Clark who has been vice-president since 2017.