IEC Technical Committee (TC) 62 (electrical equipment in medical practice) held its first meeting 50 years ago today to begin work on standardizing medical equipment, in large part to address the need for increased safety.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been held on 3 December each year since 1992 to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, and celebrate their achievements. Over one billion people in the world have some form of disabili
Preparations for the official opening of our Africa Regional Centre (IEC-AFRC) which is taking place on 2 November in Nairobi, Kenya are progressing well. The role of IEC-AFRC will be to facilitate African electrotechnical innovation and contribute towards enabling access to safe and
A technology used increasingly in hi-tech industries, such as the aerospace and automotive sectors, relies for many applications on IEC standardization work. This technology, known in industry as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, has been around for a while to make prototyp
Hate the rush-hour, bumper-to-bumper routine, which ends in a lengthy search for that elusive, expensive parking space? Despite decades of car-pooling and deterring drivers with congestion charges, city driving is more time-consuming and choked than ever and often ends in gridlock, no
IEC Secretary General and CEO Frans Vreeswijk took part in the International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna (1-5 June). This event was organized in cooperation with the International Criminal Poli
IEC 60335-2-80:2015 RLV is one of the standards featured recently on our webstore and in advance of hot summer days serves as a good example of the impact our work has on everyone’s daily life. So why is this standard important? Let’s have a look at its scope: Examples of