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ISO celebrates 70 years

2017 is ISO's 70th anniversary! The ISO story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries gathered in London to discuss the future of standardization. A year later, on 23 February 1947, ISO officially came into existence. In this post-war era, the founding members saw International Standards as a key to the world's reconstruction efforts. ...

A new weapon against infection

Burnaby Hospital has a new weapon against infection: the Germinator. That’s the light-hearted name employees have given to the new Xenex Light Strike Robot cleaning machine. Yet it means serious business for patient care. Fraser Health Infection Prevention and Control launched the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) machine trials last month in three facilities: Burnaby, Ridge ...

California’s Ventura fault could cause more damage than previously suspected

Researchers find that the fault has a staircase-like structure, which would result in stronger shaking and more damage during an earthquake. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A new study by a team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, found that the fault under Ventura, Calif., would likely cause stronger shaking during an ...

Alternative composting technology reduces organic waste

At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, there is a long-standing commitment to improving environmental sustainability, as was laid out in the 2015 Strategic Plan, Vision 2020/Redefining Possible. In this plan, a pledge was made to implement strategies and technologies that would lessen the hospital’s environmental impact, cut operating costs, and improve the health of the community as ...

Post truth, alternative facts, fake news: implications for businesses

Geary Sikich looks at the rise of post truth, alternative facts and fake news; considers the impact on organizations; and looks at how business continuity planners can rise to meet the challenge. If you want senior management to pay attention, give them something that challenges their focus - and understand that their focus is not ...

Impact of negative media reports mapped in new study

A study by the University of Plymouth Business School and Nottingham University Business School has looked at the financial impact of negative media reporting of operational losses suffered by banks and insurers. The research paper reveals how the market value of firms can fall by significantly more than the value of the reported loss. News ...

New Mexico close to data breach bill

New Mexico's House of Representatives passed a data breach bill on Wednesday night by a unanimous vote, according to the Grant County Beat. Bill 15, known as the Data Breach Notification Act, was sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo). It will require service providers to put in place reasonable procedures to safeguard personally identifying information ...

Germany bans internet-connected dolls over fears hackers could target children

Germany has banned a popular talking doll that can connect to the internet over fears its technology could be exploited by hackers to target children. The German telecommunications watchdog advised parents who have already bought the popular Cayla dolls to destroy them, but stopped short of ordering them to do so. The Cayla doll, which ...

Report: Most cyber-attacks come from same place, and use basic tactics

F-Secure's new cyber security report paints a stark picture of the threats posed by insecure networks and devices, the internet of things, cyber-crime and others. F-Secure has released a new report which explores the trends and threats defining the current state of cyber-security across the globe. According to the report, a majority of active reconnaissance ...

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

Some ships in northern Europe have been using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their fuel source for over a decade, with an extremely good safety record. But as the use of LNG-fuelled vessels spreads to other parts of the world and many more parties become involved, there is a clear need to standardize LNG bunkering ...

Enhancing traceability with a new ISO project committee

How do you know that your bottle of champagne is the real McCoy? That your boots were really made in Italy or that your milk is indeed pasteurized? Traceability – known as chain of custody – is important for ensuring the authenticity, and therefore the quality and safety, of virtually every product imaginable. A new ...

Practical tools for addressing climate change

An overview of some of the ways in which ISO standards help organizations address climate change. Year of publication: 2015 Edition: 2 Download