New ISO standards
By Virginia F. Bodmer-Altura
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation is creating new standards coping with new applied technologies and modern life demands
There is practically no area where ISO standards are not in use. We concentrate mainly on new standards relevant to textile and textile machinery applications. The new ISO 27065:2011 improves protective clothing for agricultural farmers and workers using pesticides. The standard deals with performance requirements of protective clothing materials, seams, garments and defines three levels of protective clothing with specified resistance to penetration by pesticide products. The standard will assist test laboratories, fabric and garment manufacturers as well as manufacturers of pesticide products, trainers and regulators to make decisions regarding protective clothing for protection against pesticide products.
The new ISO 14000 family of standards is designed to help organisations to reduce the negative environmental impacts of their products and services and during all the stages of their lifecycles. The goal of ecodesign is to integrate environmental aspects already into design and development of products and services so as to reduce their environmental impacts and continually improving their environmental performance throughout their lifecycle. For this purpose serves the newly published ISO 14006:2011 titled “Environmental management systems – Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign”.
Another new international standard is ISO/IEC 27035:2011 “Information technology – Security techniques – Information security incident management” giving guidance on detecting, reporting and assessing information security incidents and vulnerabilities thus helpful to any type of organisations and companies.
Finally there was an ISO meeting in October in Switzerland where more than 90 international experts discussed the conformity assessment as a vital component of world trade leading to various amendments of relevant existing ISO/IEC standards.