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Updating and clarification of key concepts, alignment with the new structure for management system standards... A new version of the international standard on food safety management is due to be released at the end of 2017.
The future international standard on occupational health and safety management is taking shape. The 58 countries involved, including France, have recently been consulted on a second version of the draft text. ISO 45001 will be released in 2017, replacing OHSAS 18001.
Featuring in this selection of standards finalized in April by and for professionals: compliance management systems, slings for carrying children, junction boxes for photovoltaic modules, compressed air systems, characterization of natural stone...
The bid launched by AFNOR in January has paid dividends, with France scheduled to play an active role in drafting a voluntary European standard on best practices in tattooing services. France faces the double challenge of promoting French expertise while protecting European consumers.
What processes should be followed to ensure effective audits of energy management systems based on ISO 50001? How should the audits be scheduled? What competences are required for the auditor? The ISO 50003 international standard answers these questions, providing a valuable tool for certification bodies and system auditors.
Spearheaded by INC1 and guided by AFNOR which coordinated the work*, the first two voluntary standards on electronic cigarettes and e-liquids set out a series of safety and quality criteria, and promote better information for over three million French vapers.
The word “standard” has a number of accepted meanings. At times it refers to a regulatory requirement or there again it may be a reference document agreed by consensus. Application of the former is mandatory whereas the latter are purely voluntary: how to sail across the maze? AFNOR clarifies the issues.
Featuring in this selection of standards finalized in January, by and for professionals: provision of thalassotherapy services, maintenance within physical asset management, data leak prevention and management...