Just a few more weeks to go before the winter sports season kicks off again. Alpine skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers will again enjoy a great holiday in the numerous European ski resorts. Standards contribute to the safety and comfort of these ski holidays.
Accidents at work can happen to anybody at anytime. They include slips and trips, electrical accidents, contact with hazardous chemicals, manual handling injuries, falls from a height etc.
Wood is one of the world's most precious resources and there is increasing consumer demand to know it is sourced from well-managed forests. Soon, the traceability of wood will be easier to manage as an ISO standard-in-development reaches a new and crucial stage.
Physical Asset management is a clever method for optimal management of physical assets. It applies principally to buildings, infrastructure, facilities, equipment and machinery.
Population ageing is one of the biggest socio-economic challenges of the 21st century European society. All EU countries and virtually every policy have to deal with it.
On September 1 begins the new school year. For several years there has been greater focus on ergonomics and safety in the school environment, more specifically with regard to school buildings, furniture and equipment used in the classrooms. Standards also play their part in this respect.
On hot summer days, for those not fortunate enough to have their own swimming pool in the garden, a dip in a public pool can be very refreshing. Provided the swimming pool infrastructure is safe and hygienic and the water quality is constantly monitored.
During the summer, children spend much time on playgrounds. Playground equipment such as swings, slides, seesaws and - for the little ones - the sandbox, makes them engage in healthy outdoor physical activity and not just be occupied with their computer games.
The content of the new environmental standard ISO 14001:2015 is almost final. As from now the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) is available from NBN. The FDIS gives a good idea of the content of the new ISO 14001:2015 standard, which is expected to be published in September.
The Tour de France
Eddy Merckx is widely regarded as the greatest cyclist ever. A good two weeks after he celebrated his 70th birthday, the cycling race where he achieved some of his greatest victories, the Tour de France takes place from July 4 to July 26, 2015.
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