Caring about health and safety

ISO Standards for healthcare, wellbeing and safety

From monitoring vital signs to  the signage and symbols that help prevent accidents at work or at home, there are more than 1 000 ISO Standards that keep people healthy and safe.

Trusted by manufacturers, practitioners, regulators and patients, ISO Standards go beyond tangible objects like monitors and syringes. Countless health professionals rely on ISO management systems help deliver quality healthcare with total confidence. While ISO symbols work as a universal language that can warn people of potential hazards and help them to stay safe.

Below you can find out more about the most commonly-used standards for health, safety and wellbeing, who develops them, and new projects in the pipeline.

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ISO and health
In this brochure you can find out more about ISO standards that help improve the quality of care, reduce health care costs and protect the health and safety of patients all over the world.
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Quality management principles
This document introduces the seven quality management principles that ISO 9000, ISO 9001 and other related quality management standards are based on.
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ISO 13485 - Quality management for medical devices
A free brochure with tips for getting started with ISO 13485, requirements for quality management systems related to medical devices.

The people who develop standards

Covering almost every sector you can think of, from Assistive products to Zinc alloys, ISO has over 200 technical committees. Below we've listed just a handful that we think will be of particular interest to you. If it doesn't have what you're looking for, you can find the complete list of technical committees here.

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  • ISO 13485:2016
    Medical devices
    Quality management systems
    Requirements for regulatory purposes
  • ISO 2157:2016
    Nominal diameters and designation code numbers for rotary instruments
  • ISO 7153-1:2016
    Surgical instruments
    Part 1: Metals

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