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Reducing the risk of errors in medical laboratories with updated International Standard
Never before have reliability and accuracy been so important for medical laboratories. Robust risk management processes are the best defence against errors and false results. One of the world’s most trusted guidance documents for risk management in medical laboratories has just been updated to help.
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Transporting dangerous goods gets quality touch with updated International Standard
Transporting dangerous goods demands adequate quality and safety programmes in place to meet local and international laws. The International Standard that outlines the requirements for such programmes for packaging has just been updated.
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Improving biosecurity with first International Standard for biorisk management
From diagnosing diseases to pharmaceutical and scientific research, the handling of biological materials in laboratories or elsewhere is essential for many industries but doesn’t come without its dangers. Effective risk management of biohazardous materials means a reduced chance of accidents, less impact …
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Reducing the risks of medical devices: international guidance just updated
Virtually no medical procedure is without risk, but there are many ways to minimize it. One such way is through applying sound risk management processes to medical devices. The International Standard to do just that has now been updated.

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ISOfocus March/April 2019

The anatomy of healthcare

Whether you are being admitted to the hospital, getting medical treatment or simply doing your annual check-up, take a look at some of the specific ways ISO standards are changing healthcare for the better.

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ISO 21101 - Adventure tourism - Safety management systems - A practical guide for SMEs

This handbook will help small and medium-sized adventure tourism operators develop and implement a safety management system.

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ISO Strategy for Services - Case study #3 - Tourism in Tunisia (ISO 17680, Thalassotherapy)

As soon as ISO 17680 on thalassotherapy was published, it became the focus of a country-wide project to improve Tunisia’s thalassotherapy centres. On the initiative of INNORPI, the national standards body and ISO member for Tunisia, the country had been at the forefront of the implementation’s efforts. …

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ISO and health

Find out more about how ISO standards 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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