A young worker on the facade of a building.
By on
28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Celebrated under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), whose recent statistics suggest that 2.78 million people die from accidents and illnesses related to the workplace every year, its objective is to promote the prevention...
By on
If the future of work is all about employee experience, what about the workplace? The need to keep on top of the ever-changing trends in how and where people work makes facility management an essential aspect of organizational success… which is why new international guidelines have just been published.
An outside toilet in the desert, Tunisia.
By on
Human waste safely transformed into useful resources such as clean drinking water? Seems inconceivable, yet work is underway to develop international guidance to help new technologies flourish, starting with the world’s first international workshop agreement.
Little boy playing with an educational toy.
By on
Keeping kids free from harm is the effect of ISO’s widely used International Standard for toy safety. And it has just been updated to ensure it covers all bases.
By on
Health for all is the theme of the World Health Organization’s World Health Day, and a new ISO committee recently formed aims to help.
Top view of a business team sitting at a table.
By on
The average lifespan of businesses is shrinking, yet some have been around for hundreds of years. How to stay afloat in a rapidly changing world? A newly published standard aims to help.
A woman is grocery shopping and reading product information on a label.
By on
In the digital age, consumers have never been more informed about the products they buy, nor more hungry for information. Getting product information right is a key business strategy. A newly revised international guide will help ensure the product is really what it says on the tin.
By on
Water is our life force… and it is under threat. Today, World Water Day reminds of us the importance of the world’s most precious resource. 
Young people working in a modern office.
Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly (to lives and the bottom line), but the good news is that they are largely preventable if the right precautions are taken. Here, EEF representative Mike Denison explains.
Construction workers on a scaffold,building a site.
By on
Whether it’s a failure to protect workers against toxic chemicals, or a sleep-deprived employee getting into a fatal car accident, millions of people are hurt or killed at work each year. Now, with the arrival of the world’s first International Standard on occupational health and safety, many such incidents...