safety

  • IEC publishes white paper on Safety 2.0

    20 November 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    The Internet of Things, big data, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence are transforming the connection between technology and people. It may even be possible that a new dimension is added to machines in an area...
  • Safety standards: how to include women?

    11 October 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The news that the first all-woman spacewalk was cancelled in March 2019 because NASA did not plan spacesuits adapted to the women astronauts’ morphology highlighted an issue that has rarely hit the front pages. The world...
  • Spotlight on safety

    24 September 2020 by Philippe Juhel, ACOS Chair
    Switching on a light, using a smartphone, plugging in a hairdryer, taking the bus, car or electric scooter to work, heating food in a microwave, using a computer or electric drill, the list of our daily interactions with...
  • Safety for nuclear energy

    18 September 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Nuclear energy might be the source of all evils for environmental activists, but for many countries around the world it is a key option to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
  • Oil and gas in the digital age

    15 March 2020 by Claire Marchand
    While cyber security is primordial nowadays in all types of industries, it is even more so in in the oil and gas sector. Cyber attacks can have critical consequences to human lives and the environment: fires, explosions...
  • Standards for safety and security

    15 March 2020 by Antoinette Price
    In recent times, there has not been a more critical need to have access to and use technology, for work, education and in healthcare, to help patients and protect healthcare workers, as the world adjusts to living during...
  • IEC and ISO committee on AI expands programme of work

    15 January 2020 by Antoinette Price
    IEC and ISO develop international standards for AI. SC 42, the joint committee of IEC and ISO tasked with this work, recently approved new standards projects in the areas of trustworthiness and computational methods.
  • Energy efficient standards for offshore units

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee 18: Electrical Installations for ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units, has published a major revision of the IEC 61892 series of standards, key documents for the safety of offshore...
  • Under the laser spotlight

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Laser technology is so widely used today that we forget that it can be dangerous for our health if it does not meet the strictest safety standards. IEC expertise in producing safety specifications for lasers is...
  • Standards will make e-scooters safer

    15 May 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    Walking down a city street, pedestrians have recently been confronted by a new phenomenon. Sailing by on sidewalks or bike lanes, commuters have adopted electric scooters as a popular mode of transportation. Offering a...
  • 2018 IEC Awards

    15 July 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more...
  • Targeting safety, growing popularity

    15 July 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous areas/locations – which can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts, are by no means restricted to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry...
  • Recognizing exceptional achievements

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization, for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical products and systems, with its...
  • Join the discussion!

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In 2018, IECQ, the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components, held its annual meetings in October, in conjunction with the 82nd IEC General Meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea. One of the highlights of the...