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International Organization for Standardization

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(Units) an association composed of representatives of several national standards bureaus, founded in London in 1947 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, that establishes and maintains international standards for units of measurements, clothes sizes, technical terminology, etc. Abbreviation: ISO

International Organization for Standardization

A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries, one from each country. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a non-governmental organization, established to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological, and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as international standards. Also called ISO.
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The ISO Audit templates are specially designed for quality management system (QMS) standard and ISO Audit checklists verify the implemented system.
The ISO 15489 standard and the technical report are available in the United States in hard copy format through the American National Standards Institute.
The DSM Engineering Plastics analytical testing laboratory is now accredited to ISO/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 17025, an enhancement and replacement of the ISO Guide 25 to which the lab has been accredited since 1994.
The ISO 9000 quality system is set by the International Organization for Standardization and contains universal standards for a quality assurance system that ensures uniform specifications and products.
The ISO 9000 three-year certification renewal is a best-case scenario, because manufacturers could argue that the expenditure's benefits did not outlast the certification.
When we made the change from the ISO gross advisory rate to ISO prospective loss costs, all of a sudden we got a rude awakening," Marcon said.
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The ISO must by its terms be nontransferable by the employee except by will or the laws of descent and distribution.
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