In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, many standards organizations worldwide have decided to make freely available a series of standards used in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This exceptional decision is motivated by the need to tackle the severe shortage of protective and medical equipment experienced all around the world, but also to ensure business continuity and effective risk and emergency management.
The standards will enable a quicker and smoother access to market of new fundamental medical and protection equipment. Providing free access to the national adoptions of this set of relevant standards facilitates the work of the many companies which are reconverting their production lines to deliver tangible results quickly and ensure that healthcare professionals and patients have access to the equipment they urgently need.
During these challenging times, the standards community worldwide is working with Government and business to assess what information and support is needed to help mitigate the potential risks caused by this global health emergency.
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