As a way to assist with the global pandemic COVID-19 has brought about, ISO.org has compiled a list of relevant standards and made available in read-only format, at no cost. The goal of this gesture, according to the ISO organization, is to support the efforts of dealing with this crisis that our medical personnel and our leaders now face.
How does offering access to these standards help?
The industry sectors or specific categories that the available standards includes:
- Lung ventilators
- Protective gloves against micro-organisms
- Biological evaluation and medical devices
- Medical devices (Quality)
- Protective clothing
- Security and resilience
- Risk management
- Medical electrical equipment
- Respiratory protective devices
Normally, the cost to access these standards would fall in the range of $180 - $250 per standard, however by providing access to them without a pay-wall in front, ISO is giving manufacturers and suppliers the chance to get a jump on building or fine-tuning their Quality Management Systems or their production processes, while using the standards as a guide. In theory, this should cut down on wasted time and process-related issues. Allowing the aforementioned list of critical medical devices, equipment, services, and procedures to get out into the field where they are needed in the most efficient manner possible.
To take a closer look at what standards are available, or to learn more about what exactly ISO.org is offering, visit: https://www.iso.org/covid19