A bird’s eye view of international organization for standardization [ISO] – A review

Ramprasad, VP (2013) A bird’s eye view of international organization for standardization [ISO] – A review. International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry, 4 (1). pp. 45-49. ISSN 2229-3493

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ISO, the International Organization for Standardization is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. It has put together more than 19,100 standards as on May 2012.1 ISO makes possible the addressing of the different needs, business, governmental and societal. ISO is a network of different national standard bodies, one per country. As on May 2012, there are 164 of these national standard bodies. For India, the national standard body is the Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS. The strategic, technical and administrative support to all the members of ISO is provided by the ISO Central Secretariat, in Geneva, Switzerland. ISO standards address society and all its activities as a whole. They play an important role in the stabilization and growth of national and international interactions. ISO Standards have a unique value. This paper takes a comprehensive view of ISO and its activities, and also as to how dental institutions can gain by implementing the ISO process in its activities, bringing about standardization in practices and education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISO; BIS; dental education; institutions.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 04:48
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 04:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143135

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