International Standards Organization

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International Organization for Standardization

A non-governmental organization that sets standard codes for countries and currencies. ISO sets the ISO 3166 codes for countries and provinces, which are used in international banking transactions and shipping. Likewise, it sets the ISO 4217 codes for individual currencies. ISO has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and, because its standards are usually adopted into the law of member states, it is more powerful than most other NGOs.

International Standards Organization (SIO)

an international organization established to promote common technical standards in all spheres of operations, including science and commerce.
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The DSP-C extensions have received great adoption and are currently awaiting standards approval by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
ISO 14001 is a standard established by the International Standards Organization that defines the elements of an Environmental Management System necessary for an organisation to effectively manage its impact on the environment.
NIST also is involved with the American Society for Testing and Materials, the International Standards Organization and the International Committee of Weights and Measures in developing an international reference standard.
For the past 15 years or so, I have sat on the International Standards Organization committee for absorbent incontinence products.
Longlac Wood Industries has been certified by the International Standards Organization for having an environmental management plan for its woodlands division.
It represents a revision to the company's earlier plan designed to meet an international standard, called ISO 14001, set by the International Standards Organization (ISO), which governs environmental management systems.
Demonstrating Microsoft's further support for industry standards, Gates announced that the company has submitted C# (pronounced C-sharp), a powerful new object-oriented language for C and C++ developers, and key parts of the .NET Framework to ECMA, a vendor-independent international standards organization committed to driving industrywide adoption of communications technologies.
* The International Standards Organization (ISO) establishes and promulgates standards throughout the world.
The blessing of the International Standards Organization (ISO) or its European counterpart ECMA is a serious selling point in reassuring end users that they are not trapped in a vendor lock-in situation.
ISO 14001 is a companion to the ISO 9000 quality standards of the International Standards Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to Russell Harding, commissioner of the Michigan Department of Environmental Protection, privilege is becoming increasingly necessary thanks to the popularity of ISO 14001, the International Standards Organization's evaluation program that certifies companies as having sound environmental practices.
The following are among the unit topics: company history; International Standards Organization and company mission; problem solving; foundry process; coremaking I-II; grinding; pouring I-II; melting; general safety; material safety data sheets; safety--lockout/tagout and personal protective equipment; basic mathematics; statistical process control (SPC) history and principles; SPC math; form completion; job procedure; process cards; benefits; computers--introduction; computer applications; writing I-II; and bar coding.
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