Monday, February 9, 2015

Revised Standard Aims to Keep Kids Safe

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are taking steps to advance child safety. The organizations have revised their ISO/IEC Guide 50:2014, Safety Aspects—Guidelines for Child Safety in Standards & Other Specifications. According to ISO, the revised standard provides "an extensive list of hazards children might encounter" and "proposes strategies to avoid them." It also describes certain characteristics of children that could make them more susceptible to hazards.