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Issue 04/2017

Dealing with known unknowns – and knowns

Preparing for catastrophes and mitigating their impact

Natural and industrial or accidental disasters can take many forms and have devastating human and material consequences. Some may be forecast, others not, and there may be a range of significantly different outcomes. Standardization activities by a number of IEC technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs) may help warn of impending disasters as well as aid in assessing and mitigating their human and economic impact. 

2016
Issue 05/2016

Limiting access to approved persons only

Heightened security measures at regional and international sports events

In addition to their natural sports appeal this year’s European Football Championship, Euro 2016, and Olympics Games have been marked by an unprecedented deployment of human and technical security measures. Safe access to venues by legitimate individuals, such as officials, athletes and fans, relies to a great extent on electronic alarm and security systems. International Standards for these are prepared by IEC Technical Committee (TC) 79. 

Issue 04/2016

May 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

During the month of May, several new Chairs began their terms, as nominated by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).