Industry Standards that Complement Safety Regulations: An international solution for a global industry

This article discusses the achievements of standard setting organizations in developing standards, especially as they pertain to maritime standards. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is made up of 163 standard setting entities, and is the world's largest organization for standards development. Since 1947, it has produced and published over 18,500 international standards. The Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization was established in 1948; it was renamed to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1982. The IMO has set standards for maritime safety and has also addressed oil spills, environmental cleanup, and pollution. Both the IMO and the ISO have encouraged partnerships with other organizations to enhance their standards and operations.


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  • Accession Number: 01449083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 2012 9:30AM