What is ISO? ISO Compliance Information
What is ISO?
The International Organization of Standards (ISO) is an independent organization that oversees, creates, and promotes internationally accepted standards for numerous industries, ranging from agriculture and manufacturing to technology.
These internationally accepted standards help to facilitate trade, guarantee quality, and improve safety. There are over 19,500 standards that apply to all types of industries worldwide.
The ISO acronym is from the Greek word, isos, meaning equal, and not an abbreviation of its full name. As ISO has members from over 160 nations, this acronym is fitting for ISO’s goal of bringing all members to equal footing using commerce and safety benefits.
SafetySign.com uses ISO international standards in accordance to ANSI and OSHA standards for the design of safety symbols. These ISO safety symbols are recognized across language barriers to increase hazard awareness and safety compliance.
What are ISO safety symbols?
International Organization of Standards symbols are safety symbols used to display information about potentially hazardous situations, policies, and more. These symbols, by themselves or with additional safety message, help keep workers safe. Learn more here.
What is ANSI?
ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute, and it is responsible for promoting standards that are understood clearly across multiple industries. These standards help unify different ways of communicating information. Learn more here.
What is OSHA?
OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – a public health agency that is part of the Department of Labor. OSHA sets and enforces workplace safety regulations. Learn more here.
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