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ISO Management Systems Standards
|| The general Quality
Management System (QMS) by which most others are based
| ISO 13485
| International Medical
Devices QMS, Medical Laboratories, Medical Risk Management
|| Canadian Medical Devices
| Medical Devices CE Mark 510(k)
||Technical File Standards
for In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and other Medical Devices, European
Union, and FDA
|AS9100, AS9110, AS9003, AS9120, AC7004
||Aerospace and Defense
Contractor Accreditation Program
|MedAccred||Medical Device Contractor Accreditation Program|
||PPAP, APQP, MSA, FMEA, SPC, CQI-9
|ISO 17025, AC7006
Calibration Laboratories QMS
| TL 9000
|| Telecommunications QMS
| OHSAS 18001
|| Health and Safety MS
| ISO 22301|| Business Continuity Management System (BCM)|
| ISO/IEC 27001|| Information Security Management (ISMS)|
What is the International
Organization for Standards (ISO)?
||ISO Management Systems
|The following information is derived
from the ISO website.
The International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some
140 countries, one from each country.
ISO is a non-governmental organization established
in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of
standardization and related activities in the world with a view to
facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to
developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific,
technological and economic activity.
ISO's work results in international agreements
which are published as International Standards.
Many people will have noticed a seeming lack of
correspondence between the official title when used in full,
International Organization for Standardization, and the short form,
ISO. Shouldn't the acronym be "IOS"? Yes, if it were an acronym –
which it is not.
In fact, "ISO" is a word, derived from the Greek
isos, meaning "equal", which is the root of the prefix "iso-" that
occurs in a host of terms, such as "isometric" (of equal measure or
dimensions) and "isonomy" (equality of laws, or of people before the
From "equal" to "standard", the line of thinking
that led to the choice of "ISO" as the name of the organization is easy
to follow. In addition, the name ISO is used around the world to denote
the organization, thus avoiding the plethora of acronyms resulting from
the translation of "International Organization for Standardization"
into the different national languages of members, e.g. IOS in English,
OIN in French (from Organisation internationale de normalisation).
Whatever the country, the short form of the Organization's name is
information is for educational purposes only. ISO is not an auditor,
assessor, registrar, or certifier of management systems, products,
services, materials or personnel, nor does it endorse or control any
such activities performed by other parties. ISO develops International
Standards but does not operate any schemes for assessing conformity