World Standards Day 2022

Taking place every year on 14 October, World Standards Day offers the opportunity to increase understanding of the importance of standardization. It is a collaborative initiative of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), who each year develop campaign elements to empower the global community, …

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GICG will join organizations around the world to celebrate World Accreditation Day (#WAD2022) on 9 June 2022. It is a global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme, Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment, focuses on …


World Oceans Day

by Lim Yee Khim, Certification Executive The idea of World Ocean Day was initially suggested in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit, at a UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, it was officially recognised …

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Mask on or mask off?

Face masks and respirators are recommended as part of personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as a public health measure to prevent the spread of covid-19 and prevent the spread of any airborne infectious germs. Selection of Respirators and Filters Selecting the right respirator or filter depends on the hazards or airborne contaminants, such as …

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One Earth, One Chance. Invest In Our Planet.

The annual Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April to show support for the environment.First championed by Senator Gaylord Wilson and Congressman Pete McCloskey, the nationwide event immediately provided a voice to the then-fledgling environmental movement. It has gone global and includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by an organization ‘’ (formerly Earth …

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