Did You Know....
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) dates back to a 1904 international meeting of pioneer scientists in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Lesson Overview

The 95,000+ standards that exist in the United States today have been developed by more than 600 organizations. Globally the numbers increase exponentially: estimates point to more than half a million standards produced by more than 1,000 standard-setting organizations worldwide.

Whether domestic or global, standards apply to thousands of products and industries. These can be classified by function or by origin, and may be of more than one type.

Eight basic types of standards

  • Basic standards
  • Product standards
  • Design standards
  • Process standards
  • Specifications
  • Codes
  • Management System Standards
  • Personnel Certification Standards
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