Replying to LO29086 --
Mark, One thing I didn't say in my previous post. The EU sometimes
demands that suppliers to the Common Market must have management systems
which comply to ISO standards. The use of standards has its basis in
consumerism. This subject is also addressed in the GATT, I believe.
An occasion I encountered where Australian Standards were brought into
play in a legal sense, was when I was involved in a worker's compensation
case as expert witness. It is always wise when controlling health and
safety risks in the workplace, to use national standards for guidance.
The law is usually written around them, using them often gives compliance.
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