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New series of ISO standards
January 29, 2008

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers.

Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other environmentally hazardous substances in ships can, if the scrapping process is not carefully controlled, have negative repercussions for the environment and human health.

The ISO 30000 series thus aims to provide assistance to organizations implementing or improving a ship recycling management system through guidance on the allocation of resources, assignment of responsibilities, and ongoing evaluation of practices, procedures and processes.

The first document in the series, ISO/PAS 30000, Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – Specifications for management systems for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling facilities is now accessible as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) while awaiting publication as a full International Standard. The document details specifications for implementing and managing safe, legally complying and environmentally conscious recycling facilities.


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