Features published by the Standards Council of Canada are listed below.
Let’s Keep it Flowing (Safely)
There are pipelines stretched for miles across Canada. These pipelines are necessary to supply the oil and gas we need to power our cities, to deliver the fuel we need to drive our cars, and to service our homes in the winter to keep us warm. But woven under fields and through communities, oil and gas pipelines could present a danger when not...
Date published: 2014/06/12 | Full Article
Keeping climate change in CHECK
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges our society faces. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), through its Accreditation Program for GHG validators and verifiers, is putting the lid on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – and is making a difference for Canadians, Canadian and international businesses, and the environment. So too is SCC...
Date published: 2014/05/20 | Full Article
Q&A with John Walter, SCC CEO and new ISO Vice-President (Policy)
Effective January 1, 2014, John Walter, Chief Executive Officer of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), was appointed as Vice-President (Policy) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for 2014-2015. The appointment was announced September 19, 2013, at the 36th ISO General Assembly, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Representatives from...
Date published: 2014/04/01 | Full Article
Final analysis: SCC accreditation helping forensic labs succeed in changing sector
Forensic science is changing and is creating increased challenges and opportunities for Canadian forensic laboratories. Accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for forensic laboratories is also evolving, to ensure these laboratories keep pace with, and reap the benefits from, industry sector changes. According to Chantal Guay, SCC’s...
Date published: 2014/02/25 | Full Article
SCC helping mineral analysis labs successfully test their mettle in marketplace
Canadian mineral analysts play a critical role in supporting this country’s mining sector. At the upcoming Canadian Mineral Analysts (CMA) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) will present on its increased support for mineral analysis laboratories and their mining customers. This support is being...
Date published: 2013/09/19 | Full Article
Assessors play vital role in ensuring quality laboratory results
A growing number of government regulations. Encouragement by industry peers and customers. A fiercely competitive global trade arena. These are a few of the reasons behind Canadian testing laboratories’ increasing efforts to comply with international standards. Assessors greatly contribute to the ongoing implementation of the Standards Council of...
Date published: 2013/08/23 | Full Article