Electronic health records involve the systematic electronic collection of health information previously held on paper about individual patients or populations, such as information about the physical or and mental health of an individual or provision of health services.
Read More Standards update: Electronic health data
The Standards Australia Technical Committee CS-037 Garden Soils and Potting Mixes has been working over the past few years revising the standard recently published in its 4th edition as AS 4454-2012 Composts, soil conditioners and mulches.
Read More Ensuring the safety of composts, soil conditioners and mulches
The joint Australian and New Zealand Technical Committee EL-002 Safety of household electrical appliances is working on improving the safety aspects in the revision of the AS/NZS 60335 series of standards.
Read More Progress on safety of electrical appliances
Bioenergy efficiently extracts clean, low-emission electricity from a range of wastes. CFA has appointed a consumer representative to the SA technical committee on Sustainability Criteria for bioenergy.
Read More Developing a sustainability standard for bioenergy
Consumer Affairs Victoria reminded Victorian parents and carers of the dangers that toys containing magnets can pose if swallowed following the recent death of a Queensland toddler.
Read More Warning on magnets in toys
Mandatory safety standards are made for products that are likely to be especially hazardous. In making mandatory safety standards, the government protects consumers by specifying minimum requirements that products must meet before they are supplied
Read More Mandatory standards: protecting consumers
Waste from obsolete computers and television sets (known as e-waste) is now a massive problem worldwide. To assist industry to comply with new legislation about e-waste management, Standards Australia is developing a new standard, AS/NZS 5377 – Collection, storage, transport and treatment of e-waste.
Read More New standard to manage the impact of e-waste
Elaine’s interest in nutrition was sparked by her son’s diagnosis with ADHD. She has dedicated more than 30 years to community service and has represented consumers and CFA on many issues.
Read More Introducing CFA Standards Project representative Elaine Atwood
CFA is involved in Standards Australia’s roadmap to support the deployment of Smart Grids in Australia. Smart grids have the potential to provide greater ability to incorporate and distribute renewable energy, save money through reduced demand, and empower consumers to manage their energy use.
Read More The future of smart grids – Standards Australia roadmap
Standards for toy safety ensure toys are hazard free and safe. They reduce the risk of a child being injured by unsafe equipment, dangerous substances and choking hazards. Current work by Standards Australia technical committee concerns activity toys, concerns about impaction and impalement, and projectiles, rotors and propellers.
Read More Safety of Children’s Toys
Whenever you turn on your television or computer, use your hairdryer, microwave or electric drill, you take for granted the rules and specifications that help manufacturers design products that are safe and work together as expected.
Read More Standards for electricity protect consumers
The first meeting of the reformed Consumer Standing Forum was held in Sydney on 14 September 2011. Representatives attended from CFA, Consumer Affairs Victoria, NSW Fair Trading, QLD Office of Fair Trading, ACCC and Standards Australia. It was chaired by John Furbank from the CFA. The purpose of the CSF is to a. raise with…
Read More Of Eggs, Cots and Insurance Claims: Standards AustraliaConsumer Standing Forum