Gender-Responsive Standards
March 8, 2022

Gender-Responsive Standards Development Addressed by Joint Strategic Advisory Group

Woman in FactoryIn 2019, the International Electrotechnical Commission and the International Organization for Standardization created a Joint Strategic Advisory Group to focus on the development of gender-responsive standards. Through its efforts, the IEC/ISO JSAG on Gender Responsive Standards is working to develop tools for ISO and IEC committees that will help ensure that the specific needs of women are taken into consideration during standards development. These needs include the physical and societal differences that exist between men and women, including body fat percentage, peripheral vision, sensitivity to sound, pain tolerance, hormones, and various strength characteristics such as upper body strength and grip strength.

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