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“Greetings! The staff of the Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) are on a quest to facilitate the development of the standards infrastructure of our twin-island nation, and welcome your…

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About Us

The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) is the agency authorized by law (The Standards Act) to  establish and maintain the national quality infrastructure (NQI – standards, testing, metrology – measurement services, certification and accreditation) in Antigua and Barbuda.

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Standards

Guideline for commenting on a standard

To comment on the draft standards, visit the ‘Standards for Comments‘ page to download and fill out the comments form. Please ensure that all instructions provided are followed.

For information on the process of how standards are developed  at the Bureau visit the ‘Standards Development‘ page of the Bureau’s website, https://abbs.gov.ag/.

Please note: For details on requesting the development of a new standard please click the ‘Details’ button below.

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Standards For Comments

Proposed Regional Standards:

ISO 374-5:2016, Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms – Part 5: Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risk
ISO 13688:2013, Protective clothing – General requirements
ISO 22301:2019, Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems –Requirements
ISO 22395:2018, Security and resilience – Community resilience – Guidelines for supporting vulnerable persons in an emergency
ISO 22320:2018, Security and resilience – Emergency management – Guidelines for incident management
ISO 22316:2017, Security and resilience – Organizational resilience – Principles and attributes
ISO 31000:2018, Risk management – Guidelines
ASTM E2755 – 10 Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hand Sanitizer Formulations Using Hands of Adults
ASTM E1838 – 17 Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults
ASTM E2011 – 13 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Formulations for Virus-Eliminating Activity Using the Entire Hand

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World Accreditation Day 2020

Online Platforms

Check out the e-learning page  to browse recommended sites to gain some more knowledge on topics pertaining to the work of the Bureau.

The FAO GM Foods Platform is a simple online platform to share information on safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants authorized in accordance with the Codex Guideline for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants (CAC/GL 45-2003, annex III adopted in 2008).

View the featured additions for your online reading leisure:

For more online reading visit the Online Read Highlights page.  In the Literature menu are brochures and various publications also available for personal download.

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PRESS RELEASE

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Jun 20

9th June 2020

REGIONAL WORK INTENSIFIES FOR FOOD AND HUMAN SAFETY ON WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY

Efforts are intensifying within CARICOM to get more laboratories with links to food chains accredited. This announcement came from the…

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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May 20

5th May 2020

Request For Expression Of Interest – Consultancy For The Development Of A Manual On Green Buildings Procurement Policies And Procedures For Public Managers

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Programme (GEF-UNEP), toward…

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