May 2019 Newsletter

SLBS gets Support from CSN for Capacity Building For two weeks in May, over two hundred employees of National Standards bodies, public and private sector laboratories from Saint Lucia and the CARICOM Region, received training in two critical standards to drive capacity in build expertise in key conformity assessment bodies in the Caribbean. Through the […]

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SLBS focuses on a Robust International Standards Adoption Agenda

PRESS RELEASE The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will be hosting a multi-sectoral meeting for heads of its technical committees for discussion on the increased adoption of international standards under the Commonwealth Standards Network project (CSN) being undertaken here in collaboration with the British Standards Institute BSI and funded by the UK Government. The project

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Quarterly Newsletter

SLBS HOSTS SALCC LECTURES The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is continuing efforts to bring standardization education to schools.  For the fifth year running the SLBS partnered with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) for the schools engagement with standardization, conformity assessment and metrology awareness as part of activities to mark World Standards Day

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Launch of the Commonwealth Standards Network

The Commonwealth Standards Network aims to provide a platform for collaboration between NSBs and key stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth. The objective of the network is to promote the role of standards as a tool to increase intra-Commonwealth trade and to strengthen the quality infrastructure in all our countries. The network will build on the shared

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Saint Lucia: A Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Nanoplastics in Prepackaged Food

Saint Lucia: A Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Nanoplastics in Prepackaged Food As concerns surrounding the potential impact of nano-plastics on human health and the environment become more prevalent, we explore the potential health risks associated with nanoplastics, delve into the regulatory measures proposed for Saint Lucia, and discuss eco-friendly alternatives. Nanoplastics: Unraveling the Unknowns: Nanoplastics,

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Consultancy Opportunity

“TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN PACKAGING AND LABELLING TO MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (MSMEs) IN SAINT LUCIA” CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO FACILITATE MSMEs ACCESS TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS THROUGH PACKAGING AND LABELLING TECHNIQUES The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards wishes to procure consultancy services in the following 3 areas: Training in current packaging and labelling trends

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) and Civil Servant’s Association (CSA) Sign Collective Agreement

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) and Civil Servant’s Association (CSA) Sign Collective Agreement The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) and the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) have signed a Collective Labour agreement (CLA) in respect of the period ending May 31, 2023. The agreement speaks to the terms and conditions of employment

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Hosts International Measurement Science Conference

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Hosts International Measurement Science Conference The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) in collaboration with Inter American Metrology System, ([SIM] by its acronym in Spanish), is pleased to hold the Annual General Assembly and SIM Week from 31st October 2022 to 4th November 2022 in Saint Lucia. The island will

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards awarded ISO 17020 Accreditation

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards awarded ISO 17020 Accreditation The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) is pleased to inform that it has added another achievement to its list of successes, the accreditation of the SLBS Compliance Department to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity assessment — Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

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Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Training

HACCP Food Safety – Training in the Principles and Implementation Introduction Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. Farmers and growers, manufacturers and processors, food handlers and consumers, all have a responsibility to assure that food is safe and suitable for consumption. Outbreaks of food-borne illness are at best unpleasant; at worst, they can be fatal. Other

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) participates in a regional training workshop as part of the IAEA project to support Regulatory authorities in the Caribbean (RLA9087).

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) participates in a regional training workshop as part of the IAEA project to support Regulatory authorities in the Caribbean (RLA9087). Saint Lucia is advancing on the path to formalizing a legal and regulatory framework for the effective regulatory control of facilities and activities that give rise to radiation risks.

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