Establishment of an ISO TC for waste management, recycling and road operation service

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > Establishment of an ISO TC for waste management, recycling and road operation service

Upon a proposal by the German DIN, in September the ISO Technical Management Office approved the establishment of an international Technical Committee, ISO/TC 297, on “Waste management, recycling and road operation service”. The secretariat was assigned to DIN.

France had disapproved of the establishment of this TC on the grounds that European standards cover nearly all the proposed subjects. Moreover, a consensus, which is hard to obtain on vehicles and containers on the European level, will be even more complex on the international level and will make it harder to comply with the essential health and safety requirements of the European directives. ISO/TC 297 must now clarify its title and its scope of work. It must also make sure that there is no overlap with other work in progress, e.g. the work of ISO/TC 195, “Building construction machinery and equipment”.

Discover other news



The EUROGIP Annual Report 2023 is online

“2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone”, says Raphaël Haeflinger, Director of EUROGIP. Indeed, the health crisis had an obvious impact on achievement of the objectives initially planned. It also led us to innovate in work processes to ensure the continuation of our numerous activities.

Community news


Artificial intelligence: MEPs adopt “historic” law

On 13 March, the European Parliament adopted by a very large majority the world's first “binding” regulation on artificial intelligence, based on the draft presented by the European Commission in April 2021. The Council must now formally adopt it.



DENMARK: A tool for creating a good working environment

An assessment of the working environment is an annual legal requirement for all companies with employees. Various tools are available, including the online tool developed in 2019 by experts at the Danish Working Environment Authority: the APV (arbejdspladsvurdering).