The Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) was established as a public Organization with financial and administrative autonomy in accordance with the Standards and Metrology Law No. 15 for the Year 1994, amended in accordance with the Law No. 22 for the Year 2000 and its amendments
The Standardization Department is responsible of preparation and review of Jordanian Standards or Technical Regulations. The Standardization Department consists of six divisions: 1- Technical Regulations Preparation Division. 2- Editing and Follow up Division. 3- Technical Studies Division. 4- Chemical Industry Division. 5- Engineering Industry Division. 6- Food Industry Division.
Activity of establishing, with regard to actual or potential problems, provisions for common and repeated use, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context
Document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context
Regulation that provides technical requirements, either directly or by referring to or incorporating the content of a standard, technical specification or code of practice
General agreement, characterized by the absence of sustained opposition to substantial issues by any important part of the concerned interests and by a process that involves seeking to take into account the views of all parties concerned and to reconcile any conflicting arguments Note: Consensus need not imply unanimity.
a- Simplification.b- Consensus.c- Applicability.d- Access to the appropriate solution.e- Periodic Review.f- Obligatory of standards.g- Linking the standard with other related standards.
1- Terminology standard: standard that is concerned with terms, usually accompanied by their definitions, and sometimes by explanatory notes, illustrations, examples, etc. 2- Basic standard: standard that has a wide-ranging coverage or contains general provisions for one particular fieldNote: A basic standard may function as a standard for direct application or as a basis for other standards. 3- Dimensions and Measurement standard: standard that specifies dimensions and measurements. 4- Performance standard: standard that specifies the performane of the product. 5- Testing and Quality Control standard: standard that is concerned with test methods, sometimes supplemented with other provisionsrelated to testing, such as sampling, use of statistical methods, sequence of tests.
Level of standardizationGeographical, political or economic extent of involvement in standardization 1- International standardizationStandardization in which involvement is open to relevant bodies from all countries. 2- Regional standardizationStandardization in which involvement is open to relevant bodies from countries from only one geographical, political or economic area of the world. 3- National standardizationStandardization that takes place at the level of one specific country.Note: Within a country or a territorial division of a country, standardization may also take place on a branch or sectoral basis (e.g. ministries), at local levels, at association and company levels in industry and in individual factories, workshops and offices. 4- Provincial standardizationStandardization that takes place at the level of a territorial division of a country.Note: Within a country or a territorial division of a country, standardization may also take place on a branch or sectoral basis (e.g. ministries), at local levels, at association and company levels in industry and in individual factories, workshops and offices. 5- Association Level. 6- Company Level.
1. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC):