“If it isn’t in ISO, it doesn’t exist”

There is a CLSI subcommittee that deals with risk management. One of the European participants had trouble with the word mitigation as in the term “risk mitigation.” It was pointed out that the ISO standard on risk management 14971 does not contain the term risk mitigation primarily because of translation difficulties and therefore, the CLSI standard should not use this term.

Now this translation problem baffles me as ISO standards are in English. Moreover if one does a search in Google for risk mitigation, one will get over 4 million hits.


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