CEN Comments - Introduction
European and international legislation and norms are increasingly determining the way in which the CSSD is functioning. In the future the influence of the international norminative framework will definitely be even bigger. That is why it is of the utmost importance for the sterilization departments to have their voices heard in the drafting process of all norms and legislation relevant to us. Unfortunately this has not been the case up to now.
In order to remedy this situation and to increase the participation level of the CSSDs, it is first and foremost important to know what is going on. That is why we want to keep you informed on these pages about the state of affairs regarding standardization.
We would like to invite you to share your critical comments about the norms with your international colleagues. (The prEN should be requested from your national institute for normalization - see CEN Organisation for contact details.)
Having an input in the formulation of the norms is only possible if your critical remarks reach your national institute for normalization on time. This can be done either directly or via your local society if it is prepared to act as a coordinator.
We trust you will provide your wholehearted support and co-operation to this initiative to give the CSSD a more influential voice in the drafting of the legislation which will have a big impact on our future.