Among the several holidays observed during this month is World Standards Day. Celebrated internationally each year on October 14, the day honors the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations. The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.
Standards play an important role in thermography as they serve as guides for qualifications of personnel, equipment usage, non-contact temperature measurement, and infrared inspections of objects and processes. Because they specify procedures and requirements for reporting, standards help to ensure accuracy and repeatability.