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Bureau of Standards and of Metrology Laboratory - (BHN)

Here is the name: Haitian Bureau of Standards and of Metrology Laboratory or Bureau Haitienne de Normalisation (BHN)

Participating in trade is what makes the Haitian economy tick. Both consumer and producer should equally benefit; the first with profit and the latter with quality. To ensure that consumers get what they've paid for, it is up to the government to make sure that the quality and the safety of products traded in the market are met.

Earlier this month, the Haitian government sought the need for a means to establish product standardization in the country. Haiti's Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) under Minister Wilson Laleau and the European Union represented in the country by Ambassador and Head of Delegation Javier Nino Perez officially launched the Haitian Bureau of Standards (BHN) and of Metrology Laboratory. The primary objectives of BHN and the Metrology Laboratory is to produce and implement Haitian standards for production and trade, train staff regarding the standards, create and manage signs, labels, and certifications of product quality, represent the country in international institutions of product standardization, and organize and coordinate programs for metrology and certification.

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Safety Gifts for Elderly People

Elderly people are not as mobile and quick as they used to be, and lack the strength of a younger person. Gifts that lessen the stress of performing tasks and offering protection should be high on the list of gift givers.

The bathroom, particularly the bathtub or shower stall, is the riskiest place in the home for them. Gift them with hand rails and support bars to steady them. Add a bath or shower mat to avoid slips and falls during showering or bathing.

Elderly people's musculature weakens as they age. Sitting and standing becomes difficult, especially when using the toilet. Buy a portable raised toilet seat and toilet safety-arm rest. Similarly, buy a remote control device for their landline phone to avoid repeated efforts at standing or sitting.

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