ASTM F3130 - 18

    Standard Practice for Language Service Companies

    Active Standard ASTM F3130 | Developed by Subcommittee: F43.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes minimum management infrastructure, operations, and development requirements for an LSC to meet the diverse and evolving needs of its clients as expressed in the job specifications for assignments, as outlined in a Job Needs Analysis. The principles presented in this practice are of value to all LSCs and in particular to those companies starting up in the industry and working to achieve the description of an LSC eligible for certification in Section 5 of this practice.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1562 Guide for Use-Oriented Foreign Language Instruction

    F2089 Practice for Language Interpreting

    F2575 Guide for Quality Assurance in Translation

    F2889 Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency

    ISO Standards

    ISO 13611

    ISO 17100 Translation ServicesRequirements for Translation Services

    ISO 20109

    ISO 2603

    ISO 29991

    ISO 4043

    ISO 9001

    ISO/TS 11669


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.080.30 (Services for consumers)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3130-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3130-18, Standard Practice for Language Service Companies, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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