20 May - World Metrology Day
Today, 20 May, their professional holiday is celebrated by metrologists - representatives of one of the most accurate and necessary branches of knowledge.
This professional holiday is timed to coincide with the signing of the Metric Convention in 1875 year.
The history of Belarusian metrology began from the day of the founding of the Belarusian Chamber of Weights and Measures - 29 February 1924 of the year. It became the prototype of the body of metrology and standardization. Since that time, metrology has been intensively developing in our republic..
In practical life, a person deals with measurements everywhere..
Known from time immemorial to measure such quantities, how weight, length, volume, time, etc..
The importance of measurements in modern society is great. They serve not only as the basis of scientific and technical knowledge, but are of the utmost importance to ensure product quality, improving technology, for accounting of material resources, to ensure labor safety and other types of human activity.
The motto of World Metrology Day in 2021 year - "Measurements for Health". This topic has been selected, to draw public attention to the important role, which measurements play to protect human health, including in matters of prompt and effective overcoming of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WITH 27 November 2020 g. a new version of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On ensuring the uniformity of measurements" is in force, which will serve the further development of metrology, increasing its role in the development of the national economy and society as a whole.
Congratulations to all specialists, giving their talent, knowledge and experience in the development of metrology!