July, 2000 Newsletter Articles

Aerospace Standard to be Aligned with ISO 9001:2000

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The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has agreed to align the current AS 9100 industry specific requirements with the new ISO 9001:2000 standard. An internal team of IASG members is expected to complete the revisions this summer. The existing AS 9100 standard, based on ISO 9001:1994, will be retained until November 2003.

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ISO/TS 16949: Adopt Now or Wait for the Revision?

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The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) announced late last year a common registration scheme for ISO/TS 16949, the new worldwide automotive standard. The Big Three (Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors) currently consider registration to ISO/TS 16949 as an alternative to QS-9000. The IATF is moving ahead to align ISO/TS 16949 with the new ISO 9001:2000 standard. According to a Ford spokesperson, an updated document is expected by the end of next year. It appears that ISO/TS 16949 may become the sole quality standard in the...

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Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

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The proposal from British Standards Institution to create an ISO committee for an Occupational Health and Safety Management standard failed to receive the necessary two-thirds majority vote. North America, China, and most of the European Union members voted against the BSI proposal. However, OHS activity is continuing on other fronts. The International Labor Organization (ILO) is working on a document that companies and governments could use for guidance. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accepted the American Industrial...

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The 6-R’s for Evaluating Your Training Effectiveness

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Organizations will be required by clause 6.2.2.d of the new ISO 9001:2000 standard to evaluate the effectiveness of their training. You may want to consider using these 6-R’s: Reaction: What was the reaction of the participants? This measure is an assessment of the student satisfaction as expressed on an evaluation form at the end of the training session. Retention: What learning has taken place? This measure can be determined through a pre-test and post-test to indicate how much information has been retained by the students. It can show...

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Project Management Using the Guidelines in ISO 10006

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Project Management Using the Guidelines in ISO 10006 Use of the ISO 10006 Guidelines to Quality in Project Management can help you complete projects on time, under budget, within specifications, and to the satisfaction of the customer. The section on Concept Development states customer needs for products and processes should be translated into documented requirements and agreed upon by the customer. In other words, define the project charter. Stakeholder Identification emphasizes the importance of identifying very early the various players...

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