November, 2000 Newsletter Articles

RAB-Approved ISO 9001:2000 Transition Class in November

Nov 12, 2000 in Newsletter | 0 comments

You still have time to register for our Auditor Refresher class to be taught November 20-21 in Atlanta. The course has been approved by the RAB for the required ISO 9001:2000 transition training for certified auditors and lead auditors.

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Third Committee Draft for ISO 19011 Auditing Guidelines

Nov 12, 2000 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The Joint Working Group on Quality and Environmental Auditing has agreed to circulate its revisions to the second Committee Draft of ISO 19011 as a third Committee Draft (CD3). The three-month period of comment and balloting on CD3 is expected to complete in January 2001. This unanticipated review cycle will delay the Draft International Standard version of the Guidelines on Quality and Environmental Management Systems Auditing until the April 2001 timeframe. However, the Working Group felt it was important to present the significant changes...

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ISO 9000 Guidelines for the Health Sector

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An ISO workshop to develop guidelines for implementing ISO 9000 quality management systems in the health care sector will be held in January 2001. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is the ISO member hosting the workshop. The workshop is being held to develop health care sector-specific guidelines based on ISO 9004:2000, Quality management systems – Guidelines for performance improvements, and publishing them as the first Industry Technical Agreement. An ITA is an alternative to full-fledged International Standards when swift development...

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Differences between FDIS and DIS versions of ISO 9001:2000

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Numerous changes were introduced in the ISO/FDIS 9001:2000 standard. A sampling of the differences are listed below. Introduction Added a NOTE that the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology can be applied to all processes. Also added Risk Management to the list of management system requirements not included in ISO 9001. Scope Changed title of clause 1.2 from “Permissible Exclusions” to “Application”. Also clarified that wherever the term “product” occurs, it can also mean “service” Quality...

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ISO 9001:2000 Planned for Publication in December

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The Year 2000 revisions of the ISO 9000 quality management standards moved to the final development stage with their publication on September 14, 2000 as Final Draft International Standards (FDIS) by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The revised standards were distributed to the national standards institutes that make up ISO’s worldwide membership for a two-month ballot, closing on November 14, 2000. If at least 75 % of the member votes are cast in favor, the documents will be published as full-fledged International...

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