October, 2005 Newsletter Articles

Latest ISO Certification Survey Results

Oct 11, 2005 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The annual ISO Survey of Certifications, now in its 14th edition, provides a worldwide view of certification to ISO’s quality and environmental management system standards. The latest edition reveals the situation at the end of 2004, the first full year after the three-year period allowed for transition to the ISO 9001:2000 version. The worldwide total of certificates to the ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems standard at the end of last year was 670,399, an increase of 35% over the previous year and 64% over 2000, the year before the...

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Sarbanes-Oxley: Environmental Implications

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Do you know about the environmental implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Although SOX legislation has focused primarily on financial issues, the environmental implications are very important. Below are items that business continuity professionals should know about SOX: 1. Regulation S-K, Item 101 (17 CFR 229.101) – Description of Business – Requires that registrants reveal any material effects that compliance or non-compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations are likely to have on earnings, competitive...

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New IEEE Software Standards

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IEEE 1220:2005 – Application and Management of the Systems Engineering Process The interdisciplinary tasks that are required throughout a system’s life cycle to transform stakeholder needs, requirements, and constraints into a system solution are defined. This standard is intended to guide the development of systems for commercial, government, military, and space applications. The information applies to a project within an enterprise that is responsible for developing a product design and establishing the life cycle infrastructure...

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ISO 9001:2000 Quick Reference Checklist

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BSI Management Systems has published an ISO 9001:2000 Quick Reference Checklist based on the Summary of Requirements created by Whittington & Associates. You can download a copy of the document at the BSI web site: (http://www.bsiamericas.com/Quality/GuidanceDocuments2/index.xalter).

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AS9100 Certified Supplier OASIS Database

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The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has an Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) database that lists AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120 certified suppliers. You can register for free to have access to this database and search for certified suppliers by country, state, registrar, or certificate number. When specific suppliers are selected from the database, their certificate details and history are displayed, including address, certificate number, issue history, registration scope, and expiration date. If you want to view...

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