May, 2008 Newsletter Articles

International Energy Management Standard

May 10, 2008 in Newsletter | 0 comments

ISO has approved the creation of a project committee to develop an international standard on energy management. The standard will provide all types of organizations a practical and widely recognized approach to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance. If you are interested in participating in the development of this standard, please see the contact information at the end of this article. The standard is intended to be broadly applicable to various sectors of national economies, including utility,...

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AS9100, AS9110, or AS9120?

May 8, 2008 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Which standard, AS9100, AS9110, or AS9120, is applicable to an organization in the aerospace industry? According to the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), the three quality management system standards are to be applied as follows: AS9100 – Quality Management Systems – Aerospace – Requirements AS9100:2004, Revision B, is intended for use by organizations that design, develop, and/or produce aviation, space, and defense products; as well as, by organizations providing post-delivery support, including the provision of...

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Calibration Software

May 8, 2008 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Regardless of size, facilities with the need to calibrate instruments can benefit by implementing calibration software. These software products allow an organization to maintain its calibration records, calibration procedures, instrument location, and instrument history in a secure, readily accessible database. Another advantage of using calibration software is it can alert the operator when an instrument is due for calibration, prevent the use of overdue instruments, and communicate the overall performance of the measurement...

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Outsourced Processes

May 8, 2008 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Has your organization outsourced any processes? Are these processes being properly controlled? ISO 9001:2000 clause 4.1 states: “Where an organization chooses to outsource any process that affects product conformity with requirements, the organization shall ensure control over such processes. Control of such outsourced processes shall be identified within the quality management system.” What is considered an outsourced process? Document ISO/TC 176/SC 2/N 630R2 at the ISO web site describes an “outsourced process” as a...

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Ask EPA

May 8, 2008 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Ask EPA is an online interactive forum where you can discuss a wide range of environmental and human health issues with EPA’s senior officials. Past sessions have included: the efficient use of water to save money and protect the environment; holding polluters accountable to deliver a cleaner, healthier America; environmental risks and benefits of nanoscale chemical products; the Energy Star program, and recycling. To see the schedule for these free, one-hour sessions, go to this EPA Upcoming Sessions web page. You can submit...

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