January, 2012 Newsletter Articles

Top Tech Trends

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Deloitte has issued its “Tech Trends 2012” report, which identifies and predicts the top 10 emerging and disruptive technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses are anticipated to operate globally in 2012 and beyond. According to Mark White, Principal and Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP and co-author of the report, as we head into 2012, many CIOs are evaluating the various aspects of IT, looking ahead to the new technologies that can help them drive business growth in the years ahead. He...

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Certificates by Country

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According to the recently released ISO Survey of Certifications, the top countries for certifications at the end of 2010 for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001 were: ISO 9001 Top 10 countries for ISO 9001 certificates (change): 1. China: 297,037 (+39,961) 2. Italy: 138,892 (+8,826) 3. Russian Federation: 62265 (+9,113) 4. Spain: 59,854 (-278) 5. Japan: 59,287 (-9,197) 6. Germany: 50,583 (3,427) 7. United Kingdom: 44,849 (3,656) 8. India: 33,250 (-4,243) 9. USA: 25,101 (-3,834) 10. Republic of Korea: 24,778 (+1,378) ISO...

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Conformity Assessment

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The ISO Committee on conformity assessment (ISO/CASCO): prepares standards relating to the practice of testing, inspection, and certification; studies means of assessing the conformity of products, processes, services, and management systems to appropriate standards; and promotes mutual recognition of national conformity assessment systems. “Conformity assessment” is the term given to the processes that are used to demonstrate that a product, service, management system, or body meets specified requirements. These requirements are...

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Safety Violations

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The following data is OSHA’s Top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2011, covering the period of Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011. 1. Fall Protection Violations: 7,139 Standard: 1926.501 This standard defines where fall protection is required, the systems appropriate for given situations, the proper construction and installation of safety systems, and the proper supervision of employees to prevent falls. It is designed to protect employees on walking and working surfaces (horizontal or vertical) with an...

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Container Violations

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According to a recent article in the Environmental Ezine, if you are a generator of hazardous waste, the first stop an inspector will likely make when conducting an inspection at your facility is the hazardous waste accumulation or storage area. This might be because there are a few common mistakes generators tend to make in connection with their hazardous waste containers. The article lists the most common container violations as: 1. Not keeping containers closed. Inspectors often observe hazardous waste drums that have been left open during...

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