January, 2013 Newsletter Articles

ISO Certificate Survey

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According to the recently released ISO Survey of Certifications, the top countries for certifications at the end of 2011 for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO/TS 16949 (automotive), ISO 13485 (medical devices), and ISO 27001 (information security) are listed below: ISO 9001 The worldwide number of ISO 9001 certificates is 1,111,698, down 1% from the prior year. Top 10 countries for ISO 9001 certificates (change): 1. China: 328,213 (+31,175) 2. Italy: 171,947 (+33,055) 3. Japan: 56,912 (-1,924) 4. Spain: 53,057 (-6,777) 5....

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Indoor Air Quality

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There’s no OSHA standard for it. For the most part, you can’t see it or touch it. But, the potential risks are significant. We’re talking about indoor air quality (IAQ). What are the causes of unhealthful air? What are the effects on worker health and productivity? And, what can you do to reduce the risk? What Is IAQ? IAQ refers to the quality of the air inside buildings as represented by concentrations of pollutants and thermal conditions like temperature and humidity. These affect the health, comfort, and performance of...

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Business Continuity

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Contingency planning and disaster recovery have been responses to natural disasters and terrorism that affect businesses. However, there was a recognition that businesses need to be prepared for many forms of disruption. This expanded discipline has become known as “business continuity management”. As governments began to understand the role of business continuity in mitigating the effects of disruptive incidents on society, they sought assurance that the key players had business continuity arrangements in place. Similarly,...

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Safety Violations

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According to OSHA, every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in fiscal year 2012 were: 1. Fall Protection Regulation: 29 CFR 1926.501 OSHA Guidance on Fall Protection 2. Hazard Communication Regulation: 29 CFR 1910.1200 OSHA Guidance on Hazard Communication 3. Scaffolding Regulation: 29 CFR 1926.451 OSHA Guidance on Scaffolding 4. Respiratory...

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