July, 2013 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015 Draft Copy

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The Committee Draft (CD) for the next revision of ISO 9001 is now available online and available for public comment at this ASQ web page. Please forward this link to others that may be interested in giving their feedback. The US Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC176, the group responsible for developing consensus positions on ISO 9001, is collecting public comments on the CD for ISO 9001:2015. These comments will be reviewed and consensus positions developed for submission. After reviewing the CD, your comments are especially sought on the...

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Whittington Classes

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Larry Whittington will be the instructor for these public Lead Auditor classes: ISO 9001 Lead Auditor – Orlando (Quality Management) November 12-15, 2013 ISO 9001 Lead Auditor – Atlanta (Quality Management) July 22-26, 2013 August 26-29, 2013 September 16-19, 2013 October 28-31, 2013 December 2-5, 2013 ISO 20000 Lead Auditor – Orlando (IT Services Management) October 21-24, 2013 ISO 20000 Lead Auditor – Atlanta (IT Services Management) December 16-19, 2013 ISO 27001 Lead Auditor – Atlanta (Information...

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Document Issues

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Effective operation is the result of what people actually do, on a day-to-day basis. Supporting documents and records play an important role because they provide a continuity of understanding and the basis for training, review, and continual improvement. Management system standards require documents to be appropriate and available so that employees can perform their jobs. Documents do not need to be long or complex for this purpose. The organization should aim to produce documents that are concise, understandable, and easy to use. Applicable...

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Document Reviews

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An important part of audit preparation is to review the applicable documents for the area to be audited. This review will acquaint you with the process, identify responsibilities, determine requirements, discover deliverables, and indicate the process objectives. Before the Audit According to clause 6.3.1 of ISO 19011:2011, the audit guidance standard, the relevant management system documentation should be reviewed in order to: gather information to prepare audit activities and applicable work documents (e.g., checklists); establish an...

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Safety and Recall

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Two new International Standards for product safety and recall will help reduce the risk of a consumer being injured by unsafe or dangerous products. ISO 10377:2013, Consumer product safety — Guidelines for suppliers ISO 10377 provides practical guidance to suppliers on assessing and managing the safety of consumer products, including effective documentation of risk assessment and risk management to meet applicable requirements. ISO 10377:2013 describes how to: identify, assess, reduce or eliminate hazards manage risks by reducing them...

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