March, 2014 Newsletter Articles


Mar 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently issued a 40 page document titled, “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. It states that the national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing the nation’s security, economy, and public safety and health at risk. Similar to financial and reputational risk,...

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ISO 14001:2015

Mar 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2004, the environmental management system standard, is being revised. The updated third edition is expected in early 2015. The Committee Draft (CD) of ISO 14001:2015 was issued in October 2013. The plan is to review the CD comments, revise the text, and issue a Draft International Standard (DIS) in mid-2014. An article in issue 44 of IRCA’s INform e-magazine identified these emerging ISO 14001 changes: Leadership – to ensure the success of the system, a new clause has been added that assigns specific responsibilities to...

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ISO/TS 16949 Rules

Mar 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO/TS 16949 Rules

The latest revision of the rules for achieving and maintaining International Automotive Task Force (IATF) recognition were released by the IATF on October 1, 2013 and will come into effect April 2014 with a full transition to be completed by April 2015. 2013 IATF Global Certification Body (CB) conference CB’s were given the opportunity to hear directly from IATF members the rational of the new rules, explanations of change, and ongoing requirements of the scheme including the changes expected as a result of the 9001:2015 revision. The...

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Electronic Manifests

Mar 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Electronic Manifests

      The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule that authorizes the use of electronic manifests to track hazardous waste. The e-Manifest system will track off-site shipments of hazardous waste from a generator’s site to the site of the receipt and disposition of the hazardous waste. The final rule implements provisions of the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, which directs the EPA to establish a national e-Manifest system, and to impose reasonable user service fees as a means...

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