September, 2017 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist

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The 27 page ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist contains 313 questions for organizations new to ISO 9001, and 119 delta questions for ISO 9001:2008 certified organizations. To read a description of the ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist, and see a sample page, go to this web page. You can buy the checklist for $95. ISO 14001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist The 17 page ISO 14001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist contains 213 questions for organizations new to ISO 14001, and 96 delta questions for ISO 14001:2004 certified organizations. To read a...

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ISO 45001 Draft Approved

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The second draft of the new ISO 45001 standard has been approved. Its title will be “Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use”.  It is expected to be published in late 2017 or early 2018. Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3 million every year, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting...

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New Edition of ISO 9004

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The 3rd edition of ISO 9004 was released in 2009 and titled “Managing for the sustained success of an organization – A quality management approach”. The 4th edition of ISO 9004 is titled “Quality management – Quality of an organization – Guidance to achieve sustained success”. The revised ISO 9004 version is due to be published in 2018. ISO 9004 provides a framework, based on a quality management approach, for organizations to achieve ongoing success by identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and...

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Auditing Outsourced Audits

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Many organizations have chosen to outsource the internal audits of their management system. They do this for a variety of reasons: use of more competent and experienced auditors no more training auditors and then replacing them volunteer auditors can be kept at their regular jobs more impartial, objective auditors and audit reports emphasis on evaluating effectiveness of processes focus on identifying opportunities for improvement However, you still need to ensure that an outsourced audit meets requirements. The external auditor may ask...

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ISO 14001:2015 Changes – Clause 6

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6. Planning 6.1 Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities 6.1.1 Changes – General 6.1.1 is a new clause on risks and opportunities Adds to consider internal and external issues from 4.1 Adds to consider requirements of interested parties from 4.2 Adds to document risks and opportunities Must document processes for 6.1 to extent needed for confidence carried out as planned Auditors don’t determine risks or opportunities; they assess application of risk methodology ISO 14001:2004 in 4.1 – 4.6 does not mention...

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ISO 14001:2005 Changes – Clause 5

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5. Leadership 5.1 Changes – Leadership and Commitment New clause on leadership and commitment Identifies actions for top management’s personal involvement, direction, and support Adds to ensure policy and objectives are compatible with “strategic direction” Adds to ensure EMS requirements are integrated into business processes Top management is critical to EMS success May delegate some responsibilities, but still accountable to ensure they are performed Adds to Annex SL that top management must take accountability for...

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ISO 9001:2015 Classes in Orlando, Florida

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Larry Whittington will be the instructor for these ISO 9001:2015 classes in Orlando, Florida: ISO 9001:2015 Requirements September 18-19, 2017 (Confirmed – Crowne Plaza Universal) December 18-19, 2017 ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor September 18-20, 2017 (Confirmed – Crowne Plaza Universal) December 18-20, 2017 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor September 18-21, 2017 (Confirmed – Crowne Plaza Universal) December 18-21, 2017 Click on a course title to view the course description and enroll in a class. If you have questions...

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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Manual Template

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Larry Whittington has developed a comprehensive, 24-page quality manual template for use by organizations new to ISO 9001:2015 and those moving to ISO 9001:2015 from ISO 9001:2008. ISO 9001:2015 does not require a quality manual, but most organizations are choosing to have one and update their policies for the new and changed requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Why are organizations making that decision? ISO 9001:2015 still requires specific documents be maintained, e.g., quality management system scope; justifications for any not applicable...

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