April, 2018 Newsletter Articles

ISO 45001:2018

Apr 4, 2018 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018, “Occupational health and safety management systems — Requirements with guidance for use”, is now available. ISO 45001 is a replacement for OHSAS 18001:2007. ISO 45001 adopts Annex SL, thus sharing the same clause structure, core text, and terms and definitions as ISO 9001:2015 (quality management) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management). ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system and gives guidance for its use. It enables organizations to...

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IATF 16949 Nonconformities

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A recent article in the OMNEX Navigator provided an analysis of 181 transition audits to the IATF 16949:2016 automotive standard. Top 5 Nonconformities The top five IATF 16949 clauses with nonconformities are listed below by percentage of total nonconformities: 1. Total Productive Maintenance ( = 4.9% 2. Control Plan ( = 3.9% 3. Contingency Plans ( = 3.8% 4. Control of Production and Service Provision (8.5.1) = 2.7% 5. Internal Auditor Competency (7.2.3) = 2.4% Top 5 Majors The top five IATF 16949 clauses with majors...

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Safety Report

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The 2018 Annual Safety Progress Report from SafeStart and EHS Daily Advisor was developed based on the survey responses from 531 environmental, health, and safety professionals. Concerns The participants listed their top seven most pressing safety concerns as: 1. Employee engagement (48%) 2. Employees taking shortcuts or ignoring the rules (44%) 3. Supervisor participation in safety programs (38%) 4. Common recurring injuries, e.g., slips, trips, and falls (32%) 5. Lackluster safety culture (30%) 6. Organizational and/or leadership buy-in...

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Tackling Counterfeit

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A new brochure on “Tackling Counterfeit with IEC and ISO Standards” is available for a free download from this web page. The first page of the brochure sets the stage: “In Roman times it was wine, in mediaeval times it was textiles and weapons, today it is everything from personal computers to potency pills. Counterfeit goods are nothing new, but with globalization, the Internet and increased movement of goods, the fakes business is booming.” The brochure answers the questions “What exactly are counterfeit...

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QMS and Processes

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ISO 9001:2015, clause 4, Context of the Organization, includes requirements for the organization to determine its: external and internal issues (4.1) relevant interested parties (4.2) quality management system scope (4.3) processes and their interaction (4.4) This article is on clause 4.4 and establishing a quality management system and the interaction of its processes. See the External Issues and Internal Issues articles in our February 2018 newsletter. See the Interested Parties and Scope Statement articles in our March 2018...

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