May, 2018 Newsletter Articles

Safety Walk-Arounds

May 1, 2018 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Safety Walk-Arounds

OSHA has a two-page Fact Sheet for “Safety Walk-Arounds” that provides guidance on conducting workplace safety inspections. Workplace inspections are important for identifying hazards and resolving them. You should set up a schedule to inspect the workplace on a regular basis. Pre-Inspection Familiarize yourself with the workplace and operation, and the hazards previously identified. Review prior inspection reports, injury and workers compensation records, incident investigation reports, and recent near-miss incidents. Check to see...

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Auditor Competence

May 1, 2018 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Auditor Competence

The ISO 17021 conformity assessment standards state the requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. ISO 17021-3:2017 provides the competence requirements for auditing and certification of “quality” management systems. If you are a certification body auditor, do you have this knowledge? If you are an internal auditor, shouldn’t you possess the same level of knowledge? Fundamental concepts and quality management principles Each Quality Management System (QMS) auditor must have knowledge...

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ISO 9004:2018 Available

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ISO 9004:2018, “Quality management – Quality of an organization – Guidance to achieve sustained success”, has been published.  It replaces ISO 9004:2009, “Managing for the sustained success of an organization – A quality management approach”. The 4th edition of ISO 9004 provides guidance for organizations to achieve sustained success in a complex, demanding, and ever-changing environment, with reference to the seven quality management principles described in ISO 9001:2015. Where they are applied...

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