March, 2019 Newsletter Articles

Organizational Knowledge

Mar 1, 2019 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Organizational Knowledge

Our current business environment is characterized by accelerated change, globalization of markets, and the emergence of knowledge as a key resource. One of the quality management principles described in ISO 9000:2015 is the “engagement of people” to enhance an organization’s capability to create and deliver value, which can be facilitated by open discussion and the sharing of knowledge and experience. According to ISO 9001:2015, “organizational knowledge” is the knowledge specific to an organization, gained by experience, and...

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Integrated Audits

Mar 1, 2019 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Integrated Audits

Organizations implement management systems to support their quality, environmental, and health and safety activities. These systems are often implemented as separate systems instead of as an integrated system, resulting in reduced overall efficiency and effectiveness.  ISO 9001:2015 (quality), ISO 14001:2015 (environmental), and ISO 45001:2018 (health and safety) now have the same high-level clause structure, many common terms, and the same core requirements, making implementation of an integrated management system much easier....

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Integrated Management Systems

Mar 1, 2019 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Integrated Management Systems

The second edition of the ISO Handbook, “The Integrated Use of Multiple System Standards”, was published in November 2018. It is available for about $60 at this ISO web page. The Handbook uses the phrase “integrated management system” to refer to the outcome of the process of integrating requirements from multiple management system standards into a single management system within an organization. The Handbook contains three chapters: Chapter 1 describes the fundamentals of a management system and how it links an...

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