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26
Jun

OHSAS 18001 being replaced by ISO 45001

Let's begin by clarifying that ISO 18001 currently is a standard, but it has nothing to do with Occupational Health & Safety. ISO 18001 is actually a standard for radio frequency identification. BS OHSAS 18001 The 18000 series of standards were developed outside of the world of ISO (International Standards Organization) as a British Standard (BS), therefore the official reference to the standard a site can be registered to is "BS OHSAS 18001". Furthermore, "OHSAS" is an abbreviation for Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services in reference to the Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services Project Group. This group first published the multi-national standard ...

11
Jun

ISO 9001:2015 Webinar by IRCA

We would like to invite you to The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and CQI’s free webinar on the ISO 9001, generously sponsored by Qualsys. This webinar is a unique opportunity to find out the implications of the changes in light of the recently released Draft International Standard (DIS). IRCA’s Technical Manager Richard Green will present: • The revisions timeline and the most significant changes to date • The drivers for change: why move away from the 2008 version? • The importance of Annex SL • How it will affect auditors and quality ...

01
Apr

ASQ Charleston is hosting the Lowcountry Quality Conference on April 24th & 25th and we are proud to be participating this year (You can get more information on the conference here). With all the excitement around the conference for all the great speakers and fun tours, we want to give away a FREE ticket to the conference to one lucky person. So, here's what we're doing. It's a 7-Day Quality Challenge! And the details are: Prize One Ticket the Lowcountry Quality Conference April 24-25, 2014 ...

20
Mar

2014 Lowcountry Quality Conference

April 24th-25th, 2014 (plus bonus tour on 26th!) ASQ Charleston is hosting the 2014 Lowcountry Quality Conference. The host for the conference is ASQ Section 1122, which represents the greater Charleston, South Carolina Metro Area. Conference news, speaker status, agenda and other details will be posted on our website at http://asq.org/sections/mini-sites/1122/index.html. Ticketing: Before April 1, 2014: $159 for both days, $79 for Thursday only, $99 for Friday only After April 1, 2014: $179 for both days, $89 for Thursday only, $129 for Friday only

09
Mar

Standard Blitz

Want a quick exercise for initial auditor training or a refresher for your veteran audit team members? This quick and simple "ISO scavenger hunt" will help your auditors quickly locate key requirements. Exercise:  In a small group, locate each of the following requirements or keywords in ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949.  Record the number of times the keyword is mentioned, the clause numbers and the title/description on easel pads. It is also recommended that you record all of these findings using the table of contents in the front of your standard.         EXERCISE ...

25
Feb

Last call for our Spring 2014 Automotive Quality Series with our ISO/TS 16949:2009 Lead Internal Auditor Course. We have TWO seats remaining. The courses will be held at the Courtyard Charleston Historic District  right in the heart of beautiful downtown Charleston, SC. After the winter we've had this year, why not make the most of your professional development? Don't just take a class - experience business differently. Price includes all course materials, parking cost, light breakfast & afternoon snacks. Dozens of food and ...

20
Feb

Writing a Nonconformance (NCR)

"A problem well stated is a problem half solved." - Charles F. Kettering, American Inventor & Social Philosopher The first step in solving a problem is to ensure you fully understand what the problem actually is. I regularly see horrible examples of this in practice inside some of the companies I work with. One classic example was in Atlanta, GA a few years ago. Here is the scenario... Operations Manager: "What the h@!! is going on? Logistics has dropped the ball again! Our ...