ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management

“There were, according to an estimate by the International Labor Organization (ILO), 2.34 million deaths in 2013 because of work activities. The greatest majority (2 million) are associated with health issues, as opposed to injuries. The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IOSH, estimates there are 660, 000 deaths a year as a result of […]

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IATF 16949:2016 Requirements

Two of the Frequently asked questions and reply by IATF is reproduced here. “QUESTION: Why are there two manuals (IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015)? Two manuals instead of one manual makes it much more difficult to read and understand the requirements”. “IATF ANSWER: The IATF and ISO were not able to reach a licensing agreement […]

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New Version Released for ISO 17025:2017

  ISO 17025:2017 the new and updated version of ISO 17025 was released on November 29, 2017. This standard is applicable to all entities engaged in Calibration/Verification   Sampling or Testing Laboratories. Standard applies to all small large, government or privately owned Laboratories and other entities engaged in activities of Testing, and Calibration This standard is mostly […]

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FSMA – Critical Control Points

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates that any entity engaged in Manufacture, Storage or Distribution of Food should have a validated HACCP Plan. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. Hazard is Defined as a Biological or Chemical or Physical or Radiological Agent that is: Reasonably Likely to Cause Illness or Injury in the Absence of its Control […]

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Mandatory Compliance Requirement by FDA for Training in HARPC and HACCP

Readers of these blogs may be aware that we had intimated that FDA had issued a final notice in Docket # FDA-2011-N-0920 dated 15th September 2015 on compliance requirements for covered facilities manufacturing, handling or storing food for human consumption. Now they have posted a summary of the Final notice reproduced below. “The Food and […]

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UPCOMING: Hassle Free Tips for Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 4/15/2016

Learn Cost Effective Techniques from the Technical Committee Member who Played a Role in Creating this Standard Date: Friday April 15th, 2016 Time: 1.30pm to 3.30 pm   Fee: $95 Venue: Holiday Inn Express-Ontario Airport Learn the new Terms/ Concepts Principles/Structure Learn ISO 9001:2015 requirements Problems with the ISO 9001:2015 Standard Tips on simplified documentation system When […]

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Six Sigma Implementation – Is it really a Panacea for Industry?

Is Six Sigma really a panacea for all industrial ailments? What is special about six sigma, that fortune 500 companies have embraced it? Six Sigma is essentially a process control and process management theory which can be applied to all processes in an industry. In a manufacturing setup anything can be construed as a process. […]

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Latest News on Food Recalls by FDA & Canadian Government

Latest Food Recalls by FDA & Canadian Government Yummy Brand Chicken Breast Nuggets Recalled After Consumer Complaints Extraneous plastic materials prompt chicken nugget recall GoGo Applesauce Recalled over Potential Adulteration Listeria spurs recall of sandwiches made for Starbucks US FDA and the Canadian equivalent have ordered a recall on the above mentioned items. The reason […]

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OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Quality Management Standard is likely to be replaced by Standards ISO 45001 (October 2016)

OHSAS 18001 has been ISO measure of quality assurance that has been specifically dedicated to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). This standard is undergoing revision like other standards after about 9 Years. The revision process has already reached Draft stage and is expected to be published by 4th Quarter of 2016 as a homogenized new […]

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Do you want to Save Costs through Energy Management?

ISO a premier international Organization with membership from over 160 national certifying bodies in standards had come up with a Standard for Energy Management published in 2011 as   ISO 50001:2011. Over 30K organizations have made it their mandate to adopt this Energy Management system and are deriving the benefits from it. Like many other standards […]

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