ISO 45001 draft – update join members Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick as they share an update from the discussion on July 20th results ballot announcement. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.
Three years in the making, the latest and greatest revision to the Quality Management Systems standard was published on September 23, 2015 as ISO 9001:2015. It felt like Christmas morning waiting to get the new standard – well almost. I’ve already purchased my copy from ASQ for $173 USD and it was immediately available for download as a PDF once the payment processed. I’m excited to learn more about how ISO 9001:2015 can help organizations improve and deliver value to customers in a variety of industries and markets. For anyone that is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008, you have a 3 year grace period to become certified to the new standard’s requirements. This means you have until September 2018 in order to adopt and demonstrate compliance to the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015. According to a recent webinar with Quality expert Peter Merrill hosted by the ISO 9001 club… Read more...
ISO 14001 will undergo deep revisions in this coming year. The changes are significant and will have a considerable impact on your Environmental Management Systems. In this webinar, Paul MacLean, a subject matter expert in assisting organizations achieve sustainable development and deliver on social performance commitments reviews the changes to the ISO 14001 standards. Co-host Elie Mouzon of Intelex provides an overview of how to leverage technology to address and prepare for the coming ISO 14001: 2015 changes.
This must-see webinar covers the following areas:
General overview of changes to ISO 14001
New changes that apply to all ISO Management Systems
The new role organizations are expected to play in preventing and managing their environmental impact
Tips on preparing your organization for ISO 14001: 2015
How technology can make ISO compliance much easier to manage
On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:
New watchdog report
NIOSH weather safety tips for outdoor workers
ISO 45001 updates
Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!
EHS This Week Resources
For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.
“Gaming the Rules: How Big Business Hijacks the Small Business Review Process to Weaken Public Protections.” Read the watchdog report here
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000…for many EHS & quality professionals worldwide, these are management system standards they refer to on a daily basis. But chances are there’s a lot you don’t know about the organization behind these standards, or the secret to its success.
Each year the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) selects a theme for World Standards Day, celebrated on October 14. This year’s theme is “International standards ensure positive change.” In honour of World Standards Day, let’s take a look at ISO’s history and the kinds of positive changes its standards have inspired.
The Origin of ISO & World Standards
Picture taken at the founding of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in London, 1946. Image used with permission from ISO.
On October 14 in 1946, 65 delegates from 25 countries gathered in London, England and agreed to form the International Organization for Standardization. … Read more...
Think quality is boring? That can only be attributable to human error.
Sure: bolt sizes, calibrations, documents, procedures, work instructions…yeah, there’s nothing particularly compelling about all that, on the surface, anyway. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll be surprised what you find.
If you missed our exclusive webinar, 9001: A Quality Odyssey, check it out whenever you like by heading over to our on-demand webinar library. This decidedly un-boring special presentation will open the pod bay doors of your mind by getting back to the meaning of quality management and turning to the very roots of standardization.
Far from a boring history lesson, A Quality Odyssey will link the quality standards of today to the very need for standardization and measurement in the first place, and look at the evolution of quality systems throughout the ages and what they mean for businesses today.
Businesses seek ISO certification for a variety of reasons: attracting and retaining customers and clients, boosting brand image, and more.
Getting executive buy-in for ISO certification can sometimes be a challenge, and even leaders who have made the decision to seek standards certification – be it ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or any other widely used standards – often fail to consider the unsung rewards of certification.
Businesses that implement ISO standards often focus on the perceived burdens of adoption, such as expansive paper trails, demanding document management, and seemingly interminable audits. They forget that, when executed and implemented properly, certification can spell rich financial rewards.
Well, thanks to the folks at the World Standards Cooperative (WSC), an organization that promotes voluntary, consensus-based standards, business leaders have access to a variety of tools that illustrate the business benefits of adopting ISO standards. The WSC website contains links to dozens of such resources, including:
According to experts, though the connection can seem distant or indirect, proper training has a clear impact on quality, just as it has a clear impact on every aspect of business.
As business process design and ISO 9001 expert Chris Anderson noted in a blog post on the top ten root causes of business problems, poor training is the number one source of business issues. Two decades of business management led Anderson to place poor training ahead of poor methods, poor employee placement and poor engineering and design on the list.
“People don’t make mistakes,” Anderson insists in the post. “Systems make mistakes.”
And just as product and service quality issues arise from systemic deficiencies, employee performance — and its impact on quality — is correlative to the integrity of training management systems.
Training and quality are best thought of as peas in a pod — inseparable elements that should always be … Read more...