Standards Features

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Grant Ramaley
The Dental Trade Alliance learned from its members in February 2018 that the Canadian Health Ministry (“Health Canada”) had contacted the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the British Standards...
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Richard Pazdur
During the past decade, advances in understanding of cancer biology have led to the development of targeted treatments that are more effective than the chemotherapies of the past century. These...
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Nicole Radziwill
ISO 31000 defines risk as “the effect of uncertainty on outcomes.” Identifying risks and determining ways to respond to them help you learn about your processes, your organization, and the...
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Oscar Combs
ISO 9001:2015, clause 6.1 requires an organization to identify its risks and take actions to address identified risks. It is very tempting to start with a huge list of potential risks for the...
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Jama Software
Requirements are the information that best communicates to an engineer what to build, and to a quality-assurance manager what to test. A requirement has three functions: • Defines what you are...
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Henry Zumbrun
Load cells are a combination of metal, strain gauges, glue, and more. Over time, fatigue ensures that there will be some instability in the system. Load cell stability or drift is usually assumed to...
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Mike Richman
‘Culture” is one of those business-speak words that’s used a lot, but for a good reason—having the right one is the key to unlocking your company’s quality potential. On the other hand, nothing will...
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William A. Levinson
ISO 9004:2018—“Quality of an organization—Guidance to achieve sustained success” expands considerably on the former (2009) revision. It introduces the important concept of “quality of an organization...
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Chad Kymal
There is a proliferation of management system standards and requirements globally. These management system standards are either customer or industry mandated. Many standards are becoming a...
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Vanessa Burrows
During the early 20th century, Americans were inundated with ineffective and dangerous drugs, as well as adulterated and deceptively packaged foods. A cosmetic eyelash and eyebrow dye called Lash...
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Richard Wilson
According to the Verdantix global survey of 382 EHS decision-makers, 57 percent  expect to use mobile apps in 2018 either widely across all their facilities, at multiple facilities, or as a...
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NIST
Story update 7/13/2018: This story was updated with a link to the released version of standard E3125–17. Large-volume 3D laser scanners play an essential role in manufacturing large products (e.g.,...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
In our June 15, 2018, episode of QDL, we get a field report from the HxGN LIVE user conference, examine the “story of quality,” and consider the importance of experience. HxGN Live recap Mike...
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Tim Lozier
Quality management systems (QMS) have become strategic components that touch more and more of the business today. With new versions of QMS standards, and the enrollment of all people in the quality...
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NIST
Augmenting its efforts to protect the nation’s critical assets from cybersecurity threats as well as protect individuals’ privacy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued...
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William A. Levinson
A job safety analysis (JSA) worksheet is almost identical in organization to a job breakdown sheet and standard work, all of which assess a job (or process) on a step-by-step basis. This suggests...
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Tom Middleton
Markets and manufacturing practices continue to evolve, and companies now outsource to an increasing number of global manufacturing and supply partners. As companies have pursued this broadened...
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Mike Richman
On the May 4 episode of QDL, we discovered that love is a key component to winning a Baldrige Award, learned how to be more efficient at work, and discussed how great art helps us to really see our...
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Ryan E. Day
Unily is a leading digital workplace platform designed by BrightStarr to improve engagement, productivity, and efficiency for global enterprises. Unily is also a SaaS solution. That is, it’s served...
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Terry Onica
The new automotive quality management system (QMS), IATF 16949:2016, was released in October 2016, and it officially went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, along with revisions to IATF Rules for Achieving...