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By: Martin R. Voelk

In just a few short months, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. The regulation, which replaces the EU’s 20-year-old Data Protection Directive, imposes new and more rigorous requirements on any entity that collects or maintains personal consumer data, including entities located outside of the EU. In this article, we’ll provide some background on the origins of the GDPR and summarize the key aspects of the regulation.

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Ageing wastewater systems are under threat from growing populations, urbanization, pollution. and climate change, not to mention human behavior. However, despite these challenges and fears for health and safety, the new ISO 24516 series is playing a key role in turning what many consider a burden into a valuable resource.

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By: Eric Cooper

You’re in the market to build a new house. Would you tell the builder what you’re looking for, or would you just tell him to build “something?” If the latter, what’s the likelihood that the house you end up with is going to be what you want? Documenting your requirements should be obvious, right?

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By: Mike Richman

During last Friday’s episode of Quality Digest Live, we looked at the far-reaching implications of a prospective merger, previewed our latest webinar with DNV, considered the importance of fun at work, and inspected some interesting stereo microscopes from Vision Engineering. Here’s a closer look at our show:

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By: Ismael Belmarez

Workplace safety is a vital concern for every organization. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2016, costing employers tens of billions of dollars.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Jan. 12, 2018, episode of QDL looked at smart manufacturing, remanufacturing, pants-on-fire bosses, and five things your QMS needs.

“Impatient With Colleges, Employers Design Their Own Courses”

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By: Richard Harpster

The concept of risk-based thinking has been implicit in previous editions of ISO 9001 through requirements planning, review, and improvement. But ISO 9001:2015 requires companies to use risk-based thinking to manage their business.

If you want to implement an ISO 9001:2015-compliant quality management system (QMS) that uses risk-based thinking, there are 10 things you need to know.

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By: Mike Richman

Last Friday’s episode of QDL was our final show of the year, and we’re leaving 2017 on a high note! We brought you two great interviews and a terrific Tech Corner, not to mention some advice on increasing your productivity in 2018. Let’s take a look:

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