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By: 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 be the amount of change in the entire cell system from one calibration cycle to the next. It is the relative standard uncertainty of a reference force transducer’s long-term instability. In an uncertainty budget, load cell drift can be referred to as either the reference standard instability or the reference standard stability.

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By: 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 overcome a poor culture. Do you know which you have? We explored these issues during the Aug. 10, 2018, episode of QDL.

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By: 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 requirement for doing business.

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By: Vanessa Burrows, Suzanne Junod, John Swann

During the early 20th century, Americans were inundated with ineffective and dangerous drugs, as well as adulterated and deceptively packaged foods.

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By: 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 pilot project at one facility. Mobile has become a game changer for modern quality management systems (QMS). AuditComply is noticing a large trend toward mobile applications for QMS platforms. QMS software vendors who fail to offer mobile apps are now at a severe competitive disadvantage. Here are four features to look for in a mobile quality management platform.

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By: NIST

Story update 7/13/2018: This story was updated with a link to the released version of standard E3125–17.

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By: 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 Richman went to HxGN LIVE... but I didn’t. I relive it vicariously through Mike’s field report.

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By: 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 management effort, the need for cohesion from one system to the next is becoming critical.  

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By: 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 a draft update to its Risk Management Framework (RMF) to help organizations more easily meet these goals.

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By: 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 combining standard work with job safety analysis to support ISO 45001.

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