Tag Archives: Dennis Arter

ASQ re-certification and in-house training requirements

Q: In our corporate audit department, we have a number of individuals that are ASQ certified.  What standards do we need to adhere to in order to provide in-house training that qualifies for ASQ re-certification units? A: You asked ASQ … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 certified facility

Q: We have a specification that states test reports shall be from an facility certified to ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems–Requirements. Our test reports are from a facility certified to ISO/IEC 17025-2005: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration … Continue reading

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Qualifications for QMS staff training position

Q: I work at an environmental testing laboratory company with facilities in California.  We are certified to ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2008: Quality management systems – Requirements & ISO/IEC 17025-2005: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and are pursuing certification … Continue reading

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ISO documentation practices; ISO standard difference between record and document

Q: Is there a published ISO standard for good documentation practices (e.g., crossing out an error with a single line and initialing and dating; striking through a blank space)? Thank you. A: Your question has two parts: 1) Is there … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 quality manual

Q: My small company is forcing me in the direction of using flowcharts to specify ISO standards. With their many branch statements, they are convoluted and confusing. I prefer plain, simple English. But my question is: is it ok to … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between ISO 9001 and ISO 19011?

Q: What is the difference between the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 19011:2011 literature on your web site? Please provide a detailed explanation and their use. A: I can see where the confusion might arise, as the numbers are very similar! … Continue reading

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