Tag Archives: QMS

EHS Procedures and ISO 14001

Question Do EHS procedure have to be managed under ISO 9001:2008 if the company is not ISO 14001 certified? Answer It depends – are the EHS procedures part of the QMS of the organization. If so, yes. Otherwise no. Charles Cianfrani … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 Certification and Moving

Question  My small company is considering ISO certification because some of our customers are asking for it. My concern is that if we continue growing at our current rate, we may be moving in 12-18 months. Is ISO certification site … Continue reading

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Transitioning to ISO 9001: 2015

Question ISO 2015 has a 3 year implementation period. I recertified in 2014 and need to recertify in 2017. At this point I have a little under one year to transition instead of the 3 years identified. What alternatives are … Continue reading

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Internal Audits

Question If 2nd or 3rd party performs full system audit on my QMS, can it be used as to satisfy requirement for Internal Audit of that year? Answer Thank you for sending your question to ASQ’s Ask The Experts program. … Continue reading

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Use of correction fluid to modify ISO 9001 QMS documents

Q: During a recent audit, I discovered that my supplier was using correction fluid and scrubbing out the training records of its employees with no control over the documents. I said that would be a major finding, but they state … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 electronic records

Q: I have a few questions about employee training records.  My company is certified to ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems–Requirements, and we are considering transitioning to electronic records. However, we don’t know what the requirements are from an ISO perspective. Specifically, we want to know: … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2008 and Reasons to Obtain Third-Party Certification

Q: I have a question regarding an excerpt about ISO 9001:2008 — Quality management systems –Requirements, from the ISO webpage, which is below: “…Although certification is not a requirement of the standard, the quality management systems of about one million organizations have been audited and … Continue reading

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