Understanding and Meeting OSHA Safety Signage Requirements

Posted: Wednesday, July, 1st, 2020 by American Quality Management

Every day, American workers operate and work around machinery and equipment that could harm or kill them. Thanks to workplace safety efforts, which continue to improve, accidents uncommon. Nevertheless, the over 3 million on-the-job injuries reported in 2014 demonstrate that there is still plenty of […]

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How a SWOT can make your life easier

Posted: Monday, June, 1st, 2020 by American Quality Management

If a business is looking to thrive, it needs to define its objectives, as well as any factors which may negatively impact those objectives. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis allow a business to determine both internal and external factors which may affect a […]

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How ISO Certification Can Help Drive Your Business Goals

Posted: Friday, May, 15th, 2020 by American Quality Management

If you are facing the decision on ISO certification, you probably are wondering how it will affect your business goals. You may be facing this decision voluntarily or at the request of a potential customer. In either scenario, the outcomes for your business are very […]

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How To Write A Proper EMS Policy

Posted: Monday, November, 4th, 2019 by American Quality Management

A key factor in obtaining and maintaining ISO 14001 certification is your environmental policy. What are the factors you need to consider while crafting your policy? How do you ensure that top management understands it? Is it adequate for your organization? The answers to these […]

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How The Internet Has Changed Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, October, 29th, 2019 by American Quality Management

The term “Internet of Things”, also referred to as IoT, was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. This was merely one step on the long journey that has led to where we are today. Put simply, IoT refers to things, almost anything really, that can […]

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How To Document Roles Under ISO 9001

Posted: Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 by American Quality Management

As you implement your Quality Management System (QMS) under ISO 9001, you will discover that you need to document the roles and responsibilities of the QMS system. Top management must define the organizational structure, hierarchy, and lines of accountability/reporting. Human Resources personnel may assist with […]

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Tips On Writing An AS9100D Quality Policy

Posted: Tuesday, October, 15th, 2019 by American Quality Management

As you begin implementing your AS9100D Quality System, an initial step in this process is to write your company Quality Policy. While simple, it is important to make sure appropriate steps are taken to create an effective Quality Policy. To help you tackle this potentially […]

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An Overview Of Process Validation In AS9100

Posted: Tuesday, October, 15th, 2019 by American Quality Management

As you implement your Quality Management System using ISO requirements for AS9100, you may be confused about the difference between design validation and design verification. Correctly understanding validation may be complicated, so what it is and how does it work? ISO 9001:2015 standard Clause 8.5.1 […]

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Options in Monitoring Environmental Management Systems

Posted: Monday, November, 5th, 2018 by American Quality Management

Environmental standards have taken a front-row seat in discussions around supply chain and manufacturing. Some would argue that environmental impact has a larger place than quality control at this point in the realm of public opinion. Clients and customers can be won and lost simply […]

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Moving Toward 14001 Compliance with Outsourced Suppliers

Posted: Thursday, May, 31st, 2018 by American Quality Management

Organizations operating EMSs (Environmental Management Systems) faced significant changes mandated by the release of the updated ISO 14001:2015 standard. The latest version of the standard set out significant requirements for how your organization handles outsourced suppliers and services, and some of those requirements aren’t obvious […]

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