The OHSAS18001;2007 was published in July of 2007. Using the rules as applied to ISO9001:2008 all OHSAS18001:1999 certificates should expire on July 2009. Since the existing certificates are unaccredited it is not a problem keeping those in place until their next audits are scheduled. All OHSAS audits performed now should be to the 2007 revision.
Recycling organizations that intend to seek accredited certification are now field testing the Basel Action Network (BAN) final draft standard. Following review by those organizations and input to BAN, the standard will be finalized in June, according to BAN. Once the standard is finalized, a few e-Stewards will be moving into a final verification phase to pilot all levels of the certification activities in the last half of 2009.” The BAN release says, “We remain on target for a full launch in early 2010 accompanied by a comprehensive marketing effort and media work to promote your companies.”
Once the standard is finalized, a few e-Stewards will be moving into a final verification phase to pilot all levels of the certification activities in the last half of 2009.” The BAN release says, “We remain on target for a full launch in early 2010 accompanied by a comprehensive marketing effort and media work to promote your companies.”
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ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) is the standard that provides a set of uniform requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organization does, its size, or whether it is in the private or public sector. It is the only standard in the family against which organizations can be certified.
ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) is a management tool enabling an organization of any size or type to:
1. identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services, and to
2. improve its environmental performance continually, and to
3. implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieve these goals and to demonstrate that they have been met.
AS9100 (Aerospace Management Systems) is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It was introduced by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the Americas and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in Europe in October 1999. The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) composed the AS9100 document which defines requirements for the Quality Management System Standard. AS9100 fully incorporates ISO 9000, while adding supplemental requirements relating to quality and safety. All major aerospace manufacturers (OEM’s) and suppliers worldwide endorse or require registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them. Certified aerospace organizations are also required to add their company data and results of audits to the IAQG OASIS Database.
AS9120 (Aerospace Management System for Stockist Distributors) is based on AS9100 and adds specific requirements that are relevant for stockist distributors for the aerospace industry. The standard is applicable for organizations that resell, distribute and warehouse parts found in aircraft and other aerospace components. Certified aerospace organizations are also required to add their company data and results of audits to the IAQG OASIS Database.
AS9110 (Aerospace Management System for Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Stations) is also based on AS9100 and adds specific requirements that are significant for the maintenance of commercial, private, and military aircrafts. Certification of an MR&O supplier to AS9110 is intended to provide an additional layer of control but not act as a replacement for regulatory oversight or customer monitoring. An FAA repair station is an example of an organization that could seek to achieve AS9110 certification. Certified aerospace organizations are also required to add their company data and results of audits to the IAQG OASIS Database. AQA International is currently in process of achieving accreditation to AS9110 through the ANAB.
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) was created to help organizations establish and maintain a risk management strategy to address changing legislation and to protect their workforce. Implementation of OHSAS 18001 promotes a safe and healthy working environment. AQA International is currently in process of achieving accreditation to OHSAS 18001 through the ANAB.
ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security Management System) is applicable to all types of organizations, including commercial enterprises, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations, and describes the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented Information Security Management System. ISO 27001 encompasses an organization's overall business risks and specifies requirements for the implementation of security controls. AQA International is currently in process of achieving accreditation to ISO 27001 through the ANAB.
ISO 22000 (Food Management Systems) was created to ensure that organizations demonstrate their ability to manage food safety hazards and provide consistently safe products that meet both the customer’s requirements and those of food safety regulations. ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system and the application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, thus providing the means to determine and document why certain identified hazards need to be controlled by a particular organization and why others need not. AQA International is currently in the review process of accreditation to ISO 22000 through the ANAB.
SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food) was created by the Safe Quality Food Institute and is designed to meet the criteria of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that was established by The Food Business Forum (CIES). GFSI criteria include three key elements: Food Safety Management; Good Practices for Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Distribution (GAPs, GMPs, GDPs); and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). In the United States, the Safe Quality Food Institute’s SQF 2000 Code is a GFSI benchmarked standard that can be used as base requirements. AQA International is currently partnered with Food Trust Certification which is in process of achieving accreditation through American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
ISO 13485 (Medical Devices Management Systems) was created to ensure that medical device manufacturers are meeting compliance and regulatory standards as set forth by their customers. Certification to ISO 13485 is now a direct requirement for some markets such as Australia and Taiwan; an indirect requirement for others such as Europe; and can form the basis of GMP compliance in the United States. Though based on ISO 9001, ISO 13485 removes ISO 9001’s emphasis on continual improvement and customer satisfaction and instead places emphasis on meeting regulatory and customer requirements, risk management and maintaining effective processes. AQA International is currently in the review process of accreditation to ISO 13485 through the ANAB.
ISO/TS 16949 (Technical Specification for Automotive Management Systems) was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to align the automotive quality systems throughout the world. ISO/TS 16949 specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products and is a mandatory requirement to supply automotive parts within the industry.
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