The FMEA Process

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) breaks down each step of a process or the design of a service, or product, to identify risks and possible errors that can occur. These risks can come from a variety of places such as user error, defect materials, incorrect...

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What is FMEA?

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis is a step by step risk assessment tool for identifying failures within a design (DFMEA) of a product or service and processes (PFMEA). The structured approach evaluates the level of severity, how often the failure occurs and...

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R2/ RIOS Overview

R2, or Responsible Recycling, is governed by SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International – sustainableelectronics.org ), who also has issued the RIOS standard (Recycling Industry Operating Standard). Environmental Impact of Focus Materials R2 is aimed at...

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ISO 45001: Early Adoption Progress Report

ISO 45001, the international ISO standard focusing on occupational health and safety, was released in March 2018. Folks who had been previously certified to OHSAS 18001 must upgrade their system to the new standard no later than 3/12/2021, as the old OHSAS...

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What are the Requirements of OSHA?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency responsible for the health and safety of the majority of employees working within the US. Developed as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of...

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What is OSHA and Why is it Important?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, whose primary goal is to carry out the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act) of 1970. While it has undergone several amendments since 1970, it is still used today to contribute towards ensuring every...

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Tools for Process Auditing

A process audit is a necessary assessment when looking at ways to improve the management of a process, whether to determine how cost-effective the process is or where improvements can be made. Processes can be those involved in the development of a product/service,...

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What are the benefits of a Turtle Diagram?

Turtle Diagrams can be used in conjunction with Process Flow Charts, Procedures, Work Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to link them all together, correlating the information in one simple to read diagram. There are many benefits of using a Turtle...

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Why use a Turtle Diagram?

When an organization has chosen to document their processes, it can be a daunting task, even more so for those that have to read through the documentation afterward – including auditors and new employees. This is where the use of a Turtle Diagram can make things...

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How Important Are Turtle Diagrams for An Organization?

Firstly, let's look at what a Turtle Diagram is. A Turtle Diagram is a visual tool that displays all aspects of a process including inputs, outputs, criteria metrics and other relevant information that assists in the efficiency improvements of organizational...

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