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What is operational planning and control in the ISO management standards?

Mark Hammar

If you are implementing any management system defined by requirements created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), you will see that each of the standards includes requirements for operational planning and control. You will find clause 8.1 for operational planning if you are creating a Quality Management System (QMS) using ISO 9001, an Environmental…

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ISO certification: How to maintain it during the pandemic

Mark Hammar

With the concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies are wondering if maintaining their management systems is necessary. This question can be raised for any management system based on any of the ISO standards, be it an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS), an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) per ISO 45001:2018, or…

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What to do if you have a complaint about an ISO certification body

Mark Hammar

After implementation of your management system, having the auditors from a certification body come to verify that the policies and processes you have put in place meet the requirements of the standard is almost always the next step you will take. This goes for various kinds of ISO standards, like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO…

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