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  • If you’re just getting started as a quality professional, it can be overwhelming. If you’re unfamiliar with the industry, it’s hard to even know where to find guidance. To help you get started, we’ve put together some of the best quality and compliance resources we know.

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  • Training your employees should be more than just having them memorize processes and testing them on safety procedures. The latest developments in EHS training software for employees revolve around engagement and utilizing today’s latest technology. Tools like mobile devices and virtual reality have completely changed how managers can create effective and engaging safety training programs. Here...

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  • Services like Netflix, Google and Facebook are known for using predictive technology to learn our preferences and provide customized suggestions that get smarter over time. Now that technology is coming to the manufacturing floor, helping companies increase production capacity by as much as 20%. More than just higher rates of production, companies can also expect to see major improvements in q...

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  • 21 CFR Part 820 contains a huge number of “shall” requirements for medical device manufacturers. While it may seem impossible to meet so many requirements, a well-constructed Quality Management System (QMS) provides an excellent starting point and framework for compliance. So how can manufacturers use the QMS to demonstrate compliance with these regulations, and which tools are most important ...

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  • Spending on cloud computing will hit $162 billion by 2020, growing at more than six times the rate of IT spending as a whole. EHS management is a common target for automation, given the impact safety problems have on an organization’s bottom line and reputation. This post examines 6 tools that can help automate EHS management, including document control, risk management and corrective action.

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  • Risk Management tools help organizations make better decisions, filter events and prevent risk within the compliance system. This infographic outlines these tools, including the risk matrix, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and more.  

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  • The most sweeping European medical device regulations in decades are slated to go into effect in 2020, leaving many manufacturers wondering what they need to do to get up to speed. Two years may sound like a lot of time to comply, but given the number of changes coming, waiting may not be an option. We talked to Tony Parise, Life Sciences Product Strategist for EtQ, about what the new requirem...

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  • Environmental, health and safety (EHS) management has always had three main goals: to keep people safe, minimize negative impact on the environment and keep operations running productively and without incident. This means adhering strictly to compliance regulations and looking for new ways to increase profitability while decreasing incident rates.

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  • Ask any expert, and you’ll get varying answers on what makes a quality culture. Definitions often center on a set of shared values, a drive to delight customers or everyone pulling together towards continuous improvement. But according to research by Forbes and the American Society for Quality (ASQ), there’s a big disconnect between where organizations think they are and reality in terms of qu...

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  • Once upon a time, few people gave any thought to the fate of what happened to light bulbs, paint cans, computers and leftover medications after they were done with them. Use them up, throw them away and leave it to the city to figure out how to dispose of them. Today, that paradigm has been flipped on its head, with companies engaging in product stewardship initiatives that make disposal the r...

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  • Experts are calling Industry 4.0 the fourth Industrial Revolution (hence the 4.0). The concept represents a push towards manufacturing digitization that experts say will deliver massive improvements in efficiency, costs and profits in as little as just a few years. But what will it take to get there, and how can it help improve quality? Today we’re lifting the lid on what Industry 4.0 means in...

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  • If your organization is one of the more than 59,000 certified to ISO 13485, you should already be planning for your transition to the newest version of the standard. As of February 28, 2019, all ISO 13485:2003 certificates will expire, with the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) requiring manufacturers to transition by January 1, 2019. ISO 13485 is based on the popular ISO 9001 for qu...

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  • Audits are an essential part of the Life Sciences as they ensure manufacturers are producing safe products and operating within compliance. Previously, audits meant surprise business interruptions for manufacturers and a lot of travel and administrative work for auditors. With many Life Science manufacturers operating internationally, they were being audited separately to satisfy the requireme...

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  • In 2015, the Code of Federal Regulations totaled nearly 180,000 pages of requirements. While not all of these will apply to any single manufacturer, regulatory compliance is still a major challenge for companies. In fact, many of them aren’t even aware of certain regulatory risks until it’s too late. This fact is especially true when companies use manual or paper-based methods for quality or e...

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