IAQG Soliciting Comments for Revision of AS9102 First Article

The standard form AS9102 and associated instructions are up for a five-year review, and the IAQG is soliciting comments from stakeholders. AS9102 is the standard used for First Article Inspection, and is typically the form used for such inspections. To provide...

Oxebridge Files Federal Lawsuit Against Guberman, Levinson, Others

Oxebridge Quality Resources International has filed a Federal lawsuit against multiple quality professionals alleging a host of civil violations including defamation, cyberstalking, wiretapping, trademark infringement and civil conspiracy. The named defendants include...

Basque Researcher: Chinese ISO 9001 Certificates Not To Be Trusted

Dr. Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria, a researcher with the Universidad del País Vasco in the Basque Country, has completed a study on the validity of ISO 9001 certificates worldwide, and has determined that the bulk of certificates coming from China are not to be trusted....

Certificate Mill Operator May Be Violating US Campaign Law

Daryl Guberman, the co-owner of the self-accredited ISO 9001 “certificate mill” G-PMC Registrars LLC, may be in violation of US federal election campaign laws, as he has claimed to be running for US Senate since at least 2016, and yet has not registered...

Company Held ISO 9001 Before and After Oil Rig Explosion

In 2013, a blowout preventer (BOP) exploded on an oil rig operated by Hercules Offshore, in an accident that shared some similarities with the BOP explosion that caused the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In the case of Hercules Offshore, the rig was pumping natural...

ASQ Sells Ownership Share of Accreditation Body ANAB

The US accreditation body ANAB has announced that ANSI has taken over sole ownership, as former co-owner ASQ has sold its ownership stake. ASQ has co-owned ANAB since 2005, when the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) was split into the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation...

Forensic Data Manipulation Scandal Ensares UKAS

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is at the heart of a scandal whereby two UK forensics labs were found to have manipulated test data, affecting tens of thousands of victims. The scandal has seen the arrest of employees of two...

ISO, World Bank Agreement Forces Standards on At-Risk Nations

In 2016, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Bank signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which enables the international financial group to push ISO products on at-risk, developing nations as a part of loan repayment...