Latest News & Opinion on the ISO Certification Scheme
Oxebridge Demands Accreditation Body UAF Be Ejected from IAF After Refusing to Take Action in Chemotherapy Glove Scandal
The United Accreditation Forum continues to deny irregularities with the testing of Golden Care gloves certified by inspection body TurCert.
Quality professionals must stop demanding automatic management commitment, and stop expecting a seat at the executive table before they’ve earned it.
Oxebridge performs its annual analysis of the official ISO Survey data related to worldwide ISO 9001 certificates.
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Oxebridge has launched a new Fundrazr campaign specific to whistleblower protection activities.
APAC’s Graeme Drake has allowed months to pass while reportedly defective chemotherapy gloves are being released under test certificates accredited by its member, UAF.
DOD CMMC Rep Confirms IG Investigation, Declines to Provide Updates on Reciprocity or “Home Inspection” Rule
The DOD won’t release updates on FedRAMP, ISO 27001 reciprocity with CMMC, nor provide the promised CIO ruling on inspections of private residences for CMMC compliance.
Oh, and AIMM presenters mentioned that AS9100 is getting an early revision, breaking cycle with ISO 9001.
The resignation comes after Chaillan insulted Space Force leadership in a public interview, and hours after Oxebridge editorial calling for his ouster.
Oxebridge founder calls on USAF CSO Nicolas Chaillan and CIO Lauren Knausenberger to resign after a flood of whistleblower allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse of office.
SCC, SWEDAC, and FDA’s MDSAP office have all confirmed they are looking into the partnership as a potential conflict of interest and risk to impartiality.
Oxebridge’s 2021 list of countries with the most severe problems related to counterfeit or questionable ISO certifications.
EuroLab TurCert is alleged to have issued improper test certificates for chemotherapy gloves, while under the banner of UAF accreditation.
Extracting tangible benefits from ISO 9001’s Clause 8.5.6 on “Control of Changes”
Opastaja QC purports to operate from Las Vegas, but joins a long list of Indian mills selling counterfeit ISO 9001 certificates.
Caspian Pipeline, Responsible for Falsifying Reports Related to Oil Spill, Holds ISO 14001 Environmental Certifications
The firm’s website “guarantees” environmental safety while pointing to its Bureau Veritas certifications.
An easy way to quickly comply with ISO 9001’s requirement to define competency requirements.
Adding a simple clause to ISO 17021-1 could set the stage for the complete reformation of ISO certifications worldwide, earning back trust.
Medical Device Notified Body Intertek Forms Consultancy Partnership, Setting Off Allegations of Conflicts of Interest
Intertek announced a partnership with consulting firm Globizz, and then linked its certification services with the planned consulting offerings.
The accreditation body IAS continues to accredit companies that purchase implementation “template kits” sold by one of its own Board members, but IAF wouldn’t commit to an investigation.
Bureau Veritas certified the safety systems of SAIL’s steel plant to ISO 45001 in 2019.
Joyson Safety Systems, which now owns Takata, falsified seat belt strength data as recently as 2020, yet never lost its ISO certification.
ISO 9001 is silent on the design of processes and formal process change management, but implementing them can ensure proper overall process management.
CMMC and other industry consultants are making their case based on threats and fear; quality management consultants tried that for decades, and were rejected.
Akkreditierung Austria Makes False Claims to Justify Shutting Down Allegation It Is Violating EU Sanctions
The Austrian accreditation body and its partner Quality Austria continue to promote and issue certificates to Rostec, a company under US and EU sanctions for its role in the forced annexation of Crimea.
Cask Government Services has been identified as one of the unnamed companies at the heart of a criminal probe into fraud, bribery and money laundering.
ASQ included “marketing expenses” and other indirect expenses in its calculations of Cost of Goods Sold, allowing it to avoid paying taxes, and request a $29,000 refund.
Arrington’s lawyer used Twitter to falsely claim Oxebridge said she was “fired” even as he accused Oxebridge of false reporting.
A DAkkS official closed a complaint against TUV NORD Middle East, despite admitting it conducted no actual investigation, relying instead solely on the word of TUV NORD.
Edens resigned after publicly calling an IAC member a “troll” and suggesting his only knowledge of defense was from the video game Call of Duty.
The authors of TC 176’s Future Concepts document plagiarized large portions of content from online sources, including CourseHero, then failed to provide any attribution.
ASQ leaders continued to heap bonuses on themselves as the organization lost over $2.3M in 2019.
A review of three recent price proposals for CMMC assessments shows the DOD underestimated costs by an order of magnitude.
John Garstka has replaced Katie Arrington at the US Dept. of Defense, in a current “acting” capacity.
Akkreditierung Austria Ignores Complaint on Violations of Russia Sanctions, Escalated to EA and APAC
Akkreditierung Austria has refused to even acknowledge a complaint alleging it is in violation of EU sanctions, forcing Oxebridge to escalate the matter to two IAF regional bodies.