Insider News : Pro QC's Regional Director Joins SR Panel Discussion at Annual Service Conference
Pro QC's Regional Director for North America, Jennifer Stepniowski, attended ASQ’s Joint Technical Communities Conference in Orlando, FL in October. She enjoyed participating in the panel discussion related to "Social Responsibility and the Update of Risk in the New ISO Management Systems Standards."
Risk is highlighted in the recently issued ISO 9001:2015. Identifying opportunities over threats is inherent. Preventative thinking is thoughtfully applied.
“One of the key changes in the 2015 revision of ISO 9001 is to establish a systematic approach to risk, rather than treating it as a single component of a quality management system.
In previous editions of ISO 9001, a clause on preventive action was separated from the whole. Now risk is considered and included throughout the standard.
By taking a risk-based approach, an organization becomes proactive rather than purely reactive, preventing or reducing undesired effects and promoting continual improvement. Preventive action is automatic when a management system is risk-based.”