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World Quality Month is here… Spread the word!

November is recognized internationally as World Quality Month.  Some interesting fun facts regarding its origin via ASQ include: Japan has celebrated World Quality Month in November since 1960. China originally recognized World Quality Month in September starting in 1978. North America started raising awareness in 1988 and originally celebrated in …

Standards: Ensuring Quality, Safety & Spookiness on Halloween

Halloween is approaching and is celebrated by millions around the world each year on October 31st. At Pro QC, our teams across the globe often observe Halloween with good food, friends and festive decorations. The history of Halloween has evolved. “Traditional activities on Halloween include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting …

Who cares about noise?

“One person’s data is another person’s noise.” ~K.C. Cole Did you know? The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the single most common irreversible occupational hazard worldwide is noise-induced hearing impairment. Noise levels are commonly measured in decibels (dB). It is a logarithmic scale rather than a linear one, because …

Facebook goes dark… When good quality goes bad

It happened without warning.  I went to check the Pro QC Facebook page for comments about our August holiday schedule and recent 30th anniversary photo from our team in Vietnam, but I was denied. Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can. Jump …

Remembering Philip B. Crosby… “Quality is free”

June 18th would have been Philip B. Crosby’s birthday. He lived through 2001 and is internationally recognized for his ideas on quality management practices. Crosby was an engineer at heart. As a quality engineer developing the Pershing Missile, he conceptualized the idea of Zero Defects. Quality is Free likely sits …

Social Accountability – SA8000 2008-2014 Comparison

Every five years SAI revises the SA8000 standard in order to ensure its continued relevance and adoptability. This process is conducted in accordance with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards (the Code). Social Accountability International recently discussed this process and offered a side-by-side comparison …

Closing out World Trade Month

“World Trade Month in May stems from World Trade Week, which was established as a way to promote local businesses. It has since grown into a month-long initiative to highlight US trade relationships and local and national trade events. As the WTCDC, part of the mission is to facilitate and …