Tag: ansi

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 “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and …

What is an American National Standard anyway?

We recently tuned into a webinar offered by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and thought they did a great job discussing standards and the relationship of ANSI to ANS and the international marketplace. The follow-up resources they sent out should be shared: A summary of the value of the ANS process is available at www.ansi.org/ansvalue. ANSI Standards Action – posted every Friday, including project announcements and drafts available for public review:www.ansi.org/standardsaction ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers list with contact and scope: www.ansi.org/asd ANSI Accreditation Options – standards and conformity assessment:  www.ansi.org/accreditation ANSI Membership Options:  www.ansi.org/membership Standards Boost Business – great resource for explaining why standards …

Acceptance sampling isn’t scary

As it turns out, a significant number of people find the Pro QC site searching for sampling and sampling related terms such as ANSI Z1.4 or MIL-STD-105E  (no longer in use).  In speaking with organizations, I’ve also detected a certain level of fear regarding how to approach an acceptance sampling strategy. Fear is unnecessary… In fact, sampling here is nothing more than a tool you’re going to use to provide a realistic (of course statistically relevant) assessment of quality and be able to ultimately determine whether or not product is meeting expectations without having to spend the time and money involved with a …