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The ISO 50001 Energy Management System Overview

11 Nov 2022 Posted by Christina Gamache in Blog, Company News
For organizations and businesses committed to addressing their impact, conserving resources and improving the bottom line there is the ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) Standard. No matter the size or industry this ISO standard provides a practical way to improve energy use, through the...

Complimentary Webinar | ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts

11 Nov 2022 Posted by Christina Gamache in Blog, Company News, Home Page
The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System standard requires organizations to determine their environmental aspects and impacts of their operations. Many organizations struggle with assessing their environmental aspects and impacts. Some organizations don’t even think there are environmental aspects and impacts to their operations. Every organization...

Consultant Versus Consulting Company

19 May 2022 Posted by Intern Combs in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Many businesses hire consultants  to strengthen their business. In pursuit of finding a quality consultant many businesses often make the mistake of hiring an independent consultant who is an individual person who provides limited consulting services , instead of hiring a consulting company which ...

Are Auditor’s Recommendations Requirements?

12 Oct 2021 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog, Home Page, Videos
Many certification body auditors that audit quality, health, safety and environmental management system standards such as, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001, ISO 17025, API Spec Q1, and many other standards often come into organizations and present their recommendations as requirements. An organization...

Management System Tip: Assigning Document Control Numbers

28 Jul 2021 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog, Videos
Controlled documents are crucial to executing daily tasks and activities. Clear document control numbers ensure that employees are utilizing the latest documents, procedures or form templates. Oscar Combs, President of The ISO 9001 Group, provides guidance on assigning clear document control numbers. Contact us to...

Improve Cybersecurity and Reduce Cyber Threats

28 May 2021 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog, Home Page
Introduction In December 2020, a highly sophisticated cyberattack was discovered on commercial software developed by IT company SolarWinds. This global attack affected multiple federal agencies and technology contractors. By inserting a backdoor into the software, malicious actors were able to infiltrate SolarWinds' supply chain. Attackers...

Client Case Study: Protect Data and Profitability with an ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 Integrated Management System (IMS)

30 Apr 2021 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog, Home Page
Overview Secure and resilient systems are needed to protect an organization’s processes, data and daily operations. However, safeguarding an organization against cybersecurity threats, such as data breaches and ransomware, can be difficult. A combination of multiple systems and people is often needed to achieve effective...

Build a Business Management System (BMS)

19 Mar 2021 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Many organizations may be familiar with Quality Management Systems (QMS), Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS). These systems are focused on specific objectives relating to product or service quality, health and safety in the workplace and environmental performance. But,...

Key Business Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond

15 Jan 2021 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Ongoing disruption has forced many businesses to quickly transform. Organizations turned their focus to survival and rushed to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. As organizations become optimistic about the future, these rapid changes will become an integral part of their long-term strategy. This article provides...

The ISO Show: Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks to Be Aware of

18 Dec 2020 Posted by Oscar Combs in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Home Page, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Public Agencies, Technology, Videos
Virtually every organization faces cybersecurity threats on a daily basis - whether they realize it or not. Unfortunately, a cybersecurity attack is usually undetected it has a negative impact on the organization. Don't wait until it's too late! In this episode of The ISO Show,...