API Spec Q1 – Addendum 2: Your Supply Chain is Only as Strong as its Weakest Link

November 14, 2018
By Mairead Roden

Over the summer, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released an update to its Spec Q1 standard. This update, also known as Addendum 2, requires an additional layer of control over critical suppliers. Ultimately, these controls are beneficial, as they close a quality gap that was previously overlooked; however, as is the case with many improvements, […]

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Updates to ISO 22000 and ISO 50001

October 23, 2018
By Brian Schefke

This summer, the International Standards Organization (ISO) released updates to its 22000 and 50001 standards. While there is a 3-year transition period for currently certified organizations, it is important to be aware of these updates and adjust existing management systems to ensure continued compliance. Organizations wishing to gain initial certification in either of these standards, […]

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Reminder: ISGP Annual Reports Due May 15

April 17, 2018
By Brian Schefke

If you’re a business located in Washington state and you have coverage under the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP), please remember that your annual report for 2017 is due to the Department of Ecology by May 15, 2018. The annual report should include the following items: • Permittee information (permittee name, location, and permit number) […]

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Global Virtual Playbook

February 20, 2018
By Mairead Roden

Freer Consulting has the expertise and experience to support our clients as they achieve certification in various quality standards (ISO, AISC, ISM, API, etc.). While most of our clients request support for a single site, or country, we have also successfully guided clients through certification at multiple sites, and in multiple countries. A key component […]

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The Benefits of AISC Certification

February 15, 2018
By Mairead Roden

As a leading authority, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) sets the standard for quality in the US structural steel industry. When a company works to obtain AISC certification, the benefits are numerous: • Increased consistency through documented processes. • Enhanced communication and continual improvement through management reviews, training, and audits. • Improved customer […]

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