Remote Compliance Support for Essential Operations

Last night, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which requires Washingtonians to stay home for at least the next two weeks to flatten the curve of the COVID19 pandemic and keep our healthcare system functioning. This order is crucial for the health of our community. It also highlights just how many sectors […]

COVID-19: We’re Here to Help with Remote Compliance

The COVID-19 pandemic is traumatic from all angles. We’re worried about the health of ourselves, our loved ones, our community, our economy—the impacts are far-reaching and potentially long-lasting. Social distancing is critical, but so is food and shelter. At Freer Consulting, we are fortunate to be able to work from home, to earn a paycheck […]

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System: Important for Your Business, and Required for R2 Standard Certification

The ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted environmental system that will increase efficiency within your company, and is needed for getting certified with other leading environmental standards. Keeping an eye out for the environment in this day and age should not only be a top priority for ourselves, but for our businesses as well. Implementing […]

ISO9001:2015 Updated Standard: Putting Emphasis on Leadership in a Quality Management System

Certain key factors play crucial roles when leaders aim to maintain and eventually fulfill a vision in a quality management system (QMS). The ISO9001 updated standard serves to highlight the importance of reliable and compatible leadership in the overall effort to maximize efficiency and maintain continuous improvement.  View our white paper to learn more about: […]

APIQR Scope of Registration Update

The American Petroleum Institute Quality Registrar (APIQR) is reviewing all scope statements to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity assessment. APIQR will do this in three phases: Phase 1 – Review existing scope statements and update those with grammar errors and vague and/or non-auditable activities/products. Phase 2 –Validate facility scope statements in audit reports […]

Empowering Employee Ideas Published in Compliance and Ethics Professional

Freer Consulting’s Carrie Salters published “Empowering Employee Ideas: Turning Sour Grapes Into Fine Wine” in this month’s issue of Compliance and Ethics Professional (CEP) Magazine. Her article discusses issues and solutions in management for organizations with safety, quality, or environmental management systems implementing change. If you would like to know more about how Freer Consulting […]

UST Cathodic Protection Repair and Testing

If you’re an owner or operator of an underground storage tank (UST) in Washington, you’re no doubt aware of the requirement to test your tank’s cathodic protection (CP) system every three years to ensure that it’s functioning properly. You may not, however, be aware of the required testing cycle should you need to refit or […]

Becoming a Greener Distillery

Owning a distillery can produce significant carbon emissions and waste. From coal-generated electricity and plastic cups to airline travel and freight shipments, nearly everything used to run a distillery can negatively impact the environment. Fortunately, for every decision you make for your distillery, there is a greener alternative. Distiller’s Magazine has a great article about […]