Re: ISO9001 certification

Subject: Re: ISO9001 certification
From: Smokey L Bare <slbare -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 13:33:32 -0500

Also John, STC has a great SIG 'Quality' group. Ralph is involved with
it as well. They do have a great updates newsletter they publish to keep
QA issue how-tos up front.


On Fri, 3 Apr 1998 12:04:12 -0600 "L. H. Garlinghouse"
<garlinghou -at- WATERLOOINDUSTRIES -dot- COM> writes:
> Jon Leer <jleer -at- LTC -dot- MV -dot- COM writes:
>> I am curious, has anybody on the list gotten ISO certified? Would
>there be
>> any direct benefit for a writer to get certified? (I know large
>> do this, but could a contract writer's reception be better if
>I got on this list out of curiousity. My main thrust for the last 7
>years at two employers (manufacturing) was certification to the ISO
>9K standard, which has involved lots of technical writing (thus my
>interest in this list).
>I doubt that there would be any direct benefit for you going to the
>expense of paying a third party auditor to audit you, find you
>compliant (hopefully) to the standard, and add your name to a
>register of similar enterprises.
>There could be some benefit from taking some classes in the standard,
>perhaps an executive overview and an auditor's class. This would set
> you up for two things: 1. You could decide how much your
>enterprise would benefit from creating an ISO 9k Quality system
>(whether or not you go to the expense of registration); and 2. You
>could be in a better position to tap into the ISO documentation
>market by being able to demostrate knowledge of the standard.
>There is a good ISO discussion list that you might want to join (out
>of curiousity) at:
>LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- NODAK -dot- EDU -dot-
>in the body put: subscribe iso9000 (your name)
><< All opinions, statements, &c are my own>>
>L.H. Garlinghouse, C.Q.E.
>Pocahontas AR U.S.A.
>(870) 892-4586 ext 7659
>garlinghou -at- waterlooindustries -dot- com
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