SBS - The best value in QMS software

Putting SOPs in place in preparation for ISO certification - where to start?

N

no_angel18

#1
We are a chemical trading company, and as the ESQ Manager I am tasked to put in place the standard operating procedures in preparation for ISO certification. Our company has been in the business for almost 25 years but the SOP are in sufficient and not up to date. What are the procedures that first needed o be done? Will need all the help! Thanks!
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor
G

George Weiss

#2
Re: Help!

The ISO 9001 certification does not directly require safety SOPs, but in your chemical business, the EPA, OSHA, and DOT, would want their regulated issues covered, and so you have to determine what to include and what does not have to be within the ISO 9001 QMS scope.
I have not hunted these sites for you. Sorry………………………..
Reviewing these issues at OSHA @
http://www.osha.gov/
Reviewing these issues at EPA @ http://www.epa.gov/
Reviewing these issues at DOT @ http://www.dot.gov/
There was recently an Elsmar Cove comment on ISO 9001 and safety @
Lock-out / Tag-Out Procedures as Quality Controlled Documents?
ISO 9001 and Requirements as related to SAFETY - Procedure Control
 

harry

Super Moderator
#3
Re: QMS system way behind on procedures-where to start

......................... I am tasked to put in place the standard operating procedures in preparation for ISO certification. .............................What are the procedures that first needed o be done? .....................
Welcome to the Cove.

1. Which certification program are you pursuing? ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS? Each are different and are handled differently.

2. Are you certified to any of these standard at the present moment. If you do, the starting point is again different.

We can give you a better answer if you answer the above 2 questions.
 
N

no_angel18

#4
we are aiming to be ISO 9001 certified by October of next year in time for our 25th celebration. I already drafted the mandatory requirements under ISO9001 but i fear i still lack the supplementary procedures for our company. what are the procedures that needs to be prepared for a chemical trading company? i need help! :( thanks!
 
N

no_angel18

#5
Re: QMS system way behind on procedures-where to start

Welcome to the Cove.

1. Which certification program are you pursuing? ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS? Each are different and are handled differently.

2. Are you certified to any of these standard at the present moment. If you do, the starting point is again different.

We can give you a better answer if you answer the above 2 questions.
thanks harry! i need all the help that i can get! we are aiming to be ISO9001 certified!
 

harry

Super Moderator
#6
...................what are the procedures that needs to be prepared for a chemical trading company? i need help! :( thanks!
A QMS for different industries is basically quite similar in terms of structure, setup and procedures. You may use the 'CEFIC guidelines for chemical industries' for reference. Not much difference between the ISO year 2000 and 2008 versions.

On top of that you have to look into local regulatory requirements pertaining to product and storage.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
2 GDT of datums - Putting Datum C on a drawing Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 6
Z Putting back excluded rows/data points in a control chart Using Minitab Software 0
N "Placing on the market" & "putting into service"- one time regulatory event or Continual supply event? EU Medical Device Regulations 2
R Suggestions for putting together a DHF (Design History File) ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 3
M Putting AR's name and address on label - Authorized Representative Labeling Requirements CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 0
N Putting a new IVD on the market during the transition period EU Medical Device Regulations 4
R Putting a Supplier on Probation Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues 12
M Putting the CE Mark on Product Brochures and Posters CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 12
M Putting Quality Management Together - Getting People to see Quality as a System Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 12
S Putting Data Macros in a Form Fields - Access 2010 Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 5
M Putting First Pieces with Masters - Need opinions Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 3
1 Putting Quality in place before shipping product Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 18
R Registrar Auditor putting more emphasis on training? ISO9001:2008 General Auditing Discussions 8
K Putting a regulated device on the market without the proper ISO Certs and CE Marking EU Medical Device Regulations 9
N Combining two time series graphs and putting a break line between them Using Minitab Software 5
G Manufacturing Aide - Putting a "Manufacturing Aide or note" on a customer print? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 4
D Industry Week is putting on a Free Lean Accounting webcast Lean in Manufacturing and Service Industries 0
Marc Putting the Cat Out - Love Your Cat Funny Stuff - Jokes and Humour 8
Q Key Quality Metrics - Manufacturing - Putting together a scorecard Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 27
M SOPs - Reference Documents Section Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 3
C Language of SOPs and SOP IDs Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 7
S EU MDR CAPA - GAP Assessment on CAPA SOPs EU Medical Device Regulations 1
A Unused SIP/SOPs - IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-2 IEC 60601 - Medical Electrical Equipment Safety Standards Series 1
S SOPs applicable for Regulatory Affairs department Other ISO and International Standards and European Regulations 1
F Process Review - What is the ISO requirement for reviewing SOPs and quality documentation? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 9
L Templates for three ISO 13485:2016 SOPs ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 8
M Referencing the MDR by name in QMS SOPs EU Medical Device Regulations 2
D QMS Documentation Process - I want to put all the Process SOPs to a QMS system Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 3
I Best visual description for SOPs? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 18
S How to number and control translated SOPs - Three languages Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 4
M SOPs, Plans and Report templates for Clinical Evaluation of EU MDR Other Medical Device Related Standards 11
Q Any good Checklists for ensuring SOPs cover ISO 13485:2016 and 21CFR 820? ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 3
S How to enforce my colleagues to update SOPs? Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 4
J Purpose of Reference Section in SOPs Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 6
M Are COPs, SOPs, and MOPs required by IATF 16949? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 3
S ISO 13485:2016 - How I can integrate a risk management approach in our SOPs ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 1
S Employee Training Matrix - Keeping track of employee training on various SOPs ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 4
V Periodic review criteria for reviewing/updating SOPs US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1
W Update of SOPs for ISO 13485:2016 / MDSAP ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 28
V Which SOPs are required by GMP? US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2
R Training Production Employees When We Have SOOO Many SOPs Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 9
L What are some SOPs that a Quality Manager should have? Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 6
S Do you have all your SOPs in place vis a vis 2013/473/EU CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 3
moritz Defining a good Scope for Critical SOPs ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 7
M Difference B/W Calibration Methods & SOPs General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 4
R Do SOPs contained within the QSM require a "Point of Use" and/or "File In" footnote? Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 6
J Should a company create different SOPs for ISO14971? ISO 14971 - Medical Device Risk Management 1
J How do you Create SOPs for Multiple Authorities? EU Medical Device Regulations 8
N Sponsor asked to view our SOPs remotely using File Sharing Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 1
A ISO 13485 required high level SOPs ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 6

Similar threads

Top Bottom