Certainty Blog

On-site vs Remote Audits: Their Advantages and Disadvantages

The Covid-19 pandemic quickly pushed businesses to remote work and to digitize previously manual processes. The same was said for the business’s external and internal auditing processes. As health and safety risks of the global pandemic increased, the traditional way of auditing primarily on-site needed adjusting towards remote auditing. This is only magnified for businesses involved in a globalized supply chain that regularly audits their suppliers. […]

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What is VDA 6.3?

VDA 6.3 is a guide to process auditors and outlines the certification requirements for process-based audits and for evaluating controls in the manufacturing process. The internal analysis process of VDA 6.3 focuses on customer satisfaction with customer-specific requirements. […]

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ISO 45001: the Occupational Health and Safety Standard

Workplace injuries are a prevalent problem for companies and a costly one at that. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates approximately 340 million workplace accidents annually. From a cost perspective, these accidents can result in potential lawsuits, incurring medical expenses, increased insurance premiums, and an overall loss in productivity. Equally important is the damage to your company’s reputation with your customers or clients. […]

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OSHA Recordable vs Reportable: What are the Differences?

OSHA filing and report submissions can be a daunting task for the 8 million US OSHA-compliant worksites. Confusion about whether a work-related incident is recordable or reportable is a challenge for many businesses. However, it’s important to get it right or face the risk of being penalized.

To help simplify the processes, we’ll clarify what separates an OSHA recordable incident from an OSHA reportable incident. […]

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The COSHH Risk Assessment: What it is and How to Complete it

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations (COSHH) requires employers to monitor and manage the use of any substances that are potentially hazardous to health. According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), these substances may include (but are not limited to) chemicals and products containing hazardous chemicals […]

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Considering COSHH — What’s Covered and Who’s Impacted

Hazardous substances in the workplace pose potential health risks. Consider a manufacturing plant with an excess of dust and vapors. Not only could these substances harm workers after prolonged exposure, but could lead to even more significant hazards such as unexpected and uncontrolled fire or explosions. This isn’t just an academic risk — as noted by World-Grain, the United States experiences eight-grain dust explosions every year on average. […]

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Incident vs Accident — Understanding the Differences for Improved Safety

Accidents happen. According to the International Labour Organization, approximately 340 million workplace accidents happen each year.

But accidents don’t tell the whole story. While taking steps to reduce the risk of accidents can help keep workers safe and limit potential disruptions, organizations also need to consider the role of incidents in improving overall safety. […]

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