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Enterprise Risk Management in Aviation Safety Management Systems

  
  
  
smssummit2012

Ever hear of the term, "Drinking water from a fire hose"?  No?  Here's some imagery for you:

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5 Things the FDA must do for Food Safety Management in 2012

  
  
  
FDa Inspections are out of control!

The title of this blog really should be "5 Things the FDA Probably Won't do for Food Safety Management in 2012."

Before you call me a pessimist, leave and go check your facebook page, let me clarify.  It's not that I don't believe in the Food and Drug Administration - quite the opposite; I think the FDA and similar regulatory agencies serve an invaluable role in society.  What I mean is that while the FDA has a strong backing in the Drug and Device manufacturing arm of the organization, Food and Food Safety has always taken a back seat. Even with the $1.4 billion allocated to the Food Safety Modernization Act over the next 5 years, the FDA still lacks the funds to enforce the act;  with federal goverment budget cuts planned for 2013, it doesn't look promising.


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Will 2012 be the year of Cap and Trade for Sustainability Management?

  
  
  
co2

Late in 2011, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Durban, South Africa to review the extension period of the Kyoto Protocol.  The protocol, created in 1997, is a treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to preserve the current climate system.  The reason why 2012 will be significant is this is the year when all parties in the treaty are expected to have reduced their GHG emissions by an average of 5.2%. 

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3 New Year's Resolutions for your Quality Management System

  
  
  
QMS Resolutions

Here we are - 2012.  This year is shaping up to be one of significance, at least in terms of unique calendrical events.  We enter the year of the Dragon, known for its pioneering spirit.  It's also a leap year and the end of the Mayan long count calendar, marking transformation (or apocalypse, if you believe that sort of thing).

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