The Charles Dickens Guide to Quality and Safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 12, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Author Charles Dickens was famous for his depictions of 19th Century life and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the working class. Dickens himself had a difficult life, forced into a workhouse pasting labels on shoe polish at age 12 after his father went to debtors’ prison.

Dickens understood factory life well in his era, and he’d probably have a lot to say about workplace safety and quality.

In this post, we take a look at several iconic Dickens stories, mining them for some truly Victorian quality and safety insights.

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3 Benefits of Nonconformance Management Software

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 16, 2016 / by Emily Ysaguirre

In compliance management, the role of managing and trackingnonconformances is a critical step to ensuring that product defects are flagged and handled properly. Whenever there is a product that differs from plans and specifications, something must be done. Typically, it will be flagged as a nonconforming material.

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3 Ways Risk Management Improves Compliance Across Any Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Feb 03, 2016 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Life Sciences, Transportation, Food and Beverage, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)—regardless of the industry you serve, most businesses have one thing in common: the need to manage risks effectively. Risk management is a growing concept behind compliance that helps you make better decisions to ensure continual improvement. The Quality Management System (QMS) improves this process and reduces chance of error by automating the way you approach risk.

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5 Steps Toward a More Efficient Employee Training Software Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Aug 14, 2013 / by Brenda Percy


Business today is never static. It is constantly revolving and constantly changing. Policies and procedures change, processes change, and employees come and go. With this natural ebb and flow comes the need for an effective training process. This is important because employees can be considered to be the lifeline of the organization—keeping them knowledgeable and up to date on the processes that pertain to them is the key to maintaining a well-informed workforce.

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