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  • 25 Dec 2020
    ISO standards have been around for over three decades now. Prior ISO standards each country had their own specific standards for quality, environmental protection, occupational health and se...
    24 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • ISO standards have been around for over three decades now. Prior ISO standards each country had their own specific standards for quality, environmental protection, occupational health and security etc. These may have been in the form of industry specific standards that were published by an industry association, military spec standards or other similar standards set by corporations for their customers. ISO standards are based on the process-based approach and variation of this have existed since the first world wars. While ISO standard are voluntary many organizations choose to get certified and have their personnel complete training programs such as ISO 9001 2015 training. ISO 9001 2015 training prepares personnel with an understanding of the interpretation of the ISO standard and how to tailor it to that they specifically do when implementing the standard. So why then opt for certification when certification is not needed by ISO? ISO is not a governing body and cannot dictate to other countries what they must or must not do, neither can they to organizations as they are not a statutory body. Certification has grown as trust in the standards have grown. Certification to ISO standards signify a commitment to meeting the requirements of the standard not matter which country they are implemented in and no matter by what industry. It also signifies a commitment to continual improvement. Sometimes certification is voluntary and sometimes it may be mandatory as in the case of Contractual requirements where a buyer requires the supplier to bee certified. This reduces the onus of the buyer to assess the effectiveness of the supplier to provide conforming products or services. This is done by the certification body. Certification bodies during this assessment will assess the awareness of the personnel and organizations may evidence this by demonstrating that personnel have undergone an ISO 9001 2015 training. The training alone however is not enough, there is a need for the personnel to be able to effectively speak to what they do. To demonstrate an understanding of the policy, objectives and the processes they are a part of. In recent years discussions have come up on the validity of the ISO certifications and whether they can be relied upon. The international bodies responsible for accreditation of certification bodies do their utmost best to ensure that due diligence is exercised. Companies must however realize that by implementing ISO standards and providing ISO 9001 2015 training they will evidence benefits far beyond the cost of certification or even the cost of implementing the system. Continual improvement has resulted for many in savings of operational costs, personnel retention, increased customer satisfaction and increased efficiency. QMII provides ISO 9001 2015 training in both and onsite and virtual format to meet your ISO certification needs.    
    Dec 25, 2020 24
  • 01 Nov 2020
    Responsible Care is an initiative of the American Chemistry Council to enable sustainable production and management ofchemicals. Member companies of ACC have committed to implement a respons...
    44 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • Responsible Care is an initiative of the American Chemistry Council to enable sustainable production and management ofchemicals. Member companies of ACC have committed to implement a responsible care management system (RCMS) that meets the requirement of the RCMS Technical Specification. In some cases, companies have opted for RC14001 which includes both the requirements of ISO 14001 and RCMS. Both standards are based on the plan-do-check-act cycle. While external assessors assess the effectiveness of the system, organizations should internally assess how mature is their system. To assess the maturity companies, need to determine which stages of the cycle they are in. Level 1 is for those companies whose leadership has committed to implementation of a rcms. This is a critical step for the success of the system. It signifies to stakeholders both internally and externally that the company will provide the resources and other needed controls to ensure an effective system. Leaders make a commitment to implement RCMS globally across all branches of the company. By implementing the system organizations are also able to meet the UN sustainable development goals. Companies at maturity level 2, companies have started planning their system as also implementing their system though they have not reached the stage of continual improvement yet. The system is being used on a regular basis, but non-conformities are not being identified timely perhaps. Companies have started to integrate responsible care into their system at this stage and awareness among employees is growing. At maturity level 3, companies have gone through the full plan-do-check-act cycle and have now started to continually improve. The system however is still reactive. This means that a risk-based approach has not been taken in all aspects of business operations. The companies at level 3 are implementing RCMS because they have to and not because they see the tangible benefits of implementing a management system. Companies that have reached maturity level 4 are now proactive, employees are aware of the risks and regularly contribute to the improvement of the system as also timely address risks. Companies at this level are able to sustain the improvements made and corrective actions taken are effective. Companies at maturity level 4 also share their best practices with the larger industry so that all may benefit from their experiences. RCMS has eight guidelines upon which it is based, and the Responsible Care codes support the Technical specification. Organizations seeking conformity to the specification should conduct a self-assessment of their system. Personnel conducting the assessment should complete an RCMS Lead auditor course. QMII offers this course in both a virtual online and onsite format.
    Nov 01, 2020 44
  • 17 Oct 2020
    Data or raw {information is|details are|facts are|info is} the backbone {of any|associated with a|of the|from a} industry or business organization. However, raw {data is|information is|detai...
    52 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • Data or raw {information is|details are|facts are|info is} the backbone {of any|associated with a|of the|from a} industry or business organization. However, raw {data is|information is|details are|info is} seldom {useful in|beneficial in|valuable in|attractive} its pure form. For it to be {of any|associated with a|of the|from a} use, data {has to be|needs to be|must be|should be} recorded properly and organized {in a|inside a|in the|in a very} particular manner. Only then can data be processed. That is why {it is important to|you should|you will need to|it is very important} ensure accurate data entry. 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  • 27 Sep 2020
    Positioned in Sengkang Central, the growth of this development is part of the very first incorporated neighborhood with a new way of living centre within the northeast area.  Sengkang Grand...
    55 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • Positioned in Sengkang Central, the growth of this development is part of the very first incorporated neighborhood with a new way of living centre within the northeast area.  Sengkang Grand Residences  makes up 680 condo devices that are spread out throughout 9 blocks.  Additionally Sengkang Grand Residences includes a retail shopping center, hawker centre, neighborhood club, child care centre, area plaza and also a bus interchange. The three-storey shopping center has a gross flooring location of 160,000 sq ft.  City Development Limited and CapitaLand are the developer for Sengkang Grand Residences with a area size of 3.7 ha.  This makes this plot the greatest residential and commercial use granted in year 2015, for $777.78 million in August 2018 during the tender.  Another block buster development will be Piermont Grand location at Punggol.  This development will be captivating for most people as the projects along North East line is one of the hottest location that most would desire to live in. As the brand-new heart beat of Sengkang, the incorporated growth exhibits the value of  having all amenities in one place 'integrated development' with its vibrant mix of retail as part of incorporating with community areas into one development.  This gives the luxury of conveniences to the residents in the developments.  People that stay along the North east line will benefit from this integrated development with a transport hub.  Piermont Grand, which is a new executive condo will be among the latest development to benefit. Many anticipates Sengkang Grand Residences to be popular as it provided its hassle-free place atop a transportation center with straight accessibility to a shopping mall and the neighborhood facilities.  This does come with a high price with minimim entry price of $798,000 for a one-bedroom with study bedroom, $998,000 for a two-bedder, $1.498 million for a three-bedder, as well as $2.1 million for a four-bedroom costs plus flexi layout. Piermont Grand price is from $888,000 for a 3 bedder.  It is 2 stations down from Sengkang Grand Residences.                                                                                                                       
    Sep 27, 2020 55
  • 09 Sep 2020
    The towing industry has gone many years without regulation. The need for safety management systems aboard tow boats especially those operating on the inland rivers has been known for some ti...
    64 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • The towing industry has gone many years without regulation. The need for safety management systems aboard tow boats especially those operating on the inland rivers has been known for some time. Many incidents that resulted in damage to the marine environment and loss of life drive the publication of subchapter M. The regulation ushers in a new era for tow boat safety and for those working abord the vessels. There is a greater responsibility of operators to maintain the vessels better as also to conduct periodic maintenance of equipment to ensure they are operating as needed. In addition, subchapter M 46CFR Subpart D places the requirements for crew safety. These requirements include the following: Personnel Records – The master of the vessel to keep an accurate list of crew members aboard as also their responsibilities. In addition, a record in the vessel’s logbook of the watchkeepers and the date time at which they assumed a week and when they were relieved of their watch. Emergency duties and duty stations – The emergency duties and duty stations should be posted in a conspicuous location as also include the responsibilities of each crew member for certain emergencies as listed in this subpart of subchapter M. Some of the emergencies to prepare for include fire, abandon ship and a person overboard. Safety orientation – All personnel joining a vessel must receive a safety orientation upon joining that covers certain key safety areas. A record is to be maintained of the safety orientation conducted. If they have sailed on a similar vessel prior joining, then only areas of differences need to be familiarized. The familiarization must be conducted prior to getting underway and this also includes familiarization for non-crew members. Emergency drills and instruction - Subchapter M requires that Drills be conducted as afar as possible on board the vessels as also at least once a year. The drills must be conducted as if there were an actual emergency and records of the drill should be kept. Fall overboard prevention – Procedures are to be established by the owner/operator of the vessel to address prevention of falls overboard and the recovery of persons in the water. This to include work on the two, when line handling and then transferring between the pier or other vessel. Work Vests and First Aid equipment – As per this subpart of subchapter M all applicable vessels need to carry work vest and/or lifejackets for persons working over side as also a medical kit based on the area of operations. Subchapter M will take time before it is accepted and leads to a culture of proactive safety rather then reactive safety. Personnel understanding what’s in it for them will drive greater acceptance and embrace quicker the by all the value that this requirement brings.
    Sep 09, 2020 64
  • 09 Sep 2020
    Subchapter M brings a new regime to inland water vessels on US waterways that they previously did not have to deal with. While the statement may come across as negative Subchapter M as a who...
    66 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • Subchapter M brings a new regime to inland water vessels on US waterways that they previously did not have to deal with. While the statement may come across as negative Subchapter M as a whole has been a positive regulation for many stakeholders on the waterways. It essentially calls for measures to be implemented to enable safer operations along the waterways. As a part of the regulations are the new manning requirements for vessels. Under Subchapter M, 46 CFR 15.405, every credentialed mariner employed aboard must be provided with familiarization training of two kinds. The first includes familiarization with their duties and responsibilities prior taking them on. This would also include familiarization with all the equipment they would need to operate. A second familiarization includes training in the lifesaving and firefighting equipment aboard the vessel. They must also be made aware of their emergency stations. While the CFR does not specifically specify a timeline, it is recommended that this be done within 24 hours of the mariner joining the vessel, in keeping with international best practices. Certification requirements for crewmembers, per subchapter M, include requirements for credentialing as able seamen, QMEDs and ratings forming part of a navigational or engineering watch. In addition, proficiency credentialing for lifeboatmen, fast recue boat, person in charge of medical care, medical first-aid provider, GMDSS radio operator and credentials for entry level personnel will be required. Details related to these can be found in 46 CFR 15.404. It is important that the operators take measures to ensure that personnel serving aboard their vessels are complaint with the above requirements.  In addition, it is recommended that periodic, regular health checks be conducted for all seafarers. There have been many cases where poor health and fitness led to an untimely incident that resulted in great losses for a company. Familiarization in itself may seem a minor thing to be done and often may not get done diligently. History, however, has shown us lessons from numerous accidents where vessels were involved in an incident less than 12 hours after departing port. Subchapter M also sets out the requirements for watchkeeping and working hours as applicable to vessel type. All the above will initially get implemented owing inspections done either by the USCG or an approved TPO. However, the intent of subchapter M is in essence to allow towboat operators to self-regulate. It is not the intent to police unless the need to do so arises. Safe waterways benefit all concerned and in a major economy like the United States is a hug contributor to the economy. A shutdown of a major waterway can severely impact the economy. People enable the systems aboard and need to be competent for the system to be successful.    
    Sep 09, 2020 66
  • 06 Aug 2020
    There are chances that DEA and FBI officials can get you effectively if your own data spills. Despite the fact that there are some handy techniques that can continue buying LSD secretly on t...
    83 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • There are chances that DEA and FBI officials can get you effectively if your own data spills. Despite the fact that there are some handy techniques that can continue buying LSD secretly on the web, one such strategy is the utilization of Virtual Private systems and the utilization of Cryptocurrencies to pay.   Where would i be able to purchase LSD on the web?   One significant method of 1p buy lsd online is to submit your request in obscurity world. A few nations, for example, Finland, report higher acquisition of these medications from dull web markets. A portion of these sites encourage the buy and conveyance of LSD whenever of the day.   On the off chance that you should purchase from any of the dull sites, try not to request tests since they won't send. Simply put in the request and hang tight for the conveyance. Something else, ensure you are sourcing your LSD from a real supplier. Furthermore, secure yourself by utilizing Virtual Private Networks and utilizing unregulated Cryptocurrencies, for example, Bitcoins to pay for the items. purchase LSD on the web   Impacts of utilizing LSD   Before I control you on the best way to get such a medication on the web, I need to ensure you are aware of its belongings. Right off the bat, LSD is a brain adjusting drug that can make you see and hear things that don't exist. At the point when utilized, it for the most part modifies with the usefulness of serotonin receptors that exist in your mind. This is the synapse that controls a few parts of your reasoning and emotions. It encourages the way toward administering your faculties, directing your considerations, and furthermore controls your conduct and temperament.   LSD use's belongings shift from individual to individual, making it difficult to anticipate whether it will have a positive or a negative outing in your mind. A portion of the impacts incorporate fantasies, adjusted sounds, tension, and sorrow, flashbacks, quick pulse, mutilated visual impression of hues, and shapes, among numerous others Lysergic Acid Diethylamide(buy LSD online) is a semi-synthetic compound derived from ergot (a fungus that grows on rye). In its pure form it is a white, odorless, crystalline powder that is soluble in water. It is normally consumed orally and creates intense psychological dependence. LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is one of the main drugs in the category of hallucinogens. Hallucinogens cause deep hallucination-distortions in the perception of reality. Hallucinogens achieve their effects by disrupting the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin. The serotonin system is distributed in the brain and spinal cord, and is involved in controlling the systems of behavior, perception, and regulation, including mood, hunger, body temperature, sexual behavior, muscle control, and sensory perception. Under the influence of hallucinogens, people see images, hear sounds, and feel sensations that seem real but are not. Some hallucinogens also produce rapid and intense emotional changes. Among the mood-altering chemicals, LSD is one of the most potent. Discovered in 1938, it is made from lysergic acid, found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other cereals.  
    Aug 06, 2020 83
  • 01 Aug 2020
    Recently on the web looking has become component of consistently life and contends mind on with increasingly ordinary methods for purchasing everything from products to travel.Despite the as...
    83 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • Recently on the web looking has become component of consistently life and contends mind on with increasingly ordinary methods for purchasing everything from products to travel.Despite the ascent in internet shopping you will discover frequently questions of specific information slipping into an inappropriate arms and the threat of Mastercard trick happening. While everything gets an opportunity, shopping on the web should be generally protected contribution you follow these suggestions to help keep your realities in the best hands.Use notable destinations: The Internet has matured to the phase that various on line organizations such as Amazon are turning out to be house names. Additionally, significant makers from fact have moved on the web. Notable names will probably use the most recent on the web safety efforts and deal with countless exchanges. Validcc   Continuously check business name with first time purchases: seogenious2k19 Occasionally you're bound to need to buy anything on the web from an association you've not acquired from previously. In the event that it's your first time looking with a business, at that point peruse the business before by and large creation buys to be certain they have an extraordinary notoriety. Before the web you needed to rely upon individuals you know for suggestions however nowadays there are various client survey sites any place organizations and things are evaluated and talked about. You can even check the Greater Organization Office for subtleties on the organization including known protests.   Just utilize ensured sites: Once your satisfied with the association you are purchasing from you'll have to ensure your charge card realities are being readied utilizing a protected association. The most well-known type of ensured encryption is perceived as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL for short. SSL scrambles data and delays it down in to little pieces so the information can not be perused by anybody endeavoring to catch it. To check your buy is applying SSL or ensured innovation there are consistently a not many what to consider in your Internet program. Depending in your program alterations you might be given a data expressing that you're entering a protected territory. The secured place normally begins the underlying site any place you enter individual subtleties. You may likewise know about a latch picture in your guest representing the page is secure. Normally the handle bar in your guest can shift from beginning with http to https. Security Rule: An expanding amount of online stores currently demand a CVV or card confirmation number when thinking of a buy. The CVV rule is the little sign uncovered on the mark club on the rear of one's card. Normally the last 3 digits of the standard are required. This is to forestall someone who has figured out how to really get your name; card number and end date from to have the option to deliver purchases using your card.   Greater security: Still another wellbeing highlight that bank card associations are utilizing is to make still another degree of security with the option of an extra secret key. A case of this truly is Verified by Charge or Mastercard Secure Code. This truly is a suggested include along these lines just presents support with chosen locales or cost preparing frameworks. In the event that you trigger the sign and shop on sites that hold the logo, the view procedure will require the code you place up to have the option to approve your buy.   Phishing messages - don't get snared: Be acquainted with email tricks made to partition you from your charge card data. Email tricks that are made to gather individual information, for example, for example records and charge card realities are alluded to as phishing messages. The idea is that thousands or an immense determination of thousands are conveyed in the trust of bringing in clueless subjects and keeping them to spend classified data. The messages give off an impression of being from notable organizations and will look very persuading. Yet, decent associations including all banks won't give you a message with a connection looking for your login, secret key or charge card subtleties. If all else fails, type the web handle of the association it identifies with straight into the program as opposed to resulting the email interface.
    Aug 01, 2020 83
  • 27 Jun 2020
      Subchapter M took nearly 10 years to come into force and become regulation. The need for better control of inland water vessels was recognized years ago but only as the number of casualt...
    107 Posted by Leton Biswas
  •   Subchapter M took nearly 10 years to come into force and become regulation. The need for better control of inland water vessels was recognized years ago but only as the number of casualties grew did the pressure for regulating this industry grew. The Maritime industry globally, whether blue-water or ocean-going vessels of inland water operators, is reactive in nature. For why an owner expense extra money when everything is working well and ‘nothin’ ain’t broke’. It was the same case with the ISM code when it first came into effect. It even took a few major casualties to draw attention for the need of a process-based safety management system abord ships. At first, as with Subchapter M, it was met with a lot of resistance from industry. It was viewed as bureaucratic red tape that just slowed down operations, a system for apportioning blame on individuals based on the records kept, a method for operators ashore to micro-manage vessel operations. Perhaps in those initial years, in poorly implemented management systems, it was all these and more. Subchapter M is slowly being phased in across the United States with all companies needed to have 50% of their fleet with a USCG Certificate of Inspection (COI) by July 2020. There are costs associated with the associated check and inspections that are viewed as an added burden by tug operators. The cost of safety/quality has not been weighed yet. Only time will deliver the data needed to show how a well implemented system will benefit all stakeholders in the long run. While there is a certain amount of compliance associated with Subchapter M, the intent of the regulation is to improve vessel safety for vessels operating in U.S. inland waters. The regulations are intended to build a pro-active culture of safety rather than a reactive one. The old adage “A fools learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from other’s” comes to mind. Subchapter M regulations have been defined keeping in mind best practices and lessons learned from accidents/incidents over the years. The inland maritime industry has a while to go before a culture of safety becomes second nature, where data will enable evidence-based decision making and improvement. Where non-conformities will be embraced, and risks identified to prevent non-conformities before they occur. The system will be proactive in ensuring not only the safety of the vessel and the cargo but also the safety of the crew, the marine environment, other vessels/leisure craft and the surrounding communities.  
    Jun 27, 2020 107
  • 14 Jun 2020
    Subchapter M is already in force and close to two years have passed since it was first passed. As with all management systems there is a tendency to over document. Over documentation often h...
    127 Posted by Leton Biswas
  • Subchapter M is already in force and close to two years have passed since it was first passed. As with all management systems there is a tendency to over document. Over documentation often happens when organizations do not capture their system the way it works best for them but capture it based upon a template, advise of a consultant or perhaps even based on inputs from the auditor! The latter should be avoided at all costs and in fact the auditor should be advised that it is not their place to recommend. Let us look at the records keeping requirements of Subchapter  M  for a start. As with the ISM code and ISO 9001 subchapter m does not require a hard copy of all records to be kept. It allows an electronic copy of the records to be maintained provided there is control over the electronic records as well as a way to manage changes to records. 46 CFR 140.915 list the following items to be recorded in the Towing Vessel Record (TVR) or official logbook of the vessel: Personnel records – This includes a crew list, including passengers, and the watchkeeping responsibilities assigned to them. Safety orientation – This is a record of familiarization being provided to new-joining personnel prior to getting underway for the first time. The record includes the date of the training, topics covered, trainer’s signature and trainee’s signature. Record of drills and instruction – This includes a record of drills conducted as required by Subchapter m regulation 140.420. Drills to be conducted as if the emergency were real and record maintained of the type of drill, date of drill and a list of personnel attending. Examinations and tests – This include a record of testing of key equipment prior to getting underway Operative navigational safety equipment – All vessels required to comply with subchapter m need to have “required navigational-safety equipment in a fully-functioning, operational condition.” When there is a failure of such equipment and subsequent repair records of the same to be maintained in the TVR. Navigation assessment – subchapter m requires a navigational assessment to be conducted prior beginning a voyage and then re-assessed at each change of watch to determine any operational risks. Records to be maintained in the TVR of date and time when conducted, the person doing it, and the starting and ending points of the voyage that the assessment covers. Navigation safety training – crew members must receive training prior assuming duties related to the safe operation of the vessel. Records must be kept of this training. Oil residue discharges and disposals – Records must be maintained of any oil spilled overboard. Record of inspection of towing gear – Records to be maintained of type of towing gear and name of person conducting the assessment. Fire-detection and fixed fire-extinguishing – Records to be maintained per subchapter m 46 CFR 142.240.   The above is a list of records that need to be maintained. In a subsequent article we will cover the need for additional documentation as required by subchapter m.  
    Jun 14, 2020 127