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Earth Day 2016

While the world may be divided up into many different countries, each with their own unique set of conflicts/issues, one concept is universally accepted:  we all share this one planet Earth and we all have responsibility to help take care of it.  Each year this fact is recognized with the global celebration of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated on April 22.  On this day, from the corporate level down to the individual level, events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  The goal of the day is to bring global attention to the critical nature of protecting our planet and to foster unity in addressing this issue.

Earth Day 2016

At Tella Tool, we support Earth Day and are committed to continuous improvement in our policies relative to environmental protection. We are compliant to the standard ISO 14001-2004 and registered with Smithers Quality Systems. ISO 14001-2004 is a family of standards pertaining to environmental management that help companies conserve vital resources and prevent pollution.  By becoming compliant to these standards, we are able to reduce operating costs via improved efficiency and waste reduction, improve the health and safety conditions for our employees, and reduce the risk of environmental liabilities.  These practices help us to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem, as it pertains to environmental pollution.

To maintain the focus of continually improving on our environmental policy, we have developed and implemented an annual training plan for our plants.  This assures that new employees, as well as long-term employees, are all up to date on company expectations.  We also utilize the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) which sets the criteria for the classification of health, physical, and environmental hazards, as well as clarifying what information should be included in safety data sheets and on the labels of hazardous chemicals.  Additionally, we offer “Bloodborne Pathogens Training” to our employees to be certain they receive information related to bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control exposure in the workplace, vaccinations and medical evaluation information and post exposure follow-up procedures.  Future Tella Tool environmental plans include investing in the purchase of a compactor to reduce the size of the waste material we produce.  All current and future initiatives ultimately contribute to putting into action our commitment to the environment.

Taking a firm stance on environmental issues is something we take seriously here at Tella Tool.  As a leading job shop with state-of-the-art capabilities, we believe in being at the forefront of the effort to promote environmental protection.  By setting and adhering to high standards for ourselves, we hope to set an example for other companies…..because it will take the efforts of all companies and all individuals to tackle the responsibility of caring for our great planet, Earth.  To learn more about our manufacturing capabilities and/or our environmental policy, please contact us here.

ISO Certification – Everything You Need to Know

If your company wants to get ISO certified, there are several steps that need to be followed. When followed in order, you can implement a quality ISO process for your company, regardless of what industry you’re in or how big the company is. When you have your ISO Certification, customers will know you are serious about your business and employees will better understand processes in place for quality or organization.

After determining you want to be ISO Certified, it’s important to think about what exactly you want to get out of your certification. Things to consider are quality, customer satisfaction, profitability, and more. After deciding what areas to target, it’s important to implement the proper documentation, in accordance with the standards set forth by ISO. For example, you’ll need a Quality Manual and also Quality System Procedure documents. There are generic documents you can purchase and adjust as needed or you can hire a professional to construct the right documents if you need to get more specific.

With documentation in place, train employees with the new standards. Since not all employees may be affected by all aspects of the new guidelines, train accordingly. In order for the ISO to be as successful as possible, it’s important to make sure everyone is on the same page.

When you have completed these steps, it’s time to find a registrar. There are many registrars, so if you don’t know one you may want to consider using one that has worked with your type of industry before. Although this isn’t paramount, it can make things faster. After having used your new system for several months, you can set up a date and time to get a certification audit. You will want to make sure everyone is properly trained before getting certified and that you have any documentation, such as inspection or training records, readily available.

When you have done all of this, it’s time to get certified. Customers who see an ISO Certificate hanging on your wall will know your company cares enough to keep up with industry standards and that your service and/or products will meet their expectations.