Universal Journal of Management Vol. 3(12), pp. 487 - 490
DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2015.031202
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Linking Safety to Quality for Small Manufacturing Businesses


Sebastian Henao 1, Syed Adeel Ahmed 2,*, Mia Thornton 3
1 College of Business Administration, University of New Orleans, USA
2 Department of Physics, Xavier University of Louisiana, USA
3 Sigma Greenbelt & TQM Certified, USA

ABSTRACT

In many manufacturing settings, companies have implemented quality management system standards to ensure they meet the needs of customers. An example of a system that has been globally adopted is ISO 9001. This proactive system is abided by in an organization to maintain customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. In addition to quality, manufacturers have an obligation to care for the safety of their employees and customers. Similarly to quality, safety in the workplace should be a proactive movement. By integrating safety with quality systems, it becomes a manager's responsibility. With integration, there is an emphasis placed on conformance through management review.

KEYWORDS
ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, OSHA, Quality Management Systems

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Sebastian Henao , Syed Adeel Ahmed , Mia Thornton , "Linking Safety to Quality for Small Manufacturing Businesses," Universal Journal of Management, Vol. 3, No. 12, pp. 487 - 490, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2015.031202.

(b). APA Format:
Sebastian Henao , Syed Adeel Ahmed , Mia Thornton (2015). Linking Safety to Quality for Small Manufacturing Businesses. Universal Journal of Management, 3(12), 487 - 490. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2015.031202.