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Westgard Rules

Westgard Rules

The Westgard Rules were originally developed by James Westgard. He published the rules in his book and discussed them extensively during his seminars on quality control. The rules are all related to statistical patterns and how likely they are to occur with just random variability. If the results of an analysis are outside of the

VUCA

VUCA

VUCA is an acronym that has been used in many environments since the late 1980’s. It stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. While this acronym has been used for many different things, it is commonly used today in workplace environments. It is used when discussing various risks or events that are difficult or impossible

PSI

PSI

PSI stands for pounds per square inch. It is a unit of pressure that is commonly used to determine how much pressure is on some type of container. This will often apply to things like air pressure in tires, gas pressure in a pipe, and much more. All containers will have a maximum amount of pressure

STEL

STEL

STEL stands for short-term exposure limit. This is a term used to describe the amount of exposure to a specific substance that is acceptable over a short period of time. Unless otherwise stated, the STEL of something can be assumed to be over a period of 15 minutes at a time. In most cases, the

ADA Signs

ADA Signs

Displaying signs is a great way to convey information to people in the area. Since signs can display information in a variety of ways, they are very efficient. Most signs use words or pictures to give people the information that they need. While this is a good start, you will also want to take further

CTQ

CTQ

CTQ stands for critical-to-quality. This is a concept that is commonly used in manufacturing, product development, and other related fields. The idea is that anything that must be part of a product to satisfy the customer’s needs is critical to the quality of that product. Anything that the customer does not see as necessary should

RFI

RFI

An RFI, or Request for Information, is a popular way to get information from suppliers or vendors. Businesses will send an RFI to their suppliers to determine whether they will be able to meet their needs, or to get answers to some other types of questions. In most cases, the RFIs that are sent out will follow

Hazard Radio

Hazard Radio

A hazard ratio is a way to evaluate the potential hazard of something compared to something else. One of the most common places where this is used is in the creation and testing of drugs. The pharmaceutical company may run a test to determine what type of impact a new drug has. This can be done

TLV

TLV

TLV stands for Threshold Limit Value. It is a term used to describe the level of exposure that an employee can experience without having any adverse side effects. This term is used in a variety of different industries, and in countries around the world. It is most used to describe how much exposure to chemicals

RFID

RFID

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. It is a technology that uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track special tags that are attached to various types of objects. RFID technology is used in many different industries because it is a simple and affordable option for tracking all sorts of different things. The RFID system is made

NEC

NEC

NEC, or the National Electrical Code, is a set of standards related to the way that electrical wiring should be installed in the United States. NEC is also known as NFPA 70. This set of standards is not actually a federal law, but rather a set of best practices that are followed by most companies. The standards

NEMA

NEMA

NEMA stands for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. It was founded in 1926 with the goal of advocating for the electrical manufacturing industry. As the largest trade association for electrical equipment manufacturers in the US, this group creates and publishes various standards for electrical products. This includes standards for things like household electrical outlets, plugs,

IEC

IEC

IEC stands for the International Electrotechnical Commission. It is an international standards organization that helps to prepare international standards for a variety of things related to technical, electrical, and electronic topics. They publish these standards for the industry throughout the world. With 89 member countries following the standards published by the IEC, they are one

SCBA

SCBA

SCBA stands for self-contained breathing apparatus. This is a device that is designed to provide breathable air to the person who is wearing it. They are primarily going to be used in environments where the atmosphere is hazardous to the life or health of the person who is wearing it. Having a steady supply of

Facility Condition Assessment

Facility Condition Assessment

A facility condition assessment, or FCA, is a common activity that is done to many different types of facilities including warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and more. They are done to determine the condition of the facility, which can be essential for things like safety, efficiency, and much more. The assessment will look at all aspects of

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