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Quality Management


Quality management can be considered to have four main components: quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement.[1] Quality management is focused not only on product/service quality, but also the means to achieve it. Quality management therefore uses quality assurance and control of processes as well as products to achieve more consistent quality.

 
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Transition from Development to Production

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Since publication of this Manual in September 1985, a major New D.O.D. initiative has been instituted called TQM. Change to this Manual provides additional guidance to implement the philosophy and managerial approach involved with TQM and consists of a new template inserted in chapter ... 1. The new template aggregates TQM provisions now contained in the Manual by highlighting key DESIGN, TEST, and PRODUCTION template activity and identifying certain advances in...

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Walk-Through Metal Detectors for Use in Concealed Weapon and Contr...

By: Sarah V. Hart

Legal Reference Publication

Foreword: The Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides technical support to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) program to support law enforcement and criminal justice in the United States. OLES?s function is to develop standards and conduct research that will assist law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. OLES is: (1) subjecting existing equipment to laboratory testing and evaluation, and...

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Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs : International Experi...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Poor urban air quality in cities in the developing world takes a terrible toll in terms of human health and economic losses. Governments at all levels and donor organizations are grappling with the challenge of reducing air pollution. Vehicle emissions ar ...

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The Vietnamese Telecom Sector

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Few eras in human history have experienced such rapid change in the way societies communicate and interact as the present time. Driven by dramatic improvements in computing power and broadband access to the Internet, recent advances in computers and telec ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1990, World Health Organization, ...

By: Harry Hannon, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION Untreated, congenital hypothyroidism has devastating effects on the growth and development of infants. A deficiency in circulating thyroxine is the biochemical defect that causes this disorder. The deficiency in thyroid hormone can be the result of no thyroid gland, incomplete gland development, or inability to synthesize thyroxine because of iodine deficiency. The early detection and treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is essential to prevention of sev...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: J. M. England

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION The commonly used blood cell counters function on the principle of aperture impedance as originally described in 1956 by W.H. Coulter. There are now many types of electronic counters which use this process; thcy are of varying degrees of complexity and cost: (a) fully automated systems which measure all the components of a full blood count, including thc differential leucocyte count; (b) semi-automated systems which are preset to count the cells and also to ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: A. Kochi, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

FOREWORD Bleeding, purging, bed rest, horseback riding, the mountains, the seashore, codliver oil, castor oil, chalmoogra oil, phrenic nerve interruption, thoracoplasty, pneumothorax, lucite ball or paraffin plombage, air in the chest, air in the abdomen ... the list of attempted remedies from the Greeks to the moderns seems nearly infinite. The length of the roster is a powerful testimony to the lack of efficacy of any of these measures. However, in the eight years from...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2006 ; Issue 92415944...

By: Deborah Kioy, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

This document is the revised version of the draft handbook Quality standards in basic biomedical research (TDR/PRD/QSBR/01.1), published in 2001. The draft handbook was based on the deliberations of a specialized scientific working group (SWG) convened by the UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).1 The SWG, composed of independent scientific experts, met in Geneva 4-6 September 2000 to discuss var...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 659: Whol...

By: H. Blumenthal

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION The world's food requirements continue to grow, but in an environment of scarce resources and of limitations on methods of food production. In addition, the problems of food storage and processing make it necessary to search for effective alternative methods of food preservation, particularly where existing methods are costly because of the energy requirements and may be difficult to provide in some areas. Accordingly, it is reasonable to consider the use...

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Method 1601 : Male-Specific (F+) and Somatic Coliphage in Water by...

By: Karim Mohammad

Excerpt: This method was prepared under the direction of William A. Telliard of the Engineering and Analysis Division within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water. The EPA technical lead was Paul Berger, of the Standards and Risk Management Division within the Office of Water. This document was prepared under EPA Contract No. 68-C-98-139 by DynCorp Information & Enterprise Technology, Inc.

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Method 1602 : Male-Specific (F+) and Somatic Coliphage in Water by...

By: Hsu Fu Chih

Excerpt: This method was prepared under the direction of William A. Telliard of the Engineering and Analysis Division within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water. The EPA technical lead was Paul Berger, of the Standards and Risk Management Division within the Office of Water. This document was prepared under EPA Contract No. 68-C-98-139 by DynCorp Information & Enterprise Technology, Inc.

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Method 1668, Revision a : Chlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Water,...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: EPA Method 1668, Revision A (Method 1668A; the Method) was prepared under the direction of William A. Telliard of the Engineering and Analysis Division within EPA's Office of Water. Additional assistance in preparing the method was provided by DynCorp Information and Enterprise Technology and Interface, Inc.

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Generic Verification Protocol for Engines Draft

By: J. R. Farmer

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Office of Research and Development (EPA-ORD) has instituted the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program to verify the performance of innovative and improved technical solutions to problems that threaten human health or the environment. EPA created the ETV Program to substantially accelerate the entrance of new and improved environmental technologies into the domestic and international marketp...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: J. R. Farmer

Excerpt: This protocol describes the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program’s considerations and requirements for verification of emissions reduction provided by fuel and lubricant technologies. For purposes of this protocol, all such technologies will be identified as fuel modifications (FMs). The basis of the verification will be comparison of the emissions and performance of well-maintained, conventionally fueled (or lubricated) engines or vehicles to the...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: J. R. Farmer

Excerpt: This GVP provides the requirements for APCTVC’s verification of the performance of SCR applied to mobile and stationary source diesel engines. Other organizations (e.g., EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality [OTAQ] and the California Air Resources Board [CARB]) also verify the performance of SCR to meet the needs of those organizations. The technology applicant should discuss the intended application of the SCR with OTAQ to determine the most suitable path for verification.

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Lead-Based Paint Abatement

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The material in this document has been subject to Agency technical and policy review and approved for publication as an EPA report. Mention of trade names, products, or services, does not convey, and should not be interpreted as conveying, official EPA approval, endorsement, or recommendation.

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Lead Exposure Associated

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Environmental Protection Agency was responsible for oversight in the developing the study plan, managing and coordinating the overall study, and reviewing and editing this report. EPA Project Managers included Dan Reinhart, Darlene Watford, Susan Dillman, and Betsy Dutrow. Cindy Stroup was the Branch Chief of the Technical Programs Branch under whose direction the study was conducted.

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Techniques for Tracking, Evaluating, And Reporting the Implementat...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Trend monitoring involves long-term monitoring of changes in one or more parameters. As discussed in this guidance, public attitudes, land use, and the use of various urban BMPs are examples of parameters that could be measured with trend monitoring. Isolating the impacts of MMs and BMPs on water quality requires trend monitoring.

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Monitoring of Diesel Particulate Exhaust in the Workplace

By: M. Eileen Birch

INTRODUCTION: a. Health Effects In the United States alone, over a million workers (e.g., trucking, mining, railroad, agriculture) are occupationally exposed to diesel exhaust [1]. The widespread and growing use of diesel powered equipment has raised concern because workers exposed to diesel exhaust show an elevated (20% to 50%) risk of lung cancer [2]. While environmental exposure is a concern, occupational exposure is a greater one because workplace exposures to diesel...

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Technical Guide

By: Sang Jae Kim

A technical guide for sputum smear microscopy, based on one initiated in 1969 by Dr J Holm, the then Director of the International Union against Tuberculosis, was first published in 1978 by the IUAT as the Technical Guide for Sputum Examination for Tuberculosis by Direct Microscopy. The guide was included in the third and fourth editions of the IUATLD’s Tuberculosis Guide for Low Income Countries. It was designed to be a simple reference standard for the collection, stor...

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