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Current ISO body-count

Yep, we’re countin’: To date, Oxebridge has found that over 220 people have died in accidents caused by companies certified by ISO certification bodies accredited by ANAB, with almost 1700 killed in accidents related to all IAF member Accreditation Bodies.

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Risk-based thinking – it’s risky not to understand the mathematics of risk (and randomness)

Dr Melvyn Langford explains how the US Department of Defense (DoD) invented the 5×5 risk matrix in the 1980s. The methodology uses ordinal numbers (which are only for ranking) as if they are suitable for calculations.  It is misleading, meaningless and … Continue reading

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Oxebridge whistleblower hotline launched

Tired of griping about the problems UKAS manufactures while the real problems of the ISO gang go on killing people?  Now you can do something about it. Whistleblow to Oxebridge’s hotline. Fill in the form, let the experts investigate and … Continue reading

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The Reasons Why The Globalists Are Destined To Lose

We have previously drawn attention to how ISO accreditation pretends to assure quality.  Yet it fails to take legal responsibility for this assurance or offer money-back guarantees like most companies do when they have any confidence in their product. BSI’s … Continue reading

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UKAS always doubted the “confidence” it sells

BSI sells ISO standards like ISO 17025 and 15189, designed to be vague enough to sell to vast numbers of the gullible. UKAS fills in the blanks, gratis, with documents like LAB 1.  These give the specifics in considerable detail. UKAS’s … Continue reading

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The most common nonconformities encountered during the assessments of medical laboratories in Hong Kong using ISO 15189 as accreditation criteria

This paper by Ho and Ho preceded that of Wilson et al. which examined ISO 17025 and was missed by these authors.  It used a similar approach to investigating the nature and number of ISO 15189 non-conformances over time. There were … Continue reading

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When ISO is not ISO

We know how badly the ISO screws up lives and the workplace when it imposes its daft management standards. That doesn’t mean that its product standards are brilliant either.  They’re nothing more than another option in the marketplace and should … Continue reading

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Nature’s Challenges in irreproducible research

Nature published a special on Challenges in irreproducible research. Monya Baker wrote on the crisis of reproducibility in research – 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility. The figures are grim for the discipline of science in which so many place … Continue reading

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Accredited forensic fakery – how assured are you feeling?

We have seen previously how Randox was fleeced by UKAS in paying for the false assurance of accreditation to ISO 17025.  It didn’t stop “rogue scientists” altering forensic results. Another forensic company has been drawn into the investigation.  Trimega Laboratories boasted … Continue reading

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ISO 9001: in need of further compulsion

ISO 9001 is slowly withering.  ISO 17025 is popular among science managers and legislators.  Therefore the new revision of ISO 17025 contains a mandatory nudge towards ISO 9001 to inject a bit of vigour into it. UKAS explains: » ISO/IEC … Continue reading

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