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Dock-to-Stock Program

  Question Submitted by JD Stevens, Sr. Director of QHSE at Ulterra Drilling Technologies L.P.   Q: Is there a way to implement a dock-to-stock program that complies with API Spec Q1?   I am being requested to implement a dock-to-stock program for certain...

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API Winter Standardization Conference Series (2021); SC18 – Subcommittee on Quality

API Spec Q1 (10th Edition) and API Spec Q2 (2nd Edition) are currently in the ballot review and comment phase. While it may seem that this is business as usual, companies licensed under an API product specification or who have a quality management system certification are obliged to follow API Spec. Q1, Clause 4.4.4, Use of External Documents in Product Realization.

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Sustaining Your Management System During a Pandemic

Historically, organizations conforming to API Spec Q1, 9th Edition, Addendum 2 have had approximately two years to identify, implement, and maintain practices related to Addendum 2’s intent: criticality. Due to the changes brought about by the pandemic, organizations should be robustly implementing their practices for Risk Assessment, Contingency Planning, and Management of Change.

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