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In the context of quality management, Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal that is of significant concern due to its adverse health and environmental effects. It is subject to strict regulations and quality control measures to limit its presence in products and processes. Managing cadmium levels is essential to ensure compliance with safety and environmental standards and protect human health and the ecosystem.

Deutsch: Rechnen / Español: Cuenta/ Français: Calcul / Italiano: Calcolo

In the context of quality management, "calculation" refers to the process of determining numerical values or measurements based on data and information. Calculations are used in quality management to evaluate and quantify aspects of quality, such as customer satisfaction, process efficiency, and product reliability.

Calibrating in the quality management context refers to the process of adjusting, verifying, or fine-tuning measuring instruments, equipment, or devices to ensure they provide accurate and reliable measurements. Calibration is essential in various industries to maintain the precision and consistency of instruments used for quality control, testing, and research. It involves comparing the measurement output of a device to a known reference standard and making necessary adjustments to minimize measurement errors.

Deutsch: Kalibrierung / Español: Calibración / Português: Calibração / Français: Calibration / Italiano: Calibrazione /

Calibration refers to the precise and systematic process of comparing and adjusting the measurements or readings of an instrument, device, or equipment against a known standard. The goal of calibration is to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and consistency of measurements, ensuring that instruments provide trustworthy data and meet specified quality standards.

Deutsch: Fähigkeit / Español: Capacidad / Português: Capacidade / Français: Capacité / Italiano: Capacità

Capability in the context of quality management refers to the inherent ability of a process, system, or organization to consistently produce output that meets specified criteria and quality standards. It encompasses the concepts of process performance, suitability, and the overall effectiveness of quality management practices in achieving desired outcomes.

CEN, in the context of quality management, refers to the European Committee for Standardization. CEN is a European organization that develops and publishes voluntary European standards to ensure the quality, safety, and performance of products and services across European countries. These standards cover various industries and sectors, contributing to the harmonization of technical regulations and promoting trade within the European Union.

Deutsch: Zertifizierung und Konformität / Español: Certificación y Cumplimiento / Português: Certificação e Conformidade / Français: Certification et Conformité / Italiano: Certificazione e Conformità

Certification and Compliance in the quality management context refers to two interconnected aspects of ensuring that products, services, processes, or systems meet specified requirements. Certification involves obtaining formal recognition from an external body that verifies adherence to particular standards, such as ISO 9001 for quality management systems. Compliance, on the other hand, refers to the state of aligning with internal and external regulations, standards, and laws that are applicable to the organization’s operations.