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Human Factors in Health Care Quality

Join us January 14th, 2014 for our monthly section meeting for a discussion of Human Factors in Health Care Quality.

In the last century, modern health care has made such progress with the biological understanding of disease and the technical control of trauma that medical error itself is responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. As the biomedical industry continues to make progress with other areas of disease and mortality, the final frontier of medicine will become the practice of medicine itself. Continue reading Human Factors in Health Care Quality

R&D QA Engineer (Valhalla, NY)

Job Description – This is a Quality and Food Safety by Design technical leadership position reporting to the Sr. Manager for North American Beverages Packaging Quality and Food Safety by Design. You will lead the successful commercialization, qualification and validation of new packages associated with new beverages and technological innovations are safe, stable, legal, and are launched on time and meet design specifications. Continue reading R&D QA Engineer (Valhalla, NY)

Welcome to our New and Returning Section Members

Welcome new and returning members to our ASQ NY NJ Metropolitan section 300. Those of you who included your email address have been invited to our LinkedIn network where you will find the latest calendar events, including meetings, quality and professional training courses, tours, dinners, jobs and soon some topical discussions.

I hope you join our network on LinkedIn and visit our calendar where you can get detailed information about events and register to join us at the meetings, events and training courses.

Level Name
FULL Candace Martone
SENIOR Miles Matsumura
FULL Michelle Naylor
FULL Ashar Choudhry
FULL Samson Nyachwaya
FULL Tamara Kuittinen
FULL Michael Quiello
ASSOCIATE Jennifer Tassy
FULL Elizabeth Cates
FULL Tylor Shellenberger
FULL Ravi Manchi
FULL David Maina
FULL Mark Shivers
FULL David Dziekonski
FULL Renee Cotton

Message from the Chair

Dear ASQ Member,photo: Sandor Juhasz

Hello and welcome to the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). I encourage you explore our site see what makes up our organization.

As the newly elected Chair of this section, I look forward to building on the strong foundation set by our past chairs in providing our members with educational programs, engaging section events and opportunities to network with other quality professionals. Our approach is to provide an atmosphere for learning and a platform to expand the principles that make up ASQ.

So I invite you to visit us during one of our upcoming General Section Meetings. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members; learn a little more about our section and get a taste of the programs we offer throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.

See you at the next meeting……


Sandor G. Juhasz, Chair
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section

Results of the August 2013 Membership Survey

We had 90 responses out of 458 members, which is almost 20%. However, only 62 (69%) completed the entire questionnaire. At weekly intervals, we sent three reminder letters to those that did not respond.

Listed here are some details of the Survey:

28 (35%) out of 81 said that they attended a section Dinner Meeting last year. 35% of 458 members surveyed is 160. We certainly never had such numbers at our meeting. We must conclude that these 28 respondents are more active in the Section than the non-respondents.

When asked why they did not attend, a number responded that they were not aware of the meetings. “I did not get any invitation” was a common response.

The other major reason was that the meeting was too far from home or work. When asked for an alternate location most answered New York City. One said, “Every time I was interested it was in NJ”. We need to over-communicate to our members that they can reach NJ by public transportation. Continue reading Results of the August 2013 Membership Survey

October Section Meeting – Human Design and Operator Error Detection and Prevention Methods

Human Design and Operator Error Detection and Prevention Methods, Tools and Technologies with Practical Case Studies & Examples: an interactive NJIT ASQ Chapter workshop presentation

Losses are attributable to human error. Errors can occur not only during the implementation of various processes, but also in the design and operation control of processes.

A human error means that something has been done that was not intended by the actor (meaning neither by the designer nor by the operator of a process, or procedure; meaning the same here).

A human error is a deviation from intention, expectation or desirability. Continue reading October Section Meeting – Human Design and Operator Error Detection and Prevention Methods

Section Meeting: The International Team Excellence Award – “What Separated the Best from the Rest?”

The September section meeting will feature a presentation from the recent ASQ World Quality Conference on the International Team Excellence Award – “What Separated the Best from the Rest?

Continue reading Section Meeting: The International Team Excellence Award – “What Separated the Best from the Rest?”