"If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is definitely not for you."
"Maybe if we tell people the brain is an app they'll start using it."
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."
"My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too."
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."
New QC Procedures Being Distributed
TP has updated its Quality Control (QC) Procedures. Version 4.0 is being distributed by our Inspectors and once a facility has this updated version in place, all previous versions should be disposed of. The English version can also be printed from the "Documents" tab at the Export Wood Packaging section of our website. Follow this link for easy access: https://www.tpinspection.com/auditing-services/export-wood-packaging.
Mark Retrieval Protocol
The American Lumber Standard Committee, Inc. (ALSC) Wood Packaging Material Enforcement Regulations from November 7, 2014 state in Section 5.6.12:
"An accredited agency shall retain on file a facsimile of each quality mark issued, require worn out or discarded quality marks to be destroyed, and require missing or stolen quality marks be reported to the agency. An accredited agency shall have an ongoing practice of reporting and reviewing stamp inventories, generally monthly, to ensure reconciliation in agency records regarding the types and number of stamps issued to each facility. The agency shall report missing, stolen, or misuse of its quality marks to the Board as soon as the agency is aware of such."
The marks issued to a facility related to the IPPC/HT program are highly regulated by the U.S. Government. These marks come in various forms:
Regardless of the types possessed, TP is required by ALSC regulations to maintain an inventory of all IPPC/HT related marks to verify there is no change in mark numbers that is unaccounted for. Marks that are damaged or too worn to continue using should be held for retrieval by the TP Inspector. They should not be disposed of or destroyed by the facility since TP must reconcile the inventory each month. Once unusable marks are retrieved, the TP Inspector will update the inventory form and the mark will be properly disposed of.
The security of all marks is critical and lost or missing marks can create a non-conformance for the facility. Ongoing issues with the security of marks can lead to very serious consequences, so facilities need to make certain all marks are kept up with and properly secured when not in use.