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> Template Statement of Work for Medical Device & Healthcare Product Manufacturers
> Manufacturing Initiatives & Data Sources
> Industry Associations / Groups
> Training Funding & Grants
> Unemployment Data
> Industrial Safety (OSHA)
> Food & Drug Administration
> International Standards Sources
> Industry Publications
> Industry Blogs
> Made in the U.S.A, A Collection of Industry Articles
> Useful Industry Articles
Template Statement of Work for Medical Device & Healthcare Product Manufacturers
This sample statement of work is being provided as an aid to medical device and healthcare product manufacturers for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and compliance of their temporary labor procurement process. In our world of compliance and risk management, supplier management is garnering much more focus and attention, especially in relation to the pending 2016 update to ISO 13485. This template has been vetted by veteran medtech procurement managers and should provide a good launch point for any company’s journey into this very important area of risk mitigation.
Manufacturing Initiatives & Data Sources
A selection of resources that will keep you abreast of issues affecting your business.
Industry Associations / Groups
Healthcare trade associations are a rich source of timely industry information and support. They are provided here for your convenience.
Training Funding & Grants
Training employees is a major expense. The following resources may be opportunities for you to tap into outside funding to offset some of those costs.
The following links will enable you to keep pace with the unemployment trends in your area.
Industrial Safety (OSHA)
Operon provides selected articles, reports and government information on employee workplace safety.
Top 10 most accessed Industrial standards
1. Bloodborne Pathogens – 1910.1030
2. Hazard Communication – 1910.1200
3. Respiratory Protection – 1910.134
4. Occupational Noise Exposure – 1910.95
5. Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178
6. Permit-required Confined Spaces – 1910.146
7. Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147
8. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response – 1910.120
9. Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes – 1910.23
10. Personal Protective Equipment – 1910.132
Food & Drug Administration
As a regulated industry, the Healthcare Industry has many compliance rules and regulations.
Through these educational videos and regulation documents Operon hopes to make
the journey a little bit easier for you.
International Standards Sources
Certifications to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have become the de facto tool for
organizations to communicate their practices & cultures to the world. Below, Operon has provided some quick
links to the most commonly applied documents and guidance tools for the Healthcare industry.
The publications below are a partial list of sources for current information on the industry.
Blogs can offer you an opportunity to gain fresh information and insights into the mind of
the industry, and a platform for discussions with other professionals.
Made in the U.S.A, A Collection of Industry Articles
Keeping, and bringing back, manufacturing to this country are hot topics and growing trends. Read how others in business are meeting the challenges – and doing it.
Retooling an Industry; MIT rolls up its sleeves <pdf>
Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership for Off-shoring Manufacturing (a practical tool) <pdf>
Improved Product Design Practices
Would Make U.S. Manufacturing More Cost Effective <pdf>
Made in China? Not Worth the Trouble <pdf>
Some Firms Opt to Bring Manufacturing Back to U.S. <pdf>
Growing Trend in “Re-Shoring” <pdf>
The Insourcing Boom <pdf>
Useful Industry Articles