Certifications and Standards
Since 2001, Tompkins Industries has been certified with ISO 9001:2008 certification.
View our ISO 9001: 2008 Certificate.
About ISO 9001: 2008
Tompkins Industries has ISO 9001:2008 certification. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) established ISO 9001:2008 as a family of standards that state generic requirements for instituting a company's quality management system.
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 147 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The ISO standards adopted by this non-governmental organization are universally recognized and accepted. ISO 9001:2008 certification is voluntarily pursued by companies, such as Tompkins, desiring to continually improve their quality.
The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is the U.S. accreditation body for management systems. ANAB accredits certification bodies (CBs) for ISO 9001 quality management systems (QMS).
Perry Johnson Registrars
Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. provides independent, 3rd-party quality system audits to the quality and environmental management systems of ISO 9001.
OSHA and RoHS Compliance
Tompkins strives to adhere to all relevant NIOSHA and RoHS standards.
Tompkins phased in trivalent chrome plating, beginning in Fall 2006 in order to stay compliant with the European Union (RoHS) restrictions on the use of certain substances as well the documented recognition of hazards in handling hexavalent chromium by NIOSH. The substance of concern is hexavalent chrome used in zinc plating.
After January 2007, all parts shipped from our manufacturing facilities had trivalent chrome. Tompkins did not increase prices for trivalent chrome, and it did not require any change in assembly procedures or torque values. We have seen, in fact, improved corrosion resistance.
You can read the official press releases from 2006 concerning the changes in plating:
About NIOSHA and RoHS
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created both NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is in the U.S. Department of Labor and is responsible for developing and enforcing workplace safety and health regulations. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) has banned the release on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than the allowed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants as of July 1, 2006.