updated 5/12/2011 9:46:56 AM ET 2011-05-12T13:46:56

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio, May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NaviGate byLauren Innovations is pleased to announce a free webinar, Common Mistakes & Misconceptions of ISO Certifications, taking place Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EST. During this one-hour webinar, attendees will learn about what being certified can provide, common mistakes made when implementing an ISO standard, and misconceptions of certification.

The webinar, which is sponsored by NaviGate, will be presented by Smithers Quality Assessments, an accredited third-party registrar, and will target small manufacturers, although the information is suited to any organization that is subject to audit. Attendees can register online by visiting the Lauren Innovations website atwww.laureninnovations.com.

OSHA Compliance, ISO Audits, EPA regulations, fire codes, and workers' compensation merely skim the surface of the items to be managed on any given day. A single error in one piece of documentation is enough to lead to non-conformances during an audit. This one-hour educational webinar will touch on common mistakes, such as document/revision control, metric developments and lack of customer satisfaction tracking as well as the misconception that keeping these documents under control is too much work, or lacks value.

About Smithers Quality Assessments

Smithers Quality Assessments is an accredited third-party registrar. Since 1993, Smithers Quality Assessments has provided quality and environmental management system certification services such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and related standards to manufacturing companies and service providers. For more information, visit www.smithersregistrar.com

About NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations

With NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations, users can upgrade their facility from outdated binders to one, web-based system that is flexible enough to help organizations prepare for audits, emergencies, track and report incidents, disseminate information to key personnel, and efficiently update and train staff on the latest policies and procedures. And, because NaviGate is a web-based system, information can be instantly accessed anytime, from anywhere in the world by authorized users.

NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations is a highly secure, Web–based system that can be used by any organization to collect, manage, and apply their unique essential information through integrated document, incident, and learning management functions. Through controlled, role- and permission-based access, NaviGate optimizes daily operations and emergency response, with secure, instant access to information at any time, from anywhere. Based on its proven effectiveness, NaviGate has received SAFETY Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and has been given a highly effective rating by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Laboratory. For more news and upcoming events, visit www.laureninnovations.com .

About Lauren Innovations

Lauren Innovations ( www.laureninnovations.com ) is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art technologies and services that allow our customers to act proactively. Our goal is to continually bring relevant, valuable products to the market that can streamline processes and benefit the overall operation and preparedness of an organization. It is our culture to strive for excellence, responsibility and integrity in all that we do and provide. Headquartered in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Lauren Innovations is a subsidiary of Lauren International ( www.laureninternational.com ). For more information, call 866.861.7400.

Chellsea Mastroine
Marketing Coordinator
Lauren Innovations
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