Most Popular Standards

Posted by: ANAB 8.7.2019

What are the most popular standards? According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the top three standards are ISO/IEC 17025, the ISO 9000 family, and ISO/IEC 27001.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 9001

New International Standard on Risk

Posted by: ANAB 7.25.2019

In times of uncertainty, it’s good to know IEC and ISO maintain a risk management toolbox that can help organizations stay ahead of threats to their success.

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Topics: Risk, ISO 31010

Update on the IAF Database of Accredited Certifications

Posted by: ANAB 7.10.2019

Progress on development of the International Accreditation Forum's Database of Accredited Certifications (IAF CertSearch) continues, with development of the website and data collection.

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Topics: IAF, accreditation, certification

Benefits of Addressing Nonconformities in the Laboratory

It’s important for laboratories to plan and take action to avoid or eliminate nonconformities to reduce waste and rework, improve efficiency, and enhance customer satisfaction.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, Risk, nonconformity

ANAB Accreditation Plays a Role in the Risks of PFAS

Accreditation of laboratories that analyze per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances is of great importance, given the persistence of and potential health and environmental risks associated with these substances.

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Topics: accreditation, testing laboratories, PFAS

Testifying at FDA’s First Public Hearing on Cannabis Extract

Last week I testified at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first public hearing on how to regulate cannabidiol, a cannabis extract already widely being sold in products of all kinds.

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Topics: accreditation, fda, cannabis

What’s All the Hype About Accreditation?

There are many types of certification in the marketplace. One of the key differences among the various certifications is whether they are accredited or unaccredited. Why should you seek accredited certification? Why does it matter?

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Topics: accreditation, certification, expected outcomes

Happy World Metrology Day!

Effective on this World Metrology Day (May 20, 2019), the International System of Units is now based on a set of definitions each linked to the laws of physics.

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Topics: accreditation, calibration, metrology

The Importance of Contract Review

Considered one of the most significant areas of ISO/IEC17025, the requirements for review of requests, tenders, and contracts identifies steps to ensure the proper test or calibration is provided to the customer.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, contract review

Providing Credible Carbon Disclosures

Posted by: Ann Howard, Program Director 5.8.2019

The National Climate Assessment recently estimated the costs climate inaction would have to the U.S. economy. Such costs include slashing up to a tenth of gross domestic product by 2100.

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Topics: greenhouse gas, ISO 14065, carbon disclosures

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