What is Root Cause Analysis?

Root cause is a set of circumstances that leads to failure. In the context of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, failure can be considered a nonconformance within the management system or a risk to the laboratory.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, root cause analysis, corrective action

Tips for Transitioning to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

A new ANAB webcast can help you prepare your laboratory for its ISO/IEC 17025:2017 assessment in 2019.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, transition

Transition of ISO/IEC 17025-based Standards to 2017 Version

With the release of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in November 2017, many regulatory and industry-specific documents that are based on ISO/IEC 17025 will need to be updated to align with the 2017 version.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, DOD ELAP, DAGCAP

Approaches to Risk-based Thinking in Labs

ANAB’s new web-based training course provides an introduction to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 concept of risk-based thinking and a basic process to identify, analyze, and mitigate risks.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, Training, Risk

AOAC Add-on Accreditation with ISO/IEC 17025

ANAB offers AOAC accreditation as an add-on to ISO/IEC 17025 and will soon offer an online training module covering AOAC requirements.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, AOAC

ANAB Forensic Team in Malaysia

Posted by: ANAB 8.16.2018

An ANAB team of 32 forensic scientists from 24 organizations located in three different countries is conducting an assessment of the Department of Chemistry Malaysia.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, ANAB, forensics

ISO/IEC 17025 and the Automotive Industry

Improvements in quality and performance in the automotive industry make headlines regularly. This is being accomplished while teams become familiar with the third edition of ISO/IEC 17025 and race to the deadline for the transition from...

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, ISO 9001, IATF 16949:2016, automotive industry

Impact of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition, Part 6

This is my final post about the transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, new standard

Impact of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition, Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of posts about the transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, new standard

Impact of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition, Part 4

This is my fourth post about the transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, the global standard for calibration and testing laboratories.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation, new standard

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