The Basics of Risk-Based Thinking for Forensic Laboratories

    Session Description:

    This one-day workshop will review specific requirements in both ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and AR 3125 that incorporate the word "risk" as well as those requirements that foster a risk-based thinking approach. We will explore the relationship between a process, risk-based thinking management system approach and continuous improvement.

    To understand a risk-based thinking approach, we first need to know “what is risk”? We will define and discuss risk as it applies to the forensic laboratory and present several risk-based thinking approaches and tools for identifying, assessing, addressing, and monitoring risks. Workshop participants will then apply this basic framework of risk-based thinking through group exercises.

    Course participants will gain an understanding of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements regarding risk as well as requirements that foster risk-based thinking. Participants will also become familiar with various tools and resources available for implementing a risk-based thinking approach and be more prepared for the identification and evaluation of risks and opportunities in their own management system.

    Note: ANAB will host a Pre-Conference Workshop at the AFQAM Annual Training Conference.  Registering for this workshop does not register you for the AFQAM conference.

    Registration Fee: $150 per person

    Deadline: Full - Registration Closed

    Location: AFQAM Conference in Lexington, KY (Hyatt Regency Lexington)

    Schedule: October 7, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm