When a supply chain encompasses multiple countries and sites, there are challenges in terms of quality, compliance with regulations and safety standards, and environmental and […]
The ANAB Blog: timely information about accreditation. The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSI.
The largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America, ANAB accredits management systems certification bodies, product certification bodies, personnel certification bodies, certificate programs, food protection managers, food handler training certificate programs, calibration and testing labs, forensic service providers, inspection bodies, greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.
ANAB offers accreditation to numerous standards, including ISO/IEC 17021-1 (for certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 27001, and more) ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17024, ASTM E2659, ISO/IEC 17043, ISO 17034, ISO 14065, and ISO/IEC 17020.
ANAB also conducts accreditation-related training courses for individuals and organizations, including online self-paced training courses and live, instructor-led web-based courses.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2013 established a voluntary program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies (CBs), which is now reaching milestones […]
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 […]
When ANAB observes certification bodies auditing organizations, it seems they sometimes forget about digital content during the audit. Information abounds in our digital world, so […]
The 2019 Farm Bill approved by Congress in December 2018 allows hemp cultivation broadly, reversing previous restrictions. But just because hemp products are more available, […]
Internal audits and management review are required elements within any management system, and both are important to maintaining the health of your organization. While internal […]
ANAB provides accreditation of to AS6171 for testing laboratories that perform detection of suspect/counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts. What is AS6171? When a decision […]
In the hope of fostering improvement, this is the second of two posts reviewing some of the “bad auditor behaviors” observed by ANAB in the […]
This is the first of two posts on some of the “bad auditor behaviors” observed by ANAB in the course of performing thousands of witnessed […]
This post deals with the benefits of inter-laboratory comparisons/proficiency test participation and other uses of inter-laboratory comparisons/proficiency test data. Inter-laboratory comparisons (ILC) require organization, performance, […]