When implementing a management system, there can be some confusion in terminology. Two terms that are often misunderstood are corrective action and preventive action. At […]
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.
Conformity assessments are performed by trained and competent assessors. The assessment team is led by the lead assessor. Lead assessors must have the necessary knowledge […]
Virtual Reality (VR) has been applied to different types of training in many industries, from product design to operating equipment and facilities. While the use […]
In laboratory work, handling chemicals is a necessary component of nearly every process. Chemicals and hazardous materials are utilized in laboratory research and testing within […]
Although COVID may not be done with us, indications that we are done with COVID are prevalent. Even countries with the longest lasting restrictions have […]
What is EPEAT? The Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) program assists high-performance, sustainable electronics purchasers. As the leading global Type 1 ecolabel, it covers […]
In response to travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ANAB moved to a predominantly remote assessment model to continue to provide accreditation services to […]
Effective February 1, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. This program focuses on […]
What is Accreditation? To understand reaccreditation, one must first understand accreditation. Accreditation is an independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) against recognized standards to […]
Conformity assessments create producer and consumer confidence in the marketplace, as products under statements of conformance meet certain design and safety requirements from specific standards. […]