Since security incidents can occur at any moment, it is pivotal for organizations to adopt a proactive approach toward security management. A security management system […]
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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.
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Accreditation Requirements (AR) 2253, ISO 15189 Medical Test Laboratories applies to laboratories accredited to the 2012 edition of ISO 15189 as well as those transitioning or […]
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requires laboratories to calibrate measuring equipment when the measurement accuracy or uncertainty affects the validity of results and/or the metrological traceability of results […]
What are the required elements, or the ingredients, of “successful” conformity assessment? In this three-part blog series, ANAB explores the three-ingredient recipe needed for successful […]
ANAB’s Field Evaluation Body (FEB) program for NFPA 790, Standard For Competency Of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies, and NFPA 791, Recommended Practice And Procedures For […]
Information technology facilitates conformity assessment in many ways. Accreditation bodies leverage information technology to assist in the accreditation process, and conformity assessment bodies utilize IT […]
The FDA released a report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-Service Restaurants. The report shows that having a […]
ANAB is a participant in the newest FSSC program for certification of organizations conforming with the requirements of FSSC 24000, Social Management System (SMS) Certification. […]
The ASTM standards for training certificate programs (ASTM E2659 & D8403) require the formation of an advisory group consisting of a balance of primary stakeholders […]
Any changes to a fixed scope of accreditation would require the laboratory to contact their accreditation body requesting a scope expansion to add changes to […]