The National Climate Assessment recently estimated the costs climate inaction would have to the U.S. economy. Such costs include slashing up to a tenth of […]
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The largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America, ANAB accredits management systems, product, and personnel certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, forensic service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.
ANAB offers accreditation to numerous standards, including ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17024, ISO/IEC 17043, ISO 17034, ISO 14065, and ISO/IEC 17020.
In this second of two posts on the 2019 World Accreditation Day theme of “Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains,” the focus is on how […]
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 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 […]
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 testing laboratories that perform detection of suspect/counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts. In May 2018, ANAB became a participant in the […]
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 […]