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, […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
A new ANAB webcast can help you prepare your laboratory for its ISO/IEC 17025:2017 assessment in 2019. As 2018 winds down, laboratories accredited by ANAB […]
With the release of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in November 2017, many regulatory and industry-specific documents that are based on ISO/IEC 17025 need to be updated to […]
ANAB’s new web-based training course provides an introduction to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 concept of risk-based thinking and a basic process to identify, analyze, and mitigate […]
This is the final post about the transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. To recap, our first […]