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ISO 17025 Implementation FY10

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: ISO 17025 Implementation - FY11

Objective

  • To validate laboratory quality through certification and compliance with ISO 17025 - General Requirements for the Competence of Testing Laboratories
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Applicable Standards

  • ISO 17025 - General Requirements for the Competence of Testing Laboratories

Key Partners

  • None

 

Stakeholders

  • Manufacturers
  • Approval holders
  • Testing Laboratories/Contractors
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope


  • 3 parallel processes for 5 years
    • STP evaluation & validation - on going
    • Document creation & control - on going
    • Review & creation of laboratory procedures - beginning

Milestones

  • Document control hardware and software acquired March 2009
  • Lab manager, audit coordinator, half time test coordinator are still needed

Outputs

  • Validated STPs
    • 10+ STPs being validated per year
    • STPs being posted on NPPTL internet
  • Process Control Documents for Technical Requirements
    • Document control hardware and software acquired March 2009
    • Initial document writing, collection and control activities begun
  • Increased respirator user confidence in test results and respirator quality

Outcomes

  • Increased respirator user confidence in test results and respirator quality
Page last updated: April 5, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2010
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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