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ISO 17025 Implementation FY12

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

Objective

  • To prove laboratory quality through adherence to ISO/IEC 17025 - General Requirements for the Competence of Testing Laboratories, demonstrating technical proficiency, good documentation practices, and continuous improvement processes

Applicable Standards

  • ISO 17025 - 2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing Laboratories

Key Partners

  • None

 

Stakeholders

  • Respirator Manufacturers
  • Testing Laboratories/Contractors
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope


  • 3 parallel processes
    • Technical Quality
    • Document - on going
    • Continuous Improvement

Milestones

  • Calibration system in use
  • Working Quality Manual and supporting procedures
  • Laboratorian technical abilities tracked

 

Outputs

  • Standard Testing Procedures
    • 4 Incorporated
    • 4 Reviewed
    • 1 Precision and Accuracy
  • Calibration System
    • Majority of instruments tracked, remainder as new calibrations performed

Outcomes

  • Increased respirator user confidence in NIOSH certification
  • Increased respirator manufacturer trust in certification process
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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