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PAT program. Background and current status.

Authors
Eche-CA; Groff-JH
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1998 Dec; 13(12):804-805
NIOSHTIC No.
20025798
Abstract
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) manages the Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) Program, including sample kit distributoin and data processing. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performs research and advises the program on an as-needed basis. The PAT Program provides quality control reference samples to over 1200 occupational health and environmental laboratories in 17 countries. Although one objective of the PAT Program is to evaluate the analytical ability of participating laboratoeries, the primary objective is to assist these laboratories in improving their laboratory performance.
Keywords
Quality-control; Qualitative-analysis; Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Chemical-analysis; Chemical-properties
CODEN
AOEHE9
CAS No.
7440-43-9; 7440-47-3; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 1332-21-4; 67-66-3; 71-55-6; 79-01-6; 12172-73-5
Publication Date
19981201
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Eche-CA; Groff-JH
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
1047-322X
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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