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To be or Not to be -- nuances in laboratory QA/QC compliance with accreditation requirements

Currently Scheduled: 10/11/2022 - 1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Room: Iris

Main Author
Harold Longbaugh - City of Houston, DWO

Abstract Number: 143

Chemistry Laboratories have various accreditations (ISO-9001, ISO 17025, NELAC, etc.). In order to maintain those accreditations, they have to go through audits from the accreditation issuing bodies at pre-determined frequencies, and satisfy all the conforming requirements. By utilizing a few anonymous actual situations/cases in past TNI (the NELAC Institute) audits into a game-show type of interactive format, to foster discussions among laboratory professionals and auditors/assessors of the compliance strategies and nuances to reduce the number of non-conformance findings during future audits, hoping to benefit all participants by comparing accreditation requirements and auditor expectations.

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