Winter 2016

Winter 2016

Government Embraces Accreditation Infrastructure

OMB Circular A-119 directs government agencies to rely on existing standards and the existing infrastructure for certification and accreditation in lieu of creating unique requirements and processes that duplicate private-sector efforts.

ANAB Acquires L-A-B

ANAB acquired Accreditation Services Bureau, d.b.a. Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B) in December 2015.

EPA: Recycling Standards Well Implemented

An EPA study on certification programs for electronic waste recyclers found the standards are being implemented by auditors with thorough knowledge of the standards.

ANAB Hosts CNAS for Information Exchange

ANAB recently hosted Fu Zhigao of the China National Accreditation Service to exchange information on accreditation of management systems certification bodies in the interest of identifying opportunities for improvement.

ANAB Training for Cannabis Testing Labs

Join ANAB for the “Accreditation for Cannabis Testing Laboratories” webinar on May 10, 2016.

Validating Methods, Procedures, and Instructions for ISO/IEC 17025

Quality Digest featured an article on "Validating Methods, Procedures, and Instructions for ISO/IEC 17025" by Randy Long, Calibration Program Manager with L-A-B.

Change in Management of SEP Program

ANAB is assuming management responsibilities for the ANSI/MSE 50021 Superior Energy Performance verification body accreditation program.

BERM 14 Retrospective

The 14th BERM symposium held in October 2015 was a resounding success, both scientifically and socially.

Feedback on ANAB BERM Presentation

Bill Koch spoke on “Controversial Issues with RMP Accreditations” at the 2015 BERM conference, an international meeting held every three years and featuring presentations by national metrology institutes.


Smart Cities Working Group Launched

ANSI, NIST, and partners launch a new working group to define common architectural principles and a vocabulary for smart cities.

2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement

"Quality Expanded: In the profession, through the organization, and around the world" is the them for ASQ’s 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, which will be held May 16-18 in Milwaukee, WI.