A2LA Welcomes New Staff - September 2017

A2LA Welcomes New Staff - September 2017

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Lauren Bisson, A2LA HR Generalist

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A2LA Now Accepting Applications for Accreditation of US EPA TSCA Title VI Third-Party Certifiers

A2LA Now Accepting Applications for Accreditation of US EPA TSCA Title VI Third-Party Certifiers

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Caitlin Krop, A2LA Accreditation Officer

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NCSL International Workshop & Symposium 2017

NCSL International Workshop & Symposium 2017

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Ashly Carter, A2LA Program Manager

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A2LA Recognized as a Great Place to Work

A2LA Recognized as a Great Place to Work

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Lauren Bisson, A2LA HR Generalist

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A2LA End-of-Summer Event

A2LA End-of-Summer Event

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Karin Athanas, A2LA Business Development Manager

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Updates to A2LA Website Document Access

Updates to A2LA Website Document Access

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Pam Wright, A2LA Quality Manager

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Summary of CASCO ISO/IEC 17025 WG44 Drafting Group Meeting in Geneva, July 2017

Summary of CASCO ISO/IEC 17025 WG44 Drafting Group Meeting in Geneva, July 2017

A2LA Today l September 2017 l Number 136 By Tim Osborne, A2LA Senior Director of Training Services

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A2LA Tech Forum

A2LA Tech Forum

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Available! Reach professionals in your target market at one of the largest conformity assessment conferences in the United States. Gold, Silver and Bag Insert sponsorship levels still available. Gold Sponsor Level includes educational session opportunity.

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A2LA Pursuing FCC Recognition  to Accredit Test Firms in  Non-MRA Countries

A2LA Pursuing FCC Recognition to Accredit Test Firms in Non-MRA Countries

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently published FCC 16-74 “Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration” (released June 15, 2016), which extends the deadline for all laboratories who perform Certification and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) testing per the FCC rules to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. The previous deadline to become accredited was set at July 13, 2016, but the FCC has now extended this for an additional one-year period – until July 13, 2017. As directed within publication 16-74, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has now also released a revised version of its Knowledge Database (KDB) publication “974614 D01 - Accredited Testing Laboratory Program Roles and Responsibilities” (v04).

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A2LA Attends Initial ASTM Organizational Meeting for Cannabis Committee

A2LA Attends Initial ASTM Organizational Meeting for Cannabis Committee

In recognition of the need for international standards within the cannabis industry, ASTM International held an organization meeting at their headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, with the intent of establishing a new Cannabis Committee. The meeting served as an open forum for all interested stakeholders to voice their ideas for the committee’s framework. It was well attended by approximately 70 individuals from a variety of expertise, including test labs, cultivators, packagers, independent consultants, trade groups, equipment manufacturers, and standards developers. ASTM staff provided exceptional education to the meeting participants by explaining the ASTM standards development process and outlining the background that lead up to the need for a Cannabis Committee.

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