Pete Unger Honored by ASTM International

Pete Unger Honored by ASTM International

~ A2LA President Emeritus, Peter Unger, has been granted an Award of Merit and the honorary title of Fellow by ASTM International

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Pam Wright Honored at NCSLI 2016 Event

Pam Wright Honored at NCSLI 2016 Event

A2LA Calibration Accreditation Manager, Pam Wright, was honored by NCSL International at their 2016 Workshop and Symposium. Ms. Wright was presented with the following awards by NCSLI President, Roger Burton:

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A2LA Welcomes Newly Approved Lead Assessors - March 2017

A2LA Welcomes Newly Approved Lead Assessors - March 2017

Since the previous issue of A2LA Today, the following individuals have achieved the status of “Staff Approved Lead Assessor” and have begun performing assessments for A2LA:

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A2LA Welcomes New Approved Lead Assessors - September 2016

A2LA Welcomes New Approved Lead Assessors - September 2016

Since the previous issue of A2LA Today, the following individuals have achieved the status of “Staff Approved Lead Assessor” and have begun performing assessments for A2LA:

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A2LA Welcomes New Approved Lead Assessors - December 2016

A2LA Welcomes New Approved Lead Assessors - December 2016

Since the previous issue of A2LA Today, the following individuals have achieved the status of “Staff Approved Lead Assessor” and have begun performing assessments for A2LA:

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A2LA Expands IAAC Scope of Recognition to Include Proficiency Testing Providers & Reference Materials Producers

A2LA Expands IAAC Scope of Recognition to Include Proficiency Testing Providers & Reference Materials Producers

A2LA is proud to announce that its Scope of Recognition as an Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) Multi-Lateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signatory has been expanded to include accreditation of proficiency testing providers (ISO/IEC 17043) and reference material producers (ISO17034). This expansion is the result of a peer review of A2LA’s proficiency testing provider and reference material producer accreditation programs.

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A2LA Issues First ISO 17034:2016 Accreditation in the United States

A2LA Issues First ISO 17034:2016 Accreditation in the United States

A2LA is proud to announce the accreditation of Brammer Standard Company, Inc., located in Houston, TX, as the first organization in the United States to achieve accreditation to the newly released International Standard, ISO 17034:2016: General requirements for the competence of reference material producers. Brammer has been accredited since February 2001, resulting in the status of longest-running Reference Material Producer accredited by A2LA.

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A2LA Appoints Tim Osborne as Senior Director to Lead the Association’s Training Services

A2LA Appoints Tim Osborne as Senior Director to Lead the Association’s Training Services

A2LA is proud to announce that Tim Osborne has been appointed to the newly-created position of Senior Director of Training Services. Osborne currently also serves as NCSLI’s VP of Operations and contributes technical expertise to Working Group 44, ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

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A2LA Accredits First Cannabis Testing Laboratory in Washington State

A2LA Accredits First Cannabis Testing Laboratory in Washington State

On May 3, 2017 A2LA was pleased to issue its first ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for cannabis testing in the State of Washington. This was a scope expansion recognizing the competence of the Washington State Department of Agriculture - Chemical and Hops Laboratory, located in Yakima, WA in performing multiresidue pesticide analysis of this difficult matrix.

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A2LA Accredits First Organization in the NFPA Field Evaluation Body Accreditation Program

A2LA Accredits First Organization in the NFPA Field Evaluation Body Accreditation Program

A2LA is proud to announce the accreditation of QSES Inc., located in Shiba, Japan, under the A2LA accreditation program for Field Evaluation Bodies (FEB) that combines ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and NFPA 790/791. FEBs evaluate one-of-a-kind, limited-production, used, or modified electrical equipment that are not listed or field-labeled under a certification program to ensure it complies with applicable codes or standards. FEBs are assessed by A2LA against National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 790 – Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies and NFPA 791 – Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation. QSES Inc.’s Scope of Accreditation (Certificate 3914.02) includes field evaluations for Industrial and Process Control Equipment and Semiconductor Fabrication Equipment product categories as established by NFPA 790 Annex C.

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