The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was voted into law in 2008. The CPSIA includes provisions for addressing lead levels, phthalates, toy safety, and […]
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The largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America, ANAB accredits management systems certification bodies, product certification bodies, personnel certification bodies, certificate programs, food protection managers, food handler training certificate programs, calibration and testing labs, forensic service providers, inspection bodies, greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.
ANAB offers accreditation to numerous standards, including ISO/IEC 17021-1 (for certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 27001, and more) ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17024, ASTM E2659, ISO/IEC 17043, ISO 17034, ISO 14065, and ISO/IEC 17020.
ANAB also conducts accreditation-related training courses for individuals and organizations, including online self-paced training courses and live, instructor-led web-based courses.
Many are familiar with the saying, “Measure twice, cut once,” which stresses the importance of being diligent when performing a measurement to ensure its accuracy. […]
There has been a lot of interest in various industries on the newly published ISO 37301 Compliance management systems — Requirements with guidance for use […]
What is P25 CAP? The Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) ensures interoperability among the radio communications equipment used by first responders. Developed by […]
ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories use Reference Materials, or RMs, and Certified Reference Materials, or CRMs, in a variety of ways. RMs and CRMs can be […]
Overview of Laboratory Accreditation Laboratory accreditation is an attestation of the laboratory’s competence to perform measurements based on a defined scope of accreditation. Accreditation is […]
ISO/IEC 17020 (Non-Forensic) Accreditation Process When looking to obtain ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation for performing inspections, there are various requirements that inspection bodies must conform to […]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized ANAB as an accreditation body (AB) for the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. This […]
IAF MD 9:2022, Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems specifies normative criteria for conformity assessment bodies (CABs) auditing […]
Celebrated on June 9 to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation, World Accreditation Day is a global initiative established by IAF and ILAC.