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ILAC Newsletter – April 2017

The latest edition of the bi-annual ILAC Newsletter, Issue 51 – April 2017, has now been published. The newsletter includes international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members and liaisons, as well as the ILAC Chair and Secretariat. Subscribe to the ILAC Newsletter now for future updates!

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ONARC, Cuba – Signatory Status

The signatory status of National Accreditation Body of Republica de Cuba (ONARC), Cuba, has been extended to include inspection body accreditation using ISO/IEC 17020. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here“

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OSA, El Salvador – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Organismo Salvadoreño de Acreditación (OSA), El Salvador, has been extended to include the accreditation of calibration laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here“

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CPSC Revised Mandatory Standard for Toddler Beds

The CPSC issued a direct final rule – Revisions to the Safety Standard for Toddler Beds, on 22 February 2017. The rule at 16 CFR Part 1217 incorporates by reference, ASTM F1821-16, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Toddler Beds. This rule will become effective from 6 June 2017, and will apply to all toddler […]

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USEPA Final Rule on Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

Only 7 July 2010, the United States Environmental Protective Agency (USEPA) signed the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act – Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which has gone into effect since 22 May 2017. The law establishes limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products: hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard and particleboard. […]

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Proficiency Testing Workshop Hosted by Eurachem

The Scientific Committee of Eurachem is hosting a workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine in Portoroz, Slovenia, from the 9th – 12th October 2017. The main topics to be covered in this workshop includes: The importance of interpretive PT schemes Changes to PTs in developing countries over the last 10 […]

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Launch of New Website on Traceability in Laboratory Medicine

The JCTLM Working Group for Traceability, Education and Promotion (TEP WG) has launched a new website on traceability in laboratory medicine (TLM). This can be accessed at www.jctlm.org. This website is targeted at non-specialists and it aims to provide educational resources to help the understanding of and importance of TLM. Therefore, it is complementary to the […]

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CPSC Regulation Updates for Sling Carriers and Toy Safety

New Safety Standard for Sling Carriers The CPSC issued a final rule on the 30th January 2017 for the Safety Standard for Sling Carriers. The rule at 16 CFR part 1228 incorporates ASTM F2907-15, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers. This rule will become effective from the 30th January 2018, and will apply to all […]

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Membership Change – AERSSC

Accreditation Education Research & Scientific Services Center Pvt. Ltd. (AERSSC), is now an Associate member of ILAC. AERSSC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2012 and we are now pleased to welcome AERSSC as an Associate member of ILAC.

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KOLAS, Korea, Signatory Status

The signatory status of Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS), Korea, has been extended to include Medical Testing. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here“

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