Many laboratories have successfully developed and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs. Some are still struggling to get accredited and even those already accredited still have issues as evidenced by the number of non-conformances cited during the subsequent biannual audits. Have the rules changed? What are the new requirements of ISO/IEC 17015:2017? How does the new standard impact laboratories that are already accredited and how do you ensure staff adherence and ongoing compliance to minimize corrective actions arising from accreditation audits?
ISO/IEC 17025 is the international standard for the General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and is in the process of being updated and revised. The new version was released on November 19, 2017. What are the changes and how will they impact your current Quality Management System? Similarly, developing a QMS is a prerequisite for getting accredited. What are the new requirements that need to be addressed? This webinar will discuss the changes in the standard and their impact on your QMS.
Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 47 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association, the International Association for Food Protection and AOAC International. He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute. He is a reviewer for Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and a chapter co-editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation.