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The importance of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and its relationship to ISO 9001

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
September 2020
Issue:
Volume 53 Issue 9
Pages:
pp. 38-43
Author(s):
Ruikar, Vijay G., Brand, Leigh Andrew, Anastasopoulos, George
Organization(s):
Engineering and Quality Global Link Inc., Danville, CA, Government and Military Certification Systems Inc., Washington, D.C., International Accreditation Service Inc., Brea, CA
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Abstract

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is considered the preeminent standard for calibration and testing labs throughout the world. Organizations certified to ISO 9001:2015 must pay close attention to calibration requirements and must use an accredited ISO/ IEC 17025 metrology lab or assess the metrology lab’s conformance to ISO/IEC 17025 using competent personnel. These organizations must exercise caution and due diligence when selecting a testing lab and a calibration lab to ensure these labs are ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 accredited and qualified.

 

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