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Date(s) - December 02, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


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When a “Pass” Isn’t Really a Pass – Understanding the Impacts of Test Lab Compliance Requirements
December 2, 2020 – 12:30 PM EST

Manufacturers rely on third-party accredited laboratories for consensus standard testing in order to validate product performance claims and support product listing and certification programs. These listing and certification programs typically require that results be submitted by labs accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. This standard helps ensure fair, impartial and consistent test results from lab to lab.

Join Michel Joyce, PE, engineering services manager at R&D Services, Inc., for a presentation on recent changes to ISO/IEC 17025 that impact how accredited labs are required to apply the decision rule to results reported to clients. Decision rules consider the amount of risk of a false positive/negative test result. Educational outcomes from the presentation include:

  • Discussion about the changes to ISO/IES 17025 regarding decision rules and the impact of these changes on laboratory conformity assessments.
  • Laboratory options for compliance to the ISO/IEC requirements.
  • What manufacturers should expect from their lab partners, including questions manufacturers may consider discussing with their partners.

Examples of how decision rules are applied in order to consider uncertainty.

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