Free PJLA Webinars
PJLA is now offering free webinars on various topics in relation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for both testing and calibration laboratories.
These are for all interested parties including: laboratories seeking accreditation, accredited laboratories, assessors and consultants.
Thursday, February 21 – 1:00pm EST
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 8.7 Corrective Actions
This webinar will dissect the requirements specified in Section 8.7 of the 2017 Standard. The will include the evaluation of the cause or causes in association with corrective action and the verification of their effectiveness. The webinar will attempt to highlight how effective implementation of the corrective action process will decrease the likelihood of reoccurrence.
The requirement for metrological traceability are defined in Section 6.5 if the 2017 Standard and is supported by Annex A of the Standard. This webinar will look at these requirements and also take a look a specific polices captured in Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation policy (PL-2) in regards to traceability and expand on what is needed when traceability is not maintained by the use of accredited sources or NMI’s which are not recognized by the CIPM MRA.
Thursday, April 25 – 1:00pm EST
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 “Personnel”
We will look at the requirements for personnel involved in laboratory activities as specified in the ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Covered in this section is ensuring personnel has required competence to perform their laboratory activities. The authorization to perform specific laboratory activities will be discussed along with records that need to me maintained.
When items come into the laboratory ISO/IEC 17025:2017 has specific requirements which we will look into such as identification, storage, and deviations from specified conditions. Control of data is addressed and is a new section within the ISO/IEC 17025. In today’s computer age, information management is much more prevalent in laboratory operation including software utilization and information management system being maintained off site. This webinar will look into the requirements specified in Section 7.11 of the 2017 Standard.
Thursday, June 27 – 1:00pm EST
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 7.10” Nonconforming Work” & Section 8.6 “Improvement”
When any aspect of its laboratory activities or results of this work do not conform to its own procedures or the agreed requirements of the customer the requirements specified in Section 7.10 “Nonconforming Work” of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will need to be followed. This webinar will look into these requirements including what a laboratories procedure needs to ensure. Section 8.6 “Improvement” specifies that a laboratory needs to actively seek feedback from its customers. This feedback should be used for improvement. We will look at these requirements along with means of seeking feedback which will fulfill these requirements and also be a useful tool to benefit the organization.