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.
Tuesday, March 31 – 1:00pm EST
An Overview of PJLA Virtual Remote Assessments
Due to the recent global crisis COVID-19, we found it imperative to create a new assessment model to avoid delays or lapses in accreditation. Attendees will be provided an overview of the process and requirements for conducting virtual remote assessments. We see many advantages of this new assessment model and expect that it will continue to be utilized in the future for some types of assessment activities. Please join! We are excited to share this information with everyone!
Presenter: Tracy Szerszen, President and Operations Manager of PJLA
Tuesday, May 12 – 1:00pm EST
Review of Section 8.5 “Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities”
Dealing with risks and opportunities in the laboratory is not a novelty. The 2005 version of ISO/IEC 17025 used the term risk, particularly in the context of corrective and preventive actions but also associated with validation of methods and the introduction of the concept of uncertainty of measurement. The 2017 Standard now has Section 8.5 which is “Actions to address risks and opportunities”. This webinar will look at common definitions associated with risk based thinking along with tools which a laboratory may use in adopting this approach. We will look at the individual requirements within the 2017 standard, and objective evidence which can be produced to solidify compliance with this section.
Presenter: Michael Kramer, PJLA Calibration Program Manager & Lead Assessor