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Traceability Assessments for Weights and Measures

This 2 hour webinar will introduce Metrological Traceability for Weights and Measures officials and directors. Metrological traceability is a characteristic of a measurement result. A laboratory is not traceable. A standard is not traceable. A NIST Test Number is not traceable. This session covers the definition of metrological traceability and the essential elements that must be documented to provide objective evidence that a measurement result is in fact, traceable. It will also cover methods associated with assessing a measurement system or process for evidence of metrological traceability.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY and DESCRIBE the definitions of Metrological Traceability;
  • IDENTIFY the essential elements required to demonstrate metrological traceability;
  • USE a Traceability Assessment form for W&M applications to assess evidence;
  • USE the forms and knowledge of the essential elements and the traceability assessment process; to evaluate current and new W&M standards; and
  • ANSWER questions about metrological traceability.

Technology Requirement(s):

You will need the following to participate in the webinar: 

  • Computer or laptop
  • Internet connection, a broadband connection is recommended
  • Telephone
  • Optional: a telephone headset

Materials & Supplies:

None

Prerequisite(s):

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion includes full attendance, full participation in the session activities and discussions, and completing an on-line evaluation after the course.

Audience:

This webinar is for weights and measures field officials and administrators (not intended for laboratory staff).

Cost:

This course is only available for weights and measures government officials. Registration fees for State weights and measures officials are funded by NIST OWM.

Instructor(s):

Carol Hockert,
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4004
E-mail: carol.hockert@nist.gov

Sponsors

NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Class No. 5331

Event Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Created April 29, 2014, Updated May 13, 2016