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5576: Internal Auditing Best Practices

This 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 criteria.

Learning Objectives:

During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST HB 143, you will:

  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 8.8) in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 & NIST HB 143;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.

Pre-Work:

  • Read ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 8.8 Internal Auditing. Review your laboratory management system Audit policy (quality manual), procedure, and associated forms. Review the most recent internal audit documentation (e.g., audit checklist and objective evidence).
  • Write a short essay describing specific challenges you (or your laboratory) have with operating an internal auditing system and/or specific questions that you hope to address by participating in this learning event.

Pre-Work Deadline:

Submit the pre-work to the instructor by COB on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and full participation in the session activities and discussion.

Audience:

Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the quality management system in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation. This webinar is also useful for administrative or management staff who help with conducting internal audits or review/monitor action items and their effectiveness resulting from internal audits. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants.

Cost:

The current fee for webinars is $249. Payment instructions will be sent to confirmed participants. Payment is due by COB, Monday, October 14, 2019. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Instructor(s):

Elizabeth Gentry
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 3690
Email: elizabeth.gentry [at] nist.gov"> elizabeth.gentry [at] nist.gov

Technology Requirement(s):

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).

1.  Operating System (browser) configurations:

  • Windows XP (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Windows Vista (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome; Internet Explorer)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5x (Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)

2.  Media players

  • In order to access the event, you must have, at a minimum, Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+ installed on your computer.
  • Please visit http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to download the Flash Player.

3.  Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Sponsors

NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Created August 28, 2018, Updated September 19, 2019