The Online Laboratory Administration Workshop is designed for State weights and measures laboratory staff to help them fully meet the criteria of NIST Handbook 143 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It is especially useful for newer laboratory staff or where previous non-conformities have been identified through annual reviews and for newer staff who would benefit from organized/structured training on laboratory quality management system topics. Participants will apply workshop concepts on their own laboratory documents during the seminar to improve their quality management system documents and to develop a complete Recognition submission. Preparation for Accreditation will also be covered since the criteria for Recognition and Accreditation are identical/closely aligned.
NOTE: This is a WORKshop, not simply a series of webinar lectures. Students will be working with their own lab’s content and sharing files among instructors and peers. Reviews will be facilitated by peers and instructors as part of the workshop assignments and homework.
At the end of this workshop, using the notes, resources, demonstrations, sharing of examples, and discussions from this workshop, participants will be able to:
None. Materials and handouts provided during the session. Must have access to online seminar room and ability to download files from Google Drive and upload files to dedicated Box accounts for workshop materials.
Assemble and submit all laboratory QMS files, Recognition and Accreditation certificates/scope (where available), latest internal audit, latest laboratory management review (e.g., latest documents submitted for OWM annual submission and NVLAP application, if applicable). Gain access to all laboratory files associated with control charts, uncertainties, calibration certificates, etc... To be submitted via BOX account one week prior to class start: October 28, 2021.
October 28, 2021.
Homework is assigned for each session and must be completed to receive credit. Additional time for individual review and discussion of homework with instructors may be scheduled by instructors as needed.
To obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this seminar, 100 % attendance is required. Complete participation in all assigned activities and submission of homework assignments, engagement in team activities (including sharing examples of laboratory documents/files when requested), and turning in any additional assigned projects is also required.
Grading will be based on Review of Final Submission Package (20 %), FINAL EXAM (20 %), and INDIVIDUAL HOMEWORK (60 % of "grade" but 100 % requirements for completion).
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 seminar is also useful for management staff who supervise laboratory operations, participate in management reviews, help conduct internal audits, review/monitor action items and their effectiveness resulting from management reviews and internal audits, and help define the lab procedures if they have also completed prerequisites. This course is NOT available for non-weights and measures participants or non-laboratory staff (except as noted) at this time. (Requests for exceptions or waivers must be addressed to the instructor, Georgia Harris, with suitable justification).
This webinar is for State weights and measures staff participants only. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM. As noted: This course is NOT available for non-weights and measures participants or non-laboratory staff (except as noted) at this time. (Requests for exceptions or waivers must be addressed to the instructor, Georgia Harris, with suitable justification).
Georgia Harris, Mark Ruefenacht, Isabel Chavez Baucom, Micheal Hicks
Email: g.harris [at] nist.gov
Must be able to access to online seminar room and ability to download files from Google Drive and upload files to dedicated Box accounts for workshop materials.
The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).
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