PROFICIENCY TESTING IN U.S. STATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LABORATORIES
Elizabeth Benham, Georgia L. Harris, Val R. Miller
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Weights and Measures Division (WMD) manages a program for State Weights and Measures laboratories that includes: 1) laboratory Recognition following ISO/IEC 17025:2005 [1, 8] and sponsorship of Accreditation through the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP); 2) hands-on training at NIST and training through regional measurement assurance programs (RMAPs); and 3) a formal Proficiency Testing and Interlaboratory Comparison (PT/ILC) program. The objective for this WMD effort is to ensure nationally consistent measurement results and the acceptance of State laboratory measurements. This paper presents key features of the PT/ILC Program: measures of success; collaboration challenges; the use of template tools; and efforts regarding continual improvement.
NCSLI Annual Conference and Symposium
August 21-25, 2011
National Harbor, MD, US
Reflecting on the Past - Looking to the future
proficiency test, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17043, Weights and Measures Laboratories
, Harris, G.
and Miller, V.
PROFICIENCY TESTING IN U.S. STATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LABORATORIES, NCSLI Annual Conference and Symposium, National Harbor, MD, US
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