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AIHA's Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC

2017 Administrative Changes to AIHA-LAP, LLC Policies

AIHA-LAP has revised some of its Policy Modules to include a PCR field of testing under the environmental microbiology program and to update accreditation symbols used by AIHA LAP laboratories. Other administrative include:

  • Updated definition in Module 9 for "In-House Quality Control Samples"
  • Revised Modules 3 and 4 language on immediate suspension, withdrawal or denial accreditation 
  • Removal of specific personnel qualification for Technical Manager and Quality Manager from AIHA-LAP Policy Modules 2A, 2B and 2E.

These revised Policy Modules, which are effective immediately, can be found on the Policy Section of the web site in the Track Changes Format at 2017 Administrative Changes to AIHA-LAP, LLC Accreditation Policy Modules​.  

Note: AIHA LAP will not pursue any additional policy changes in 2017 due to the anticipated release of the revised Standard ISO/IEC 17025.

​Updated Accred​itation Symbols Available

Newly updated accreditation symbols are now available to AIHA-LAP accredited labs. Accredited laboratories that opt to use accreditation symbols to advertise their AIHA-LAP accreditation have until February 2018 to incorporate the new symbols into their applicable laboratory documents. Contact Lauren Schnack about executing a new Licensing Agreement.​

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​World Accr​​editation Day

June 9 marks World Accreditation Day 2018. Established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum, World Accreditation Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation activities. This year, the focus of World Accreditation Day will be on the role that accreditation plays in delivering a safer world. Worker safety is what AIHA had in mind when it established its Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program in 1974 — a program for laboratories analyzing samples to evaluate workplace exposure to chemical hazards.​

Stay tuned for more information on how AIHA LAP will celebrate its IHLAP labs during World Accreditation Day 2018.​