Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport
**Please note the registration will be closed 2 days (48 Hours) prior to the date of the seminar.
QMS is the catch phrase for accreditation and is the backbone of ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005. The Quality System Manual (QSM) is the bible in a QMS environment because, much like its predecessor, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), it contains the policies that the laboratory is expected to follow to achieve quality results. It is in fact only the "what to do" component of a QMS. What is also needed are the "how to do it" or procedures and methods and finally the controls or evidence that it was done properly.
Many laboratories struggle with developing and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs. Once accreditation has been achieved many laboratories have difficulty maintaining the QMS as evidenced by the number of non-conformances cited during the subsequent biannual audits. Why do you want to become accredited? Where do you start? For laboratories that are already accredited, how do you ensure staff adherence and ongoing compliance to minimize corrective actions arising from accreditation audits?
Technical Components of a QMS
|1||2 Attendees||10% off|
|2||3 to 6 Attendees||20% off|
|3||7 to 10 Attendees||25% off|
|4||10+ Attendees||30% off|
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Michael has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 43 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA), The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and AOAC International. He serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology and as a member of ASTM Sub-committee D19.24 (Water Microbiology). He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is Vice-chair of the CALA Board of Directors.