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Laboratory Accreditation - Risk-Based Thinking (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

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Recorded at AIHce EXP 2021

Overview of Risk-Based Thinking Principles
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard by which testing laboratories are accredited by AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs and it includes several requirements for laboratories to conduct risk-based thinking. The first speaker in this session will explore concepts of risk-based thinking that can be used to identify, prioritize and mitigate risks in a testing laboratory as well as how laboratories can identify opportunities for improvement.

Presenter: Robert Lieckfield, Jr., CIH, FAIHA, President, CRL HSE Consulting, LLC

Using Risk-Based Thinking to Make Accreditation Decisions Around COVID-19
As an internationally-recognized accreditation body, AIHA LAP complies with another international standard ISO/IEC 17011:2017 and it, too, has requirements for risk-based thinking. The second speaker will describe how AIHA LAP has used risk-based thinking over the past year to identify, prioritize, mitigate risks and make other important decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenter: Cheryl O. Morton, managing director, AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC

Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Have an improved understanding of risk-based thinking and its application in the laboratory and for accreditation body decision making.

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