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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

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CALA International Document Review

As a full member to the APLAC and ILAC MRA’s, CALA is regularly required to provide comment, usually within 60 days of issue, on draft documents relating to policy, procedure and guidelines. Where the issue is of interest to the CALA membership, we shall post these documents below, requesting feedback by a certain date.

Release Date
Comment Due Date
Title
2008
15 Apr 2008 09 May 2008 Draft Version of ISO/IEC 17043
Jan 2008 25 Feb 2008 WHY ARE THESE TEST RESULTS SO DIFFERENT?  The importance of testing methods in chemical and microbiological testing
Jan 2008 25 Feb 2008 General Information on Uncertainty of Measurement
2007
Feb 2007 10 Apr 2007 APLAC Guidelines on Assessing Laboratories  and Inspection Bodies to Meet Foreign Regulatory Requirements
2006
30 Nov 2006 18 Dec 2006 Educational Aspects Of Proficiency Testing Programs
02 Oct 2006 02 Nov 2006 Draft ILAC Procedure for Handling Complaints
09 Aug 2006 06 Oct 2006 ILAC Guidelines for the Requirements for the Competence of Providers of Proficiency Testing Schemes ILAC-G13:2006
15 Sep 2006 22 Sep 2006 M303 The Expression of Uncertainty and Confidence in Measurement


Document Draft Version of ISO/IEC 17043
Organization or Committee CASCO WG 128
CALA Contact Ken Middlebrook
Comment Response Due 09 May 2008
CALA Comment

A draft version of ISO/IEC 17043 is available for comment. This is a new standard for the competence of Proficiency Testing providers. Although this standard is not specifically directed towards testing laboratories, it will impact proficiency testing providers that are used by testing laboratories to support accreditation. If you have any comments on this document, please forward them to Ken Middlebrook by May 9 2008.

 
Document WHY ARE THESE TEST RESULTS SO DIFFERENT?  The importance of testing methods in chemical and microbiological testing
Organization or Committee APLAC Technical Committee
CALA Contact Colleen Cotter
Comment Response Due 25 Feb 2008
CALA Comment

TC 011 is about the reproducibility of analytical methods.

 
Document General Information on Uncertainty of Measurement
Organization or Committee APLAC Technical Committee
CALA Contact Colleen Cotter
Comment Response Due 25 Feb 2008
CALA Comment

The draft TC 010 document is a general APLAC guidance on the use and interpretations of uncertainty

 
Document APLAC Guidelines on Assessing Laboratories  and Inspection Bodies to Meet Foreign Regulatory Requirements
Organization or Committee APLAC Technical Committee
CALA Contact Ned Gravel
Comment Response Due 10 Apr 2007
CALA Comment

APLAC has asked for comments on this Technical Committee draft document TC 009 on assessing for compliance with foreign regulatory requirements.  Please use the following table to submit comments.

 
Document Educational Aspects Of Proficiency Testing Programs (.pdf)
Organization or Committee ILAC Laboratory Committee
CALA Contact Ken Middlebrook
Comment Response Due 18 Dec 2006
CALA Comment The ILAC Laboratory Committee has asked for comment. Please send any comments to Ken Middlebrook who will coordinate
comments on behalf of CALA members
 
Document Draft ILAC Procedure for Handling Complaints (.zip)  (No longer available)
Organization or Committee ILAC Executive Committee
CALA Contact Rick Wilson
Comment Response Due 02 Nov 2006
CALA Comment "Draft ILAC Procedure for Handling Complaints" - is the revision of "ILAC S5:2005 - ILAC Procedure for Disputes, Complaints and Appeals"
 

Document

ILAC Guidelines for the Requirements for the Competence of Providers of Proficiency Testing Schemes ILAC-G13:2006 (.zip)

Organization or Committee

ILAC Proficiency Testing Consultative Group (PTCG)

CALA Contact

Rick Wilson

Comment Response Due

06 Oct 2006

CALA Comment

ILAC:G13 is the standard that applies to Proficiency Testing Providers and is the standard against which the CALA PT Program is accredited.

 

Document

M303 The Expression of Uncertainty and Confidence in Measurement (.pdf)

Organization or Committee

United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

CALA Contact

Rick Wilson

Comment Response Due

22 Sep 2006

CALA Comment

ILAC has asked for comments on this UKAS draft document.