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AUGUST 2018
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CONTRIBUTORS
CHERYL MORTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
Cheryl Morton is managing director of AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC.
KAY BECHTOLD, FEATURE AUTHOR
Kay Bechtold is senior editor of The Synergist.  
D. JEFF BURTON, FEATURE AUTHOR
D. Jeff Burton, MS, PE, CIH (VS 2012), CSP (VS 2002), is an industrial hygiene engineer with broad experience in ventilation used for emission and exposure control.
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NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR LABS
LABORATORIES AND ACCREDITATION BODIES TACKLE REVISED ISO STANDARDS   In November 2017, the International Organization for Standardization published revised versions of the standards followed by accredited testing/calibration laboratories and by accreditation bodies. Learn about some of the major changes of both revised standards and what the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC is doing to implement them.
BY CHERYL MORTON AND GENEVA BOWMAN
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QUALITY DATA
LABORATORY ACCREDITATION, PROFICIENCY TESTING, AND REGISTRIES EXPLAINED  
Laboratories can participate in a variety of programs to help ensure that they are regularly providing their customers with quality sampling results. What are the differences between accreditation, proficiency testing, and registry programs?
BY KAY BECHTOLD
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FLEXIBLE AND USER FRIENDLY
APPLYING THE ANSI Z9.5 STANDARD ON LABORATORY VENTILATION  
Among lab ventilation standards, the American National Standards Institute’s Z9.5 is probably the most useful and comprehensive. This article discusses several Z9.5 requirements and the OHS professional’s role in meeting them.      
BY D. JEFF BURTON
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New Requirements for Labs
Laboratories and Accreditation Bodies Tackle Revised ISO Standards
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