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Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT) Program

The purpose of proficiency testing is to provide interested parties with objective evidence of a laboratory’s capability to produce data that is both accurate and repeatable for the activities listed in its scope of accreditation. A laboratory’s competence can be demonstrated through favorable proficiency testing data. This is important to clients, potential customers, accreditation bodies, and other external entities. 

Participation in proficiency testing activities also provides invaluable feedback in the internal monitoring of a laboratory’s quality system. Through these activities, a laboratory can verify its competence to perform specific calibrations or tests. In addition to regulatory compliance, participating in a proficiency testing program can help analyze the reliability of a laboratory’s analytical protocols, laboratory personnel, and equipment. AIHA PAT programs especially provide participants with opportunities to improve and refine the analytical skills of their staff while training different analysts or testing new procedures. This allows participants to demonstrate their ability to correctly analyze samples in the workplace and the environment.​

The Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT) Program is designed to assist a laboratory improve its analytical performance by providing samples on a quarterly basis, evaluating the results, and providing a report on how well the laboratory performed. In the same way, the IHPAT Program also tests the analytical competence of participating occupational health laboratories.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Updated: 10/18/2017 2:10 PM

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