The PAT Report—what it is and why an OEHS Professional should ask for it.
Well-performing laboratories are essential to the health and safety of our workers and our communities. How confident are you in the testing results you receive? How are you verifying the accuracy and reliability of the data?
AIHA PAT Programs is the proficiency testing authority for laboratories and partners committed to excellence in laboratory services.
What is the PAT Report? When labs participate in PAT Programs’ proficiency testing, they receive a quarterly* PAT Report, tracking their performance and helping them hone their skills and services.
Why ask for the PAT Report? It is the most concise way for you to gauge the laboratory’s performance:
- See how they’re doing at this moment. The quarterly* report gives you a snapshot of their most recent performance.
- The PAT Report gives you confidence that you are working with a lab that is just as committed to worker health and safety as you are.
- If you’re considering a new laboratory partner—or want to affirm the choice you’ve made—the PAT Report provides the best data to guide you.
So, ask for the PAT Report. It will help you make the best decisions to protect the health and safety of your workers and the community.
*BePAT, EMPAT Culture, and IHPAT Diffusive Sampler proficiency testing programs run less frequently than quarterly. Please visit the Programs page for additional information.