May 13, 2021

AIHA PAT Programs Maintains ISO/IEC 17043 Accreditation

AIHA PAT Programs is pleased to announce that we have maintained our ISO/IEC 17043:2010 accreditation through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), after a thorough assessment and review of our quality management system and technical competence to develop and administer proficiency testing schemes.

The achievement of A2LA accreditation demonstrates an organization's competence to manage and perform the activities defined by its A2LA Scope of Accreditation 3300.01. These activities include Beryllium Proficiency Analytical Testing (BePAT), Bulk Asbestos Proficiency Analytical Testing (BAPAT), Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT), Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT), and Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT).

"We have operated high-quality Proficiency Analytical Testing Programs for many years," said Angela Oler, AIHA PAT Programs' Director of Operations. "We are thrilled to have achieved reaccreditation for all PAT programs. We knew we had strong, stable, and reliable programs and now we have the third-party acknowledgment of our continued quality and commitment to continuous improvement."