The ASTM International has announced the addition of accreditation for the globally-recognized American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for 17 of its proficiency testing programs.
The new accreditations cover programs including:
• Diesel exhaust fluid,
• Polyethylene plastics,
• Stainless steel,
• Woven fabrics,
• Knit fabrics, and more.
“Labs that turn to ASTM International to help monitor their strengths and weaknesses throughout their organizations can enjoy increased confidence in knowing that their programs meet strict competency standards,” says Tim Brooke, vice president of laboratory services at ASTM.
The recent additions bring the total number of ASTM International programs that have achieved A2LA accreditation to 45, including cetane, engine coolants, biodiesel and many more. More than 95 percent of ASTM’s proficiency testing programs have now been accredited.
Programs accredited through A2LA are assessed against criteria from a key standard: Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing (ISO/IEC 17043:2010).
More than 5,000 laboratories use ASTM’s statistical quality assurance tools in the proficiency testing programs. For more information, or to see a full list of programs, visit www.astm.org.