World Accreditation Day, 9 June 2018

The annual World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme...

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Special Interest Group – Drugs and Alcohol

The Society of Occupational Medicine wishes to set up the above group to discuss best practice, useful resources and sharing individual issues that will cover drug and alcohol issues, including drug driving; novel psychoactive substances; the new ISO 17025:2017...

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is now published

The latest version of ISO/IEC 17025 was released in Nov 2017, with the English version available 31 Dec 2017 onward from the BSI on-line shop.  For accredited laboratories in the UK seeking full details on the migration period, and for laboratory looking to gain...

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Keeping it safe at festivals

Whilst it may be winter in the UK, it is the height of summer in New Zealand and like the UK that includes festivals.  The attached article provides an indication of what drugs are popular in NZ.  It also includes a paragraph on what to do if a person shows signs of...

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