This course reviews specific requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB that incorporate the word risk and those that foster a risk-based thinking approach. Both ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANAB's AR 3125 Forensic Accreditation Requirements have moved to less prescriptive, more performance-based requirements with an aspect of risk-based thinking to facilitate greater effectiveness and continuous improvement. Risk will be defined and several risk-based thinking approaches and tools for identifying, assessing, addressing and monitoring risks will be presented. Participants will then apply these tools and their risk-based thinking knowledge and skills to several practical exercises.
Course Duration: 2 days (4 h/day)
Any forensic laboratory staff who are or will be involved in developing, implementing, and/or maintaining a risk-based thinking approach in their laboratory.