Risk Managment

Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories
Oral Presentation

Prepared by R. Frederici
Eurofins TestAmerica, 2417 Bond ST., University Park, IL, 60484, United States

Contact Information: ray.frederici@testamericainc.com; 708-534-2434


The most recent update of ISO 17025 adds many risk components to the standard. Understanding risk and modifying a laboratory’s quality system to meet the requirements of 17025 can pose a challenge. The author discusses how to rethink your quality system and express it with new risk-based language in your processes and procedures. This presentation presents common sense solutions for incorporating risk analysis, planning and decision making to enhance and bolster your existing quality management system. The author discusses risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies to help businesses perform better by minimizing the impact of the cost of failure on profitability.