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National Accreditation Focal Points
Drawing from PTB´s experience in supporting the setting up of National Accreditation Focal Points worldwide, this paper presents main types and characteristics of this concept. Besides, it illustrates practical implementation steps and lessons learned gained from the technical cooperation of PTB. The document aims to assist political decision makers and institutions of the national Quality Infrastructure in their endeavour to build up accreditation capacities in their country using National Accreditation Focal Points.
Towards mutual recognition of metrological competence
The document describes how mutual recognition of metrological competence can be achieved and which conditions an economy has to meet to be recognized by others as a reliable trading partner. This guide aims to support sector stakeholders and policymakers in the achievement of mutual recognition which is a key factor for the reduction of technical barriers to trade.
Steps towards a National Metrology System
The paper describes requirements and recommendations for the development, organization, and operation of a national metrology system. Steps towards a national metrology policy are presented. The document proposes measures to ensure that a metrology system is adequate for the economy and society of a given country. It addresses decision and policymakers with limited knowledge of metrology on the one hand, and metrologists working in metrology institutions in an early development stage. It may also be useful for third parties (donors) and their implementing agencies.
Chemical Waste Management for Laboratories
The manual indicates best practices for chemical waste management. Based on general and specific procedures as well as examples, it outlines the possibilities available to a chemist or person in charge of a chemical laboratory regarding the selection of chemicals and their pre-treatment to ensure that no hazardous substances will be released into the environment. The paper is primarily intended to help responsible parties identify the most practical and application-oriented solutions for the disposal of chemical waste in developing countries.
The Road to a Mass Laboratory
The guide aims to assist metrologists in increasing the accuracy and reliability of mass measurements. It provides detailed recommendations regarding weights used, required laboratory conditions, equipment, and calibration parameters.
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