Poor quality calibration has been on the rise for some time now. As the baby-boomer work force begins to near retirement, years of skilled technical expertise is diminishing. Many businesses are watching as technically competent workers, who have worked for them for years, leave their organizations. The heavy number of resignations has begun to worry
When the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard was revised, one of the biggest changes for calibration laboratories was the requirement that laboratories must now plan and implement actions to address the risks inherent in the laboratory’s activities. This risk-based approach and the assessment of the risks is not always an easy and straightforward concept to grasp and
Improper calibration, or lack of calibration can lead to enormous risks in and out of the workplace. For instruments that are used within the workplace, and improper calibration can lead to increased scrap, expenses, and reduced productivity. For instruments that impact items produced for clients, improper calibration can lead to defects resulting in recalls and
Torque wrenches are tools that are used to measure the torque applied to various screws, bolts and other interconnecting fasteners. They can either be used as a measurement tool, or they can be used to set the appropriate torque to be applied to the fastener so it can meet the specifications designed by the manufacturer.