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Title: HPS instrument calibration laboratory accreditation program

The purpose of this paper is to provide an accurate overview of the development and structure of the program established by the Health Physics Society (HPS) for accrediting instrument calibration laboratories relative to their ability to accurately calibrate portable health physics instrumentation. The purpose of the program is to provide radiation protection professionals more meaningful direct and indirect access to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) national standards, thus introducing a means for improving the uniformity, accuracy, and quality of ionizing radiation field measurements. The process is designed to recognize and document the continuing capability of each accredited laboratory to accurately perform instrument calibration. There is no intent to monitor the laboratory to the extent that each calibration can be guaranteed by the program; this responsibility rests solely with the accredited laboratory.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
250222
Report Number(s):
PNL--10076; CONF-9303220--
ON: DE96008816; TRN: 96:002617-0012
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on measurement quality assurance for ionizing radiation, Gaithersburg, MD (United States), 16-18 Mar 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]; Related Information: Is Part Of Workshop on measurement quality assurance for ionizing radiation: Proceedings; Heath, J.A.; Swinth, K.L. [comps.]; PB: 468 p.
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATION MONITORS; CALIBRATION; CERTIFICATION; QUALITY ASSURANCE