A2LA Accredits New York City Special Inspection Agency

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The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is proud to announce the initial accreditation of Municipal Testing Laboratory, Inc., a Special Inspection Agency, to ISO/IEC 17020.

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A2LA is one of the select approved accrediting bodies recognized by the New York City Building Department for the accreditation of Special Inspection Agencies.

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is proud to announce the initial accreditation of Municipal Testing Laboratory, Inc., a Special Inspection Agency, to ISO/IEC 17020. Municipal Testing Laboratory, Inc., located in Hauppauge, NY, received its initial accreditation on April 26, 2013 after a thorough review of their quality management system and technical competence. They chose A2LA accreditation to meet the requirements of the New York City Building Department as required by Section (c)(3) of 1 RCNY 101-06.

A2LA is one of the select approved accrediting bodies recognized by the New York City Building Department for the accreditation of Special Inspection Agencies. According to Chapter 17 of the NYC building code, special inspection is defined as, “inspection of selected materials, equipment, installation, fabrication, erection or placement of components and connections, to ensure compliance with approved construction documents and referenced standards as required by this chapter or elsewhere in this code or its referenced standards.” Special Inspection Agencies are now required to register with New York City and become accredited if they are inspecting larger projects, following a decision from the New York City (NYC) Department of Buildings (DOB). A deadline of May 13, 2013 was set for agencies performing Special Inspections on “Class 1” projects.

ABOUT A2LA:
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA provides world-class accreditation and training services for testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers. Services are available to any type of organization, be it in the private or government sector.

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