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Asbestos Analysts Registry

 Asbestos Analysts Registry

 

Background​

The Asbestos Analysts Registry (AAR) program, offered by the AIHA Registry Programs, was designed to recognize organizations, and their affiliated analysts, involved in fiber counting of air samples outside of established laboratory locations, primarily on the job site or in the field.  The program is also used by laboratory locations that desire documentation of their ability to do quality work, but that are not required by federal or state regulations to be accredited.

Who is on the AAR?​

Registered Organizations and Registered Analysts have met the qualifications for inclusion on the registry: 

All enrolled analysts must be affiliated with a Registered Organization that oversees the Quality Assurance and Quality Control program that monitors the analyst.  

What is Required to Apply?

Both the organization and its affiliated analysts must be in compliance with the AAR Policy prior to submitting an application. 

An organization must submit Forms 1-7 of the AAR Application and include documentation of a written quality system, their quality assurance practices, their analytical methods, and round robin participation (inter-laboratory slide exchange).   

Analysts must submit Forms 8-10 of the AAR Application​ and include documentation of NIOSH 582 or equivalent training, adherence to the organization's quality system and ongoing proficient performance in the AAT program.  

Other Questions? 

View our FAQ page​ to view other commonly asked questions regarding the AAR program. If you cannot find an answer to your question, contact us at registries@aiha.org​.​​

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