Legal Metrology

Committee Charter
  • Provide a forum for information exchange among calibration and testing laboratory managers and staff on Legal metrology issues at both the national and international level, by providing a link to field applications through National and Regional legal metrology organizations.
  • Provide communication and information for member organizations with regard to Legal metrology on topics of measurement traceability, uncertainty analysis, standards availability, documentary standards development and distribution, accreditation needs and requirements, benchmarking criteria and schedule, and interlaboratory comparisons.
  • Provide training in the measurement disciplines common to Legal Metrology.
  • Work in conjunction with the Measurement Assurance Program Committee developing and supporting NCSLI sponsored Interlaboratory Comparisons (ILC's) suitable for Legal Metrology laboratory participation.
  • Provide contact information for formation of working groups to assist in development of OIML and ASTM standards.
Goals
  1. Maintain liaison with NIST Office of Weights and Measures. NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) reports on Legal Metrology developments in the U.S. marketplace. OWM will continue to share the status of updated documentary standards and publications, the introduction of new technology (e.g., hydrogen fuel), and specific issues that impact Legal Metrology (e.g., metric packaging and labeling).
  2. Publish and promote the 2014 weights and measures laboratories Workload Survey (2014 version posted at link).
  3. Plan for the 2016 Workload Survey.
The W&M News from All Over!
(October 13, 2015)

FTC Chief Calls for “Targeted” Regulation of Uber, Airbnb

http://njour.nl/s/74314?oref=email

 Ministry detects fraud in packed goods

http://vietnamnews.vn/society/276461/ministry-detects-fraud-in-packed-goods.html

 MO

AG Koster asks Court to hold Walgreens in contempt

http://ago.mo.gov/home/ag-koster-asks-court-to-hold-walgreens-in-contempt


For Consumers:

Package Downsizing Proves That Less Is Not More

Ever felt duped when opening a bag of chips or a bottle of pills only to see a lot less product than you expected? Learn how to shop smarter.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/09/packaging-downsizing-less-is-not-more/index.htm

More packaging, less product? How to fight back against ‘slack fill’

http://wtop.com/consumer-news/2015/09/packaging-less-product-fight-back-slack-fill/

Avoid Paying More for Downsized Products at the Supermarket

http://6abc.com/shopping/avoid-paying-more-for-downsized-products-at-the-supermarket/996475/

Carol T. Hockert, NIST/Office of Weights and Measures

2014 State Laboratory Program Workload Survey - Final Draft October 13, 2015

See below.
2014-Workload-Survey
(Adobe PDF File)