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Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram


For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers Industry
Two unusual things happened on Nov. 16, 2018. Fifty-five nations from every continent (except Antarctica) agreed on something, and metrology, the science of measurement, was major news! On that day in Versailles, France, the world’s measurement experts voted to do something momentous. They passed a resolution that specifies the exact values for seven fundamental constants of physics and, in the process, they made it possible for anyone, anywhere to make precise, accurate measurements using the International System of Units (SI), popularly known as the metric system.


NCSLI Committee News

Early Career Professionals 157 Committee
NCSLI has initiated a mentoring project to help individuals and groups of professionals to accelerate their success. Join us for our interactive series starting March 2019.
Is your career advancing the way you hoped? Do you feel your skills/contributions are under-the-radar or maybe underdeveloped? Are you stuck in a comfort zone, just one in the crowd of peers? If you are a Test/Measurement professional wanting to get more out of your skill investment join us for our interactive series starting March 2019. The initial 5 part series is facilitated as an on-line group think-tank, base-lining and establishing skills and actions focused on achieving an ever evolving career path forward. Future detail subjects will be based on feedback of the group.

Mentor Series Kickoff
Basic Self Evaluation
Training and Skills Planning (1 of 2)
Training and Skills Planning (2 of 2)
Time Management
Meeting Contact:
Leah Lindstrom

ISO/IEC 17025:2017
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.
LM-19 Implementation of a Delayed Dating Approach to Calibration
This guide details how calibration laboratory managers can implement a delayed dating approach to calibration activation. This approach is based on the probability that Measurement and Test Equipment will remain in tolerance under controlled conditions prior to activation and deployment in the field. This process lowers the cost of operations and can improve availability of equipment and reduce stock-out events and is also a strategy to load level the workload resulting in minimization of turnaround times at calibrations facilities.


ILAC Comment Opportunity "Guidelines for the determination of recalibration intervals of measuring equipment used in testing laboratories"
Send comments by June 15, 2019
LAC Comment and Observations Template.doc

We are still accepting papers!
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Conference Poster
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Nomination Deadline June 7, 2019

Deadline Extended - May 20, 2019
Joe D. Simmons Scholarship Application
(Microsoft Word Document)

January 2019 Vol. 12 No. 1 
April 2019 Vol. 12 No. 2 

NCSLI Region and Section Coordinators