ISRANALYTICA 2015 is planned 14-15 January 2015 at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel. In conjunction with that major annual event, a Workshop on Human Errors and Quality of Chemical Analytical Results will take place on 13 January 2015 at the adjacent Dan Panorama Hotel.
A similar workshop on human errors was organized successfully in 2013, a report was published in the May-June 2013 CI issue and available at http://www.iupac.org/publications/ci/2013/3503/cc2_290113.html
The idea of the current workshop is that the quality management system approach, applied for chemical analytical (testing) laboratories, provides continual improvement of a laboratory quality system. One of the improvement directions is prevention of human errors. However, human activity is never free from errors: they are root causes of the majority of incidents and accidents. In analytical chemistry human errors may lead to atypical test results of questionable reliability. There are, for example, out-of-specification test results that fall outside the established specifications in the pharmaceutical industry, or do not comply with regulatory, legislation or specification limits in other industries and fields such as environmental and food analysis. When an atypical test result is identified, it is important to determine the root causes of the event and to avoid recurrence of such results. Where no limits have yet been established (e.g., for an environmental object or a new material), human errors may lead to incorrect evaluation of the tested property. Thus, a study of human errors is necessary in any field of analytical chemistry. Any laboratory demonstrating competence in analytical chemistry and conformity assessment should also be able to develop relevant, human-error related, corrective, and preventive actions.
The workshop will be organized by the Israel Analytical Chemistry Society (IACS) in cooperation with IUPAC and the Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry (CITAC).
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