Announcement from Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
Mandatory NABL Accreditation and OHSAS Certification
The Central Government orders says :
- Recognition of private laboratories and recognition of their analysts shall be done by the Central Pollution Control Board here after as per the Environmental Protection Act 1986
- All environmental laboratories shall obtain accreditation from the National Accreditation Board
for Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation ISO 17025 :2017 for all criteria testing
parameters as defined by Central Pollution Control Board along with Certification for Occupational
Health and Safety Management System – ISO 45001:2018 before submission of application to the
Central Pollution Control Board for consideration of the said application under the provisions of
the Act, for –
(i) fresh or renewal of recognition of laboratory;
(ii) changes in the name of Government Analysts; and (iii) shifting of laboratory premises.
- The recognition of laboratory shall be granted for the validity period of accreditation under ISO 17025:2017 and for the testing parameters accredited therein.
- The recognition of laboratory shall be granted for the validity period of ISO 45001:2018 certification from a recognised agency and shall be valid for the same premises of its operation for which the application is made.
Full notification can e downloaded from the link below
Source : http://moef.gov.in/en/