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Closer Cooperation
Accredited certification delivers real added value
World Accreditation Day - June 9th 2012
Cgcre hosts IAF/ILAC Joint General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
New CASCO Publications due in 2012
Medical Device Regulators show an interest in IAF based accreditation for ISO 13485
Message from the PAC secretariat
Communication key to EA future development
News from EA and its Committees
News from IAAC
Development of New Accreditation Services in Hong Kong
Poland (PCA) kicks off its World Accreditation Day activities
Accreditation continues to gain Regulatory recognition in Dubai
SANAS’s support for South Africa’s Industrial Policy Framework
Closing the U.S. Skills Gap: ANSI Joint Member Forum Focuses on Building Economic Growth through a Quality Workforce
The role of ACCREDIA, the Italian Accreditation Body, in the mandatory sector
Cgcre´s end user satisfaction survey
Mauritas provides Food Safety and Information Security Accreditation workshops

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Accreditation continues to gain Regulatory recognition in Dubai

Dubai Police commends the work of the Dubai Accreditation Department

Dubai Police praised the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) for its efforts and contributions in making the Emirate of Dubai a better and safer place to live. In this regard, Dubai Police awarded an appreciation certificate to the Dubai Accreditation Department in a graceful ceremony. Major General Rashid Al Mazroui of Dubai Police presented the certificate to Ms. Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Director of DAC. DAC is operating various accreditation schemes for certification bodies in the fields of safety and environment, including accreditation for food safety management systems, environmental management systems and occupational health and safety assessment series.

DAC signs MoU for accreditation with Dubai Health Authority

The Dubai Municipality has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Health Authority for cooperation of accreditation in health sector in Dubai. Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, and Mr. Qadi Saeed Al Muroshid, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, signed the MoU. According to the MoU, the Dubai Health Authority formally recognizes the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) as the provider of accreditation services in the health sector of Dubai. To date, DAC has already accredited 19 medical laboratories according to ISO 15189:2007.

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