The Asbestos Analysts Registry (AAR) program, offered by the AIHA Registry Programs, was designed to recognize the analysts of organizations involved in fiber counting on air samples outside of established laboratory locations, primarily on the job site or in the field, but is also used by laboratory locations that desire documentation of their ability to do quality work, but that are not required by federal or state regulations to be accredited.
Who is on the AAR?
Registered organizations and analysts have met the qualifications for inclusion on the registry: personnel training, adherence to an established and documented quality system that is based on the most current versions of the NIOSH 7400 Method and the AAR Policy and successful participation in the Asbestos Analysts Testing (AAT) proficiency program. All enrolled analysts must be affiliated with an registered organization that oversees the Quality Assurance and Quality Control program that monitors the analyst.
Asbestos Analysts Registry (AAR) Registered Analysts
Asbestos Analysts Registry Registered Organizations
What is required to apply?
Both the organization and its affiliated analysts must be in compliance with the AAR Policies prior to submitting an application.
An organization must submit Forms 1-7 of the AAR Application and include documentation of a written quality system, their quality assurance practices, their analytical methods, and round robin participation (inter-laboratory slide exchange).
Analysts must submit Forms 8-10 of the AAR Application and include documentation of NIOSH 582 or equivalent training, adherence to the organization's quality system and ongoing proficient performance in the Asbestos Analysts Testing (AAT) program.