BUILDING A "REASONABLE STEPS" DEFENSE: LABORATORY TESTINGAuthor: Kris Erickson et al.
Company: Environmental Monitoring Tech.
Date Published: 9/25/2005 Conference: SMTA International
"Reasonable steps" is generally understood to require an exhaustive examination of the product supply chain to the homogeneous material level. When supply-chain information is lacking or suspect or if verification testing of final products is desired, laboratory analysis performed in accordance with internationally-recognized test methodologies and which adheres to a stringent quality assurance/quality control program, can be of significant value.
Key words: due diligence, reasonable steps, homogeneous material, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), test methods.
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