Laboratory Certifications as per International Protocols in the wake of REACH regulations

The chemical industry, worldwide, is subject to increasing regulations, controls and protocols. REACH is an omnibus European regulation. All such global protocols necessitate comprehensive information on each and every chemical to be made available. This has put tremendous demands on laboratories, not only in its equipment and infrastructure but in procedures and practices that must conform to international norms for which laboratories need to get international accreditation.
This article is an overview of such requirements with specific reference to REACH.