The Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program provides formal recognition of competence for laboratories carrying out environmental tests, and enables laboratories to better meet their obligations to regulators. Approximately 120 parameters can be accredited within the following environmental fields of testing:
- Inorganics - water and soil
- Microbiology - water
- Occupational health - air filters
- Organics - water and soil
- PCB - oil
- Toxicology - water
SCC also offers accreditation to laboratories conducting drinking water testing under the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act. Under the terms of its agreement with the Ontario provincial government, SCC assesses the ability of laboratories to perform drinking water tests, and is solely responsible for approval of their accreditation.