Exception report for program errors
Scheduled and nonscheduled action history
Field use of other than "working" standards (i.e.,
primary/secondary) should be authorized only by the
accountable supervisor and then only under controlled
conditions and time limitations.
The application readiness of M&TE should be
regularly verified by applicable testing; and where
applicable, battery checks should be performed and
pass/fail criteria for each item should be clearly
indicated on each instrument. These readiness checks
shall not be a substitute for calibration activities.
Special-, limited-, or restricted-use M&TE shall be
clearly identified to describe its applicability.
Handling and Shipment of M&TE
During handling and shipment of M&TE devices M&TE integrity
shall be maintained. Packaging for shipment to the standards
laboratory should not conceal or destroy existing conditions of
equipment. Packaging after calibration and certification should be in
a manner which does not jeopardize equipment.
M&TE shall be traceable from the field application, to the working
standard, secondary standard, primary standard, and NIST or other
nationally recognized standards. All calibration data should have both
forward and reverse traceability between the specific item and the