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Laboratory Quality Systems Committee

This committee develops laboratory quality systems standards based on public input and provides technical assistance on issues related to adopted standards or tools that facilitate the implementation of the standard.

Conference Calls: 2nd Monday, 1 pm ET

Contact the Committee Chair or Program Administrator to participate in the calls of this committee.

Note: On June 9, 2010, this committee was renamed the Laboratory Quality Systems Committee to reflect a change in the TNI bylaws. Documents such as meeting minutes may show the previous name of this committee, Quality Systems Committee.

 

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Mission Statement: To develop laboratory quality systems standards based on public input and to provide technical assistance on issues related to adopted standards or tools that facilitate the implementation of the standard.

Objectives:

  • Develop standards based on input from all stakeholder groups
  • Ensure that the Standard will produce data of known and documented quality
  • Use ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as the basis of the standard
  • Provide technical assistance such as responding to Standard Interpretation Requests (SIRs)
  • Provide technical assistance in developing tools to facilitate the implementation of the standard

Success Measures:

  • Timely development of standards
  • Prompt responses to SIRs

Key Milestones:

  • Development of Clarifications to the 2009 TNI Standard based on SIRs and other sources.(ongoing)
  • Officially proposing the Tentative Interim Amendment in V2, Module 7 as a standard. (ongoing)

Considerations:
Committee members are volunteers; limited funding. Committee has balanced representation consisting of 5 accrediting bodies, 5 accredited laboratories and 6 "others" (including EPA, Department of Defense and a representative from third party accrediting body).

Available Resources:

  • Volunteer committee members
  • TNI Infrastructure
  • Environmental technical community
  • Teleconference services
  • Administrative support
  • Technical editor support

Additional Resources Required:

  • Travel funding

Anticipated Meeting Schedule:

  • Monthly teleconferences
  • Face to Face meetings during the semiannual TNI Forums
  • Additional teleconferences and/or face-to-face meetings as needed

Paul Junio, Chair
Northern Lake Service, Inc.
Waukesha, WI
paulj@nlslab.com

Jessica Jensen, Vice Chair
A & E Analytical Laboratory
Wichita, KS
jessica@aelabonline.com

Ilona Taunton, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Mill Spring, NC
ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org

Kristin Brown
Utah DOH
Taylorsville, UT
kristinbrown@utah.gov

Lisbeth Garcia
Oregon DOH
Hillsboro, OR
lizbeth.garcia@state.or.us

Chris Gunning
A2LA
Frederick, MD
cgunning@a2la.org

Sara Hoffman
Kansas Dept. of Health & Env.
Topeka, KS
shoffman@kdheks.gov

Silky Labie
Env. Lab. Consulting & Technology, LLC
Tallahassee, FL
elcatllc@centurylink.net

Jacob Oaxaca
CA Water Boards
Sacramento, CA
jacob.oaxaca@waterboards.ca.gov

Shari Pfalmer
ESC Lab Sciences
Mt. Juliet, TN
spfalmer@esclabsciences.com

Dale Piechocki
Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc.
South Bend, IN
DalePiechocki@eurofinsUS.com

Bill Ray
William Ray Consulting LLC
Martinez, CA
Bill_Ray@williamrayllc.com

Matt Sowards
ACZ Laboratories, Inc.
Steamboat Springs, CO
matts@acz.com

Janice Willey
NAVSEA LQAO
Goose Creek, SC
janice.willey@navy.mil

September 11, 2017 August 14, 2017
August 7, 2017 July 10, 2017
June 12, 2017 May 9, 2017
April 24, 2017 March 13, 2017
February 13, 2017 January 25, 2017
January 9, 2017

October 10, 2016 September 12, 2016
July 22, 2016 June 13, 2016
May 9, 2016 March 14, 2016
February 15, 2016 January 26, 2016
January 11, 2016

December 18, 2015 December 14, 2015
November 9, 2015 October 12, 2015
September 14, 2015 August 10, 2015
July 31, 2015 July 13, 2015
June 8, 2015 April 13, 2015
March 23, 2015 March 9, 2015
February 15, 2015 February 15, 2015
February 4, 2015

March 10, 2014 February 10, 2014
January 27, 2014

August 8, 2013 January 14, 2013
February 13, 2012 January 31, 2012
January 9, 2012

December 12, 2011 November 14, 2011
September 12, 2011 August 17, 2011
July 11, 2011 June 13, 2011
March 14, 2011 March 14, 2011 (attachment)
February 1, 2011 January 10, 2011

November 8, 2010
October 11, 2010 September 13, 2010
August 12, 2010 July 12, 2010
June 14, 2010 May 10, 2010
April 12, 2010 March 8, 2010
February 8, 2010

December 14, 2009 November 9, 2009
October 19, 2009 September 14, 2009
July 13, 2009 June 8, 2009
May 11, 2009 April 13, 2009
March 9, 2009 February 9, 2009

December 8, 2008
November 10, 2008 October 27, 2008
September 15, 2008 July 14, 2008
June 09, 2008 May 12, 2008
April 14, 2008 March 10, 2008
February 11, 2008 January 15, 2008

December 03, 2007
November 12, 2007 October 29-30, 2007
October 15, 2007 September 10, 2007
August 20, 2007 August 15, 2007
August 13, 2007 July 09, 2007
June 11, 2007 May 14, 2007
May 01, 2007 April 23, 2007
April 09, 2007 March 19, 2007
March 12, 2007 February 12, 2007
January 22, 2007

December 11, 2006 November 13, 2006

Current Projects:

Development of guidance for implementation of TNI QS standard modules

Current Needs:

Coming soon