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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

Patty Carvajal
San Antonio River Authority
San Antonio, TX
pmcarvajal@sara-tx.org

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

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


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