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Preventive Action – How to Implement New Regulations (e.g., 2017 Method Update Rule (MUR)) and Changes In Your Lab/Organization


SYNOPSIS

The objective of the two-hour class is to demonstrate how to use the preventive action requirements found in the TNI standard (V1M2 4.12) to prepare and implement the changes in regulations such as the Method Update Rule (MUR) published in September 2017. The laboratory must review the requirements in the regulations and determine which parts are applicable to the laboratory. For example, the revised 600 series methods and the Method Detection Limit (MDL) determination must be reviewed and updated if the laboratory is performing these activities. These procedures are also applicable when a laboratory/organization relocates or adds building space, etc.

The MUR has significant changes for testing laboratories performing wastewater using 40CFR 136 approved methods. The MUR also presents a new Method Detection Limit (MDL) process. Laboratories must update procedures and perform the necessary calculations to address this change in the requirement. Proper planning and review ensures a limited number of non-conformities during the next assessment to the TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard requirements.

A plan for method, regulatory and other changes is part of the management of the laboratory/organization operation.  This planning reduces the number of findings identified by assessors and clients.


Course Fee:
$45 for TNI members
$60 for non-members
$295 group rate (8 or more students) 

Note: Certificates of Attendance are available for an additional $15 charge per certificate.

Format:
Webinar

Start Date:
Tuesday 19th September 2017, 11:00am EDT

Length:
2 hours

This course has been reviewed and approved by TNI.

Presented By:


Marlene Moore

About the Presenter:
Marlene Moore founded Advanced Systems, Inc. in February 1992 as a consulting company specializing in quality systems for laboratory and sampling operations. She brings together the needs of quality system management, measurement operations and regulatory compliance.

Marlene Moore has worked and managed sampling and testing laboratories for over twenty years before providing her expertise to others. Current work includes assessing for laboratory accreditation programs to ISO/IEC 17025 and assessing to ISO/IEC 17065 for conformity assessment certification programs. Assessments are performed for A2LA, ANAB and ANSI. Additional assessor and auditor training was completed under the EPA Safe Drinking Water Program for State certification laboratory auditors for inorganic, organic and microbiology and as an ISO auditor for ISO 9000. Formerly an RAB ASQ/ANSI registered auditor.