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Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Brown Bag 3: Internal Audits and Management Review
Your "Best Friends" for Compliance, Planning and Improvement

This 2-hour interactive webcast focuses on how the management system elements of internal audits and annual management review, provide management with vital real time information and interact to form the basis for continuous improvement.


Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory QA Managers,
  • Laboratory Assessors
  • Data Users
  • Laboratory Managers

Definitions are explored as well as the different types of internal audits that may be considered and the requirements detailed in the TNI 2009 ES Standard. Responsibilities and accountabilities for meeting the standard requirements and prerequisites for conducting these activities are presented. Some of the ways to implement effective procedures for these foundation systems, suggestions that have been implemented in real life organizations, tools to facilitate management of the records and documentation are a strong focus and are discussed. The instructor explores how to craft and use the findings and results from these tools to not only react to problems but to potentially drive quality improvement and communication.

This webcast is geared to participation by laboratory management and technical personnel, specifically supervisors, managers, and QA professionals as well as assessors from the private and public sectors.

Some of the Course Topics

  • What are the different types of internal audits
  • How to foster Effective Management involvement
  • How do audits integrate with corrective actions?
  • Turning annual review activities into actions
  • What do NELAP and ISO 17025 standards prescribe?
  • Monitoring the review outcome and actions
  • Content, frequency and personnel needs
  • Using these elements to foster communications at all levels of operation
  • Benefits of auditing besides just meeting accreditation requirements
  • How to integrate client involvement into reviews
  • Tools to effective implementation and monitoring
  • Integrating results into other elements of the
  • Documentation and record keeping requirements management system

This on-demand webcast is an audio/visual recording of a webinar that was recorded on October 5, 2012.

Course Fee:
$49 for TNI members; $59 for all others; $250 group rate

TNI Members: you must belogged-into the website to receive the member rate.

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About Webcasts:
Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a special link by e-mail to watch the webcast on your computer. The link is time-limited: you will have full access to the webcast and any associated handouts for 6 months after receipt of payment, at which time the link will expire. Webcasts cannot be downloaded; they are intended for viewing on your computer only during the 6-month window. If you have any questions, please contact Ilona Taunton atilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org.

No certificates are provided with webcasts.  If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for your records, there will be an additional $15 charge per person.  Contact Ilona Taunton at ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org if you need a certificate.

Format:
Webcast

Length:
2 hours

This course is endorsed by TNI but the course material has not been reviewed.

Presented By:

Jack Farrell

About the Presenter:
Jack Farrell has 34 years of experience in the environmental industry as an analyst, QA professional, technical and general manager of small, medium and large commercial laboratories. He is an experienced environmental manager, laboratory chemist, trainer, and auditor. Mr. Farrell holds degrees in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) and Chemistry and is a professional trainer, consultant and third party assessor for a number of state and federal regulators. Jack Farrell is a Senior Environmental Analyst, President and Founder of Analytical Excellence, Inc. (AEX). Since its inception in 1993, AEX has been an independent strictly confidential consulting firm specializing in environmental laboratory operations, analysis and matters concerning the generation of analytical data to support effective compliance decision-making and aspects of litigation. AEX's clientele consist of well-known small and large laboratory companies, instrument manufacturers, engineering firms, state and federal regulatory agencies and legal practice firms.