Implementing and Evaluating Laboratory Quality and Management Systems Across Multiple Regulatory Programs and Analytical Procedures.

Oral Presentation

Prepared by A. Valkenburg
QASE Inc. / Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc., 322 Camel Place, Billings, MT, 59105, United States


Contact Information: cvalkenbur@aol.com; 406 696 3915


ABSTRACT

DRAFT
Laboratory Quality and Management Systems suitable to meet individual client Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) requires integration of multiple specifications, requirements, and guidance documents available from a variety of sources. QA/QC program elements taken from EPA regulations, EPA approved methods, and guidance documents associated with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), and Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (CERCLA/SARA) can be combined to meet current laboratory accreditation and client expectations. Example specifications taken from the accreditation standards utilized in SDWA, TNI (NELAC), ISO/IEC 17025, DOD/DOE, Superfund CLP, and also specific State accreditation programs are demonstrated on how to implement and assess Laboratory Quality and Management Systems. Predictive science based QA principles, along with management of change (MOC) processes are then discussed on how to meet the changing regulations and accrediting requirements of today and also to meet future assessment expectations.