Small Laboratory TNI Standard Implementation Series
Part 3 – Management of Ethics
The third part of the series will review how to manage the work environment to ensure work is done in an ethical manner. It starts with a policy, but the climate or culture of the laboratory has more influence and can often make the policy ineffective. The management defines the culture. Management must have open discussions of technical and non-technical matters. It must encourage understanding of the requirements and communicate in a documented manner so miscommunication is minimized. When an inappropriate practice is suspected, how the management investigates the activity and handles the matter establishes the climate.
About the Small Laboratory TNI Standard Implementation Series
The NELAC Institute, in cooperation with Advanced Systems, Inc., provided a series of (10) 2-hour webcasts that show how to implement the Standard. All size laboratories can implement the 2009/2016 TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard. The key is understanding the Standard and documenting what you do in your everyday work.
Running a laboratory is more than just performing the method. There are other operations that require management such as buying supplies, handling customer inquiries, receiving and disposing of samples, ensuring the competency of personnel, and keeping equipment running, plus others. What is needed and how these operations are performed is up to you.
Do you want to make sure you have considered all parts of the operation? Then use the TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard as your road map.
$45 for TNI members
$60 for non-members
TNI Members: you must be logged-in to the website to receive the member rate.
No certificates are automatically provided with this training. A Certificate of Attendance may be purchased for $20 per person during registration or webcast purchase. To receive your certificate, contact Paul Junio at firstname.lastname@example.org with date of purchase and date of training completion. See FAQs for additional information.
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 at email@example.com.
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.