Small Laboratory TNI Standard Implementation Series
Part 5 - Sample Handling
The fifth part of the series will review the documentation for sample handling and provide ways to conform to the requirements. Any size laboratory must perform sample receipt, tracking and disposal. You can meet the standard requirements in many ways depending on the matrix, technologies and customer requirements for the analyte to be measured. The key is to be sure the laboratory can prove which sample was measured and if the sample has been changed either as part of the procedure or before analysis. We will review several ways that labs conform to the requirements, which most labs perform now, but they lack the documented procedure to prove what is done. How does your lab know when it changed the process and can you determine which samples were handled the old way and which the new way?
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.
$40 for TNI members
$50 for non-members
NOTE: An additional $15 per person will be charged for anyone who desires a certificate of attendance for a course.
TNI Members: you must be logged-in to the website to receive the member rate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course has been reviewed and approved by TNI.
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.