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


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.

$45 for TNI members
$60 for non-members

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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 [email protected] 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 protected].

2 hours


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.