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Workshop Excellence Webinar Series
Practical Implementation of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Requirements

Records and Record Keeping


Who Should Watch?

  • Laboratory QA Managers
  • Laboratory Assessors
  • Data Users
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Analysts

Records and Record Keeping is the companion to document and document control for assuring data of known and documented quality. It is the other side of the equation. Managing the tremendous amounts of measurement and support data required for proper historical reconstruction can be a monumentally frustrating task. It all starts with understanding the requirements and designing the quality management system to be compliant, complete yet practical and easy to use. While the TNI Standard has specific requirements to be met, it provides flexibility on how records are kept and how they are managed. It is important for management to consider technology, storage mechanisms, traceability, archiving and retrievable of records. Paper versus electronic and the use of LIMS systems needs to be factored into the equation.

This 2-hour interactive webcast focuses on the Standard’s provisions and potential options to defining how records are kept. There is no one solution. Solutions must be tailored to the organizations needs and operation. What needs to be recorded, how to record, how to manage and store records for easy access and to minimized resource needs will be discussed and examples will be presented for consideration. Some of the challenges that have been observed in assessments will be presented and discussed. What tools are available to labs? Do electronic distribution and management really work? What are the considerations when considering and blending paper records with electronic records.

This workshop is intended to be interactive. Questions are encouraged and welcomed. Several options for participants to provide feedback, including their own experiences, solutions and frustrations, will be provided.

This on-demand webcast is an audio/visual recording of a webinar that was recorded on July 12, 2013.

$75 for TNI members
$90 for non-members

Group rates are available: Each purchased webcast is to be viewed by only one student. If you would like multiple viewers, separate purchases must be made. A group rate of $325 for TNI members or $400 for non-members is available for groups of 5-10 students at a single location. Click here to purchase this webcast at the group rate.

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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:

Jack Farrell

About the Presenter:

Jack Farrell has more than 40 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.