Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Newport Beach, CA  •  February 2020


Training Course - Managing an Environmental Laboratory
Patio Room

8:00-5:00

This course presents several aspects of managing an environmental laboratory that generates data of known and documented quality. Most laboratory managers, technical directors and quality assurance managers have learned by doing the job. The science of doing the tests is only part of the process of doing environmental science. Every environmental laboratory manager must learn all aspects of data generation, which includes not only understanding the science, but also understanding the regulations. This course will continue on Saturday, February 8 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Instructor: Marlene Moore, Advanced Systems, Inc.

Understanding Radiochemistry Testing and The 2016 TNI Standard: Radon Emanation, Total Uranium, Method Validation and Instrument Calibrations - Part 5 of 5
Pacific Room
8:00-3:30

This course will provide participants with a general understanding of the theory behind the radioanalytical technique used to perform Ra-226 analysis by radon emanation. In addition, several methods for total uranium analysis will be examined, method validation for an un-promulgated method will be discussed, and an in-depth look at calibrations for all instrument types will be provided.  A mixture of theory-lecture and interactive exercises using real laboratory data examples will help participants understand how analytical processes translate into actions, results, and records that one might encounter in a typical radioanalytical laboratory. It will also address typical challenges that may be encountered. This class will be of benefit both to radiochemistry laboratorians and radiochemistry assessors/ABs.

Instructor: Terry Romanko, Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories


8:00-5:00

Training Course - Managing an Environmental Laboratory Patio Room

This course presents several aspects of managing an environmental laboratory that generates data of known and documented quality. Most laboratory managers, technical directors and quality assurance managers have learned by doing the job. The science of doing the tests is only part of the process of doing environmental science. Every environmental laboratory manager must learn all aspects of data generation, which includes not only understanding the science, but also understanding the regulations. This course will continue on Saturday, February 8 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Instructor: Marlene Moore, Advanced Systems, Inc.


8:00-3:30
Understanding Radiochemistry Testing and The 2016 TNI Standard: Radon Emanation, Total Uranium, Method Validation and Instrument Calibrations - Part 5 of 5 Pacific Room

This course will provide participants with a general understanding of the theory behind the radioanalytical technique used to perform Ra-226 analysis by radon emanation. In addition, several methods for total uranium analysis will be examined, method validation for an un-promulgated method will be discussed, and an in-depth look at calibrations for all instrument types will be provided.  A mixture of theory-lecture and interactive exercises using real laboratory data examples will help participants understand how analytical processes translate into actions, results, and records that one might encounter in a typical radioanalytical laboratory. It will also address typical challenges that may be encountered. This class will be of benefit both to radiochemistry laboratorians and radiochemistry assessors/ABs.

Instructor: Terry Romanko, Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories