Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Newport Beach, CA  •  February 2020


Implementing and Maintaining a TNI Quality System: Management Requirements
Plaza I and II

8:00-12:00

This interactive session will feature panelists who will share their experiences on implementing the TNI Standard, and allow attendees to ask questions about specific language in the 2016 Standard.

Panelists:
Kristin Brown, Utah Department of Health
Robin Cook, City of Daytona Beach EML
Kathi Gumpper, ChemVal Consulting
Jessica Jensen, Meridian Analytical Labs
Paul Junio, Northern Lake Service
Trinity O'Neal, City of Austin
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories
Michelle Wade, A2LA Workplace Training

8:00 Introduction to Session
8:10 Organization and Management
8:30 Quality Manual and SOPs
8:50 Document Control
9:10 Review of Requests, Tenders and Contracts and Subcontracting of Environmental Tests
9:30 Purchasing Services and Supplies, Service to the Client, and Complaints
10:00 Break
10:15 Control of Nonconforming Environmental Testing Work and Improvement
10:35 Corrective Action and Preventive Action
10:55 Control of Records
11:15 Internal Audits and Management Reviews
11:35 Data Integrity Investigations

Session Moderator: Stephen Arms, Florida DOH (retired)

TNI Asbestos Committee
Palm Room
8:00-12:00

The mission of this committee is to develop and maintain consensus Standards for asbestos testing that support TNI programs, and that address the following elements:

  1. Roles and responsibilities of program participants
  2. Method selection and validation
  3. Technical requirements
  4. Quality assurance and data acceptance criteria

Committee Chair: Myron Getman, New York State DOH

Lunch Provided
Plaza Arbor
12:00-1:00

Implementing and Maintaining a TNI Quality System: Technical Requirements
Plaza I
1:00-4:00

1:00 Personnel
1:20 Accommodation and Environmental Conditions
1:40 Environmental Methods and Method Validation
2:00 Calibration Requirements
2:20 Measurement Traceability
2:40 Collection of Samples
3:00 Break
3:15 Handling Samples and Test Items
3:30 Quality Assurance for Environmental Testing
3:45 Reporting the Results


Session Moderator: Stephen Arms, Florida DOH (retired)

TNI Radiochemistry Expert Committee
Palm Room
1:00-4:00

The Radiochemistry Expert Committee is responsible for Module 6 of the TNI laboratory accreditation Standard.


Committee Chair: Terry Romanko, Eurofins TestAmerica, St. Louis

General Session
Plaza III
4:15-5:00

Summary of the 2020 Forum
Each Committee chair will provide a recap of events that occurred during the week.


Session Moderator: Alfredo Sotomayor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District


8:00-12:00

Implementing and Maintaining a TNI Quality System: Management Requirements Plaza I and II

This interactive session will feature panelists who will share their experiences on implementing the TNI Standard, and allow attendees to ask questions about specific language in the 2016 Standard.

Panelists:
Kristin Brown, Utah Department of Health
Robin Cook, City of Daytona Beach EML
Kathi Gumpper, ChemVal Consulting
Jessica Jensen, Meridian Analytical Labs
Paul Junio, Northern Lake Service
Trinity O'Neal, City of Austin
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories
Michelle Wade, A2LA Workplace Training

8:00 Introduction to Session
8:10 Organization and Management
8:30 Quality Manual and SOPs
8:50 Document Control
9:10 Review of Requests, Tenders and Contracts and Subcontracting of Environmental Tests
9:30 Purchasing Services and Supplies, Service to the Client, and Complaints
10:00 Break
10:15 Control of Nonconforming Environmental Testing Work and Improvement
10:35 Corrective Action and Preventive Action
10:55 Control of Records
11:15 Internal Audits and Management Reviews
11:35 Data Integrity Investigations


Session Moderator: Stephen Arms, Florida DOH (retired)
TNI Asbestos Committee Palm Room

The mission of this committee is to develop and maintain consensus Standards for asbestos testing that support TNI programs, and that address the following elements:

  1. Roles and responsibilities of program participants
  2. Method selection and validation
  3. Technical requirements
  4. Quality assurance and data acceptance criteria


Committee Chair: Myron Getman, New York State DOH

12:00-1:00
Lunch Provided Plaza Arbor



1:00-4:00
Implementing and Maintaining a TNI Quality System: Technical Requirements Plaza I

1:00 Personnel
1:20 Accommodation and Environmental Conditions
1:40 Environmental Methods and Method Validation
2:00 Calibration Requirements
2:20 Measurement Traceability
2:40 Collection of Samples
3:00 Break
3:15 Handling Samples and Test Items
3:30 Quality Assurance for Environmental Testing
3:45 Reporting the Results



Session Moderator: Stephen Arms, Florida DOH (retired)
TNI Radiochemistry Expert Committee Palm Room

The Radiochemistry Expert Committee is responsible for Module 6 of the TNI laboratory accreditation Standard.



Committee Chair: Terry Romanko, Eurofins TestAmerica, St. Louis

4:15-5:00
General Session Plaza III

Summary of the 2020 Forum
Each Committee chair will provide a recap of events that occurred during the week.



Session Moderator: Alfredo Sotomayor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District