ELAP Webinar 16 - Implementing Effective Document Control in the ELAP Lab

Implementing Effective Document Control in the ELAP Lab

Implementing Effective Document Control Procedure

Document control is the most visible component of the quality management system. Correctly managing document control makes it easier to implement the quality system and yields benefits throughout all laboratory operations. This webinar will discuss various ways laboratories can easily implement the document control requirements of the 2016 TNI Standard. We will discuss the philosophy and provide tools for writing, organizing and maintaining documents for the quality system, administrative procedures, and technical processes.


  • Introduction
  • Document control requirements of the 2016 TNI Standard
  • Different ways to comply with the requirements
  • Types of documents
  • Writing various types of documents
  • Common pitfalls



Your Instructor

Tony Francis, PhD
Tony Francis, PhD

Dr. Francis has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He is currently a principal with SAW Environmental (2004 to present). He was owner/operator of a large environmental laboratory in Nevada prior to becoming a full-time consultant. He performs and manages third‐party laboratory audits for several states, QA/QC consulting to individual laboratories, and provides internal audits, data integrity training, and data validation to private and governmental laboratories. Dr. Francis is a contract assessor for IAS assessing laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and various TNI Standards. He is a fully qualified NELAC assessor in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, cryptosporidium, radiochemistry, solids, aqueous, tissue, and air. He is an EPA-approved drinking water certification officer in all areas available.

Dr. Francis performs 30-40 audits per year. He received his PhD in chemistry from the U. of Utah, 2003

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