ELAP Webinar 20 - Sample Integrity in an ELAP Lab
Sample Integrity in an ELAP Lab
Sample Integrity in an ELAP Laboratory
Sample integrity is arguably the most important aspect of data quality. Laboratories need established, well-written sample integrity procedures to enhance laboratory operations and avoid non-conformances. This webinar will cover requirements for sample acceptance, chain-of-custody, traceability, and recordkeeping of samples from receipt to analysis to disposal. This webinar is suited to laboratory management, quality assurance personnel, and analysts.
- Sample receipt/acceptance
- Sample traceability
- Handling departures
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.