ELAP Webinar 21 - Writing Effective Responses to an ELAP Assessment Report
Writing Effective Responses to an ELAP Assessment Report
How to Write an Effective Response to an ELAP Assessment Report
Laboratories must respond to assessment reports with an effective
corrective action plan. The plan has to be accepted for the assessment
process to conclude. This can be a daunting task for many labs. This
webinar will discuss the requirements of a corrective action plan
including root cause analysis, required training, document revisions,
and objective evidence. This webinar will be helpful to quality systems,
laboratory operations, and technical personnel.
- Overview of the assessment process
- Review of the components of an assessment report
- Assessment report instructions
- Requirements of the corrective action plan response
- Tools and tips to create an acceptable response
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.