ELAP Webinar 24 - Policies and Procedures Required in an ELAP Laboratory

Policies and Procedures Required in an ELAP Laboratory

ELAP Webinar 24
Method Detection Limits in an ELAP Lab

Policies and Procedures Required in an ELAP Lab


The 2016 TNI Standard includes specific policies, procedures, systems, etc. This webinar will discuss the required policies, procedures (written and unwritten), and language to be included in the quality management system. We will also discuss various ways a laboratory can conform to the Standard. This webinar is suitable for laboratory management, quality assurance personnel, and analysts.


  • Introduction
  • Define policies, systems, procedures, and instructions.
  • Types of documents
  • Control of documents
  • Review the revision of policies and procedures
  • Ensure all staff are trained and following the established policies and procedures

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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