ELAP WEBINAR 10 - CREATING AND INTEGRATING THE LABORATORY QUALITY MANUAL
Creating and Integrating the Laboratory Quality Manual
Establishing and maintaining a quality manual is a requirement of the 2016 TNI Standard. However, effective laboratories invest the required resources to plan and implement a quality manual to improve quality and maximize operational efficiencies. What makes a practical and useful quality manual? What are the requirements? What should be included, or not included? What can or should be in a separate SOP? What are some ideas for my type of laboratory? These questions will be addressed in this webinar in addition to other ideas and tools for creating a quality manual that works for your laboratory.
- Definitions and terminology
- Requirements for quality manuals in the TNI Standard
- Writing a quality manual that reflects actual practice
- Ideas and tools for writing a quality manual
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.