The objective of this training is to provide California laboratories an overview of the importance and conduct of quality control steps on the accredited environmental laboratory to ensure that only technically valid results are produced in the lab. It will highlight the process of identifying appropriate QC approaches, as required by applicable regulations and based on good science. This 90-minute training course is primarily suited for laboratory managers, laboratory staff, quality assurance officers, technical managers, and program managers.
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.