ELAP WEBINAR 8 – METROLOGICAL TRACEABILITY IN AN ELAP LAB
Metrological Traceability to the SI of Environmental Measurement Results
This webinar will explain various concepts of measurement traceability including requirements for reference standards and materials, instrument calibration, support equipment verification, correction factors, and related concepts. Laboratory personnel will learn how to properly document traceability procedures and accurately record basic measurements. Changes to the 2016 TNI Standard and concepts from ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will be highlighted.
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.