ELAP WEBINAR 9 – TRAINING AND COMPETENCE OF ELAP LAB PERSONNEL
Ensuring the competence of ELAP Lab staff
This webinar will explain various methods of ensuring that ELAP staff are trained for the functions they perform and that the lab has policies and procedures related to their selection, training, qualification and continuing competence. Laboratory personnel will learn how to properly document training and qualification records. Changes to the 2016 TNI Standard and concepts from ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will be highlighted.
This 90-minute training course is primarily suited for laboratory managers, laboratory staff, quality assurance officers, technical managers, and program managers.
- Understand management and staff responsibilities
- Learn training needs and record keeping
- How to establish procedures for Demonstrations of Capability
- Learn the benefits of establishing training goals
- Understand Technical Manager qualifications
- How to adequately document job descriptions
- Requirements of Data Integrity Training
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.