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DoD ELAP and the QSM - A Laboratory Perspective

DoD ELAP and the QSM - A Laboratory Perspective

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:30 P.M. EDT

About this webinar:

The DoD ELAP program is now mature, having been in effect since 2009.  From the laboratory’s perspective, the program has been a success.  We will discuss changes it is now undergoing in the nature of consolidation, removing elements that are not core to the program, and increasing scrutiny of inappropriate practices.  While all laboratories active in the program have been audited to the QSM Version 5.0, laboratories must now deal with the challenge of operating under multiple versions of the QSM.  How that is accomplished is critical to meeting varied project needs.  Participants in the program were recently instructed that there shall be “no blanket variances,” but we will discuss why it is still essential to work with the laboratory to develop a technical approach that fits the objectives of the project.  Finally, we will share information about the soon to be release QSM Version 5.1

The purpose of this webinar is to share vital information to assist TestAmerica’s clients, fitting the laboratory’s capabilities to the best analytical approach for their data quality objectives.

Topics the presentation will cover:

  • Status of the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
    • Consolidation of ABs
    • Streamlining scopes of accreditation
    • Inappropriate Practices Memo
    • Success of ELAP for lab's point of view
  • Status of the DoD Quality Systems Manual Version 5.0
    • Audits
    • Labs using multiple versions of QSM
    • "No blanket variences"
  • QSM 5.1 expected changes and schedule

Who should attend?

  • Consultants and Engineers
  • Regulatory Officials
  • Federal Government Officials

A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation. At the conclusion of each webinar, you will be asked for your feedback and opinions for future webinar topics to be developed by TestAmerica.

New for 2016

All webinar attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with PDH Credit issued by TestAmerica. Certificates will be emailed following the presentation. Please check with your state requirements.

 

The Presenter:

Larry Penfold

Quality Assurance and QAPP Development for Federal Programs and Dod QSM

Quality Compliance Director, TestAmerica