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4 Part Webinar Series

New: 4 Part Webinar Series

How can a project team successfully interface with an environmental testing laboratory to identify areas of process improvement in quality, sampling analysis and data delivery? These four basic presentations can be viewed individually or as a series.

About these webinars:

TestAmerica is offering a series of four webinars on ideas we believe are worth discussing. The goal of this series is to review all the areas where the project team and the laboratory interface and discover opportunities to improve processes.

These improvements can result in higher quality data, improved efficiency and consistency in project execution, all of which can result in cost savings for the project.

Topics of discussion will include; overview of environmental laboratories' quality and ethics programs, the field sampler/laboratory interface; an introductory understanding of environmental methods available to a project team; and the options for data delivery.

Sign up for each of our Four Part Webinar Series

 

Part 1- Overview of Environmental Testing Laboratories' Quality and  Ethics Program

Presented by Ray Frederici, VP of Quality/EHS            

September 20, 2016

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What You Will Learn:

  • What is a laboratory quality system and its purpose?
  • What are the typical QA/QC performed and their purpose?
  • What is data integrity?
  • What are unethical laboratory practices, what are the causes and how can they be prevented?  
  • What does laboratory certification mean?
  • What are your risks in selecting a laboratory?

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone that contracts laboratory services for environmental compliance testing.
  • Anyone making environmental decisions.
  • Anyone responsible for procuring environmental laboratory services.
  • Anyone sending samples to an environmental laboratory for testing.

 

 

Part 2 - The Relationship of  the Field Sampler & the Lab

Presented by Patricia McIsaac, Product Manager            

October 25, 2016

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What You Will Learn:

  • What are the steps required to execute a sampling event including: laboratory coordination, sampling supplies, and the processes which occur when samples  arrive at the lab?
  • How do you fill out a Chain of Custody?
  • How do you pack a cooler?
  • How and why do you review sample confirmations?

Who Should Attend?

  • Field Samplers
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants and Engineers
  • Regulatory Officials
  • Commericial and Industrial Stakeholders

 

 

Part 3 - Inside the 'Black Box'  of an Environmental Testing Laboratory - Basic Analytical Procedures

Presented by Karla Buechler, Corporate Technical Director 

November 29, 2016

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What You Will Learn:

  • Who writes and published analytical methods and where can I find them?
  • What items should be considered during the method selection process?
  • When and what should I communicate to the lab?
  • What methods are available and what are the differences?
  • What information is documented in the case narrative?
  • What is the final deliverable?

Who Should Attend?

  • Field Samplers
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants and Engineers
  • Regulatory Officials
  • Commercial and Industrial Stakeholders

 

 

Part 4 - So Many Choices in Data Delivery, So Little Time!

Presented by Jackie Trudell, Product Lifecycle Manager & Erin Arasate, Manager of Products                  

December 15, 2016

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What You Will Learn:

  • What are the options available to the project team for the delivery of project data?
  • What is the importance of the report narrative?
  • What report formats options are available?
  • What are the electronic data deliverable options?
  • How can data be accessed online via a data portal, such as TotalAccess?

Who Should Attend?

  • Field Samplers
  • Project Managers
  • Data Managers

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 Presenters:

Ray Frederici

Ray Frederici

Quality Assurance and Data Integrity Systems

VP of Quality/EHS, TestAmerica

Patricia McIsaac

 

Patricia McIsaac

Sediments and Tissues

Product Manager, TestAmerica

 

Karla Buechler

 

Karla Buechler

Environmental Testing

Corporate Technical Director, TestAmerica

 

Jackie Trudell

 

Jackie Trudell

Customer Service, Operations, Sales

Product Lifecycle Manager, TestAmerica

Erin Arasate

 

Erin Arasate

Customer Service, Operations, LIMS

Manager of Projects, TestAmerica