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4-Part Webinar Series

4-Part Webinar Series

All successful projects begin with timely, clear and concise communication.

Eurofins TestAmerica is offering this 4 Part Webinar Series to review the basic tenants for a project team to interface and communicate with an environmental testing laboratory to execute a successful sampling project.  These webinars are offered as an additional tool to support individuals who may be starting their career in the environmental field and will be interfacing with an environmental testing laboratory. These webinars are also appropriate for the seasoned professional who may be looking for a refresher in this area. This 4 Part Webinar Series can be viewed individually or as a 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 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 


Quality Assurance, Part 1

Presented by Andrea Teal, Quality Systems Director

*This webinar has ended.

February 16, 2021


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.




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

Presented by Patricia McIsaac, Product Manager            

Date: May 4, 2021




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
  • Commercial and Industrial Stakeholders





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

Presented by Ray Shock, Technical Director  

Date: TBA



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



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


The Presenters:

Andrea Teal picture


Andrea Teal


Quality Systems Director, Eurofins Environment Testing America

Patricia McIsaac


Patricia McIsaac

Sediments, Tissues, Dredged Material, LEAF & CCR

Product Manager, Eurofins Environment Testing America



Ray Shock

Technical Director, Eurofins Environment Testing America



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