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Eurofins TestAmerica's Expertise With the Department of Defense

In October, 2009 the Department of Defense (DoD) established the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) as the basis for laboratories to demonstrate conformance to various standards as described in the DoD Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories (DoD QSM).  To participate in the program, laboratories must seek accreditation and certification with DoD ELAP.  Eurofins TestAmerica Savannah was the first laboratory in the nation to be audited and subsequently accredited under the DoD ELAP program.  Currently, Eurofins TestAmerica has 7 labs in its network with DoD ELAP accreditation.

 

                                                                     
As the nation’s premier laboratory network supporting DoD laboratory work, Eurofins TestAmerica has developed a program to meet the needs of nearly every laboratory customer.  With strategically located laboratories across the nation, Eurofins TestAmerica’s network provides analytical support for all routine DoD laboratory methods and many specialty analytical offerings including ambient air, low-level organics, radiochemistry, dioxins, chemical warfare degradates, PFASs and PCB Congeners.  Eurofins TestAmerica's Quality Assurance group continues to conduct in-house DoD compliance assessments in addition to those performed by our DoD Accreditation Bodies (ABs) to ensure the highest level of quality and service available in the industry.

Eurofins TestAmerica actively supported the DOD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) and the Department of Energy (DOE) joint  initiative to develop a single quality document referred to as the Department of Defense/ Department of Energy Consolidated Quality Systems Manual (DOD/DOE QSM). Eurofins TestAmerica is directly involved in reviewing and suggesting improvements to all seven modules of the document on an ongoing basis, including the recently released DOD/DOE QSM Version 5.3.  Eurofins TestAmerica is accredited to QSM Version 5.1.1, and continues to support historical versions QSM versions 5.0 and 4.2,  Eurofins TestAmerica quality systems are in compliance with QSM Version 5.3, and all Eurofins TestAmerica DOD/DOE facilities are scheduled to be audited and accredited to this version by 12/31/19, one year prior to the deadline established by EDQW.

How is Eurofins TestAmerica Helping DoD Customers?

Eurofins TestAmerica has provided analytical support to multiple environmental engineering firms managing projects in the Midwest located at a DoD Army Ammunition Arsenal for the past 12 years.  Work was performed following the Army Shell document and subsequently graduating to Corp District specific guidelines. Eurofins TestAmerica worked closely with USACE to support the development of this unique program, including providing R&D work to develop soil grinding techniques used in multi-incremental sample processing.  Analytical support to date has involved full TCL/TAL Organic and Inorganic parameters, various general chemistry analyses and TCLP analyses as well as explosive and energetic compounds.  Report deliverables include Level IV data package and client specific electronic data files.

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