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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 

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

Presented by Ray Frederici, VP of Quality/EHS  

July 23, 2019

*This webinar has ended*

 

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            

 August 6, 2019

  *This webinar has ended*

 

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

 

 

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

Presented by Ray Shock, Technical Director  

October 8, 2019

 

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 Erin Arasate, Manager of Products & Kristyn Tempe, Manager of Project Management

November 5, 2019

 

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.

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

 

 

Ray Shock


Technical Director, TestAmerica

 

 

Erin Arasate

 

Erin Arasate

Customer Service, Operations, LIMS

Manager of Projects, TestAmerica

 

Kristyn Tempe

 

Manager of Project Management, TestAmerica

 To view a recorded version of these webinars, please contact patricia.mcisaac@testamericainc.com.