Good Laboratory Practice Series: Choosing the Right Analytical Protocol
On the surface, the process seems very simple. A customer calls a laboratory for a request to analyze samples and the laboratory selects a method and performs the test. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Someone in the laboratory needs to understand the regulatory framework behind the request and any other requirements buried in other documents. The laboratory must know not only what is required by regulations, but what may be required by other documents or groups such as:
- The TNI accreditation standards,
- Guidance documents from EPA such as:
- Technical Notes or Drinking Water Methods,
- EPA Memo on MDLs,
- EPA memo on collision cell,
- EPA memo on adding metals to existing methods,
- Requirements in 40 CFR 136.6 relative to quality control,
- Options on 40 CFR 136.7 relative to method flexibility,
- SW-846 Chapter Two, and
- The “Pumpkin Book,”
- The Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual, and
- State-specific requirements.
This course will provide real-life examples illustrating the difficulty of this process and then describe what additional requirements are applicable and how a laboratory can locate the relevant documents to create the right approach for performing the testing, in other words, the protocol. Breakout sessions will allow attendees to work in small groups to address real-life examples.
Attendees will receive a major handout containing many obscure EPA memos and related guidance document. Note: The TNI course A History of EPA Regulations and How They Created the Environmental Testing Industry provides important fundamental information related to this course.
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Learn the differences between an analytical Technique, a test Method, and a Protocol.
- Learn how to review methods, regulations, guidance documents, and other applicable documents to establish a specific analytical Protocol.
- Learn where to find the requirements/guidance not in the methods.
- Learn the options that can be used to comply with multiple Protocols.
This course is designed for Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Laboratory Clients, Quality Managers, Analysts, and Laboratory Managers.Fees:
$75 for TNI members
$90 for non-members
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Jerry Parr, Judy Morgan, and Kirstin Daigle
About the Presenter:
Jerry Parr is the Executive Director for The NELAC Institute and is the conference organizer for the National Environmental Monitoring Conference. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and has 40 years of experience in environmental analytical chemistry. Mr. Parr previously served on EPA's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board, on the Board of the Environmental Sciences Section of ACIL and on several committees in the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference.
Judy Morgan has over 25 years of experience in environmental analyses and is responsible for the design and implementation of corporate programs for Quality Assurance, Safety, Ethics and Confidentiality, Green Initiatives and Waste Disposal/Minimization. A graduate of Austin Peay State University with a B.S. in Chemistry, Ms. Morgan also holds a M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from Western Kentucky University and has completed research at Vanderbilt University in environmental analysis. Ms. Morgan is a member of many professional organizations including the American Chemical Society, American Society for Quality and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. She currently serves as a Technical Advisor for the City of Mt. Juliet Wastewater Committee. Ms. Morgan is a current member of the TNI Board and active on a number of TNI committees. She is the former Chairman of the EPA Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board and serves on the board for several other industry related organizations.
Kirstin Daigle is Director of Quality at Pace Analytical Services, where she leads the development and implementation of the quality program for 70+ testing laboratories. She has worked for more than 25 years in commercial laboratories and is actively involved in industry organizations, such as TNI, working to advance quality system standards, laboratory accreditation, and regulatory science.
She is the current chair of TNI’s PT Expert Committee and has previously led the PT Board (now the PT Program Executive Committee), the Laboratory Accreditation Systems Executive Committee, and the NEFAP Executive Committee. In addition to her work with TNI, Ms. Daigle has coordinated symposiums for the American Chemical Society and the Society for Quality Assurance on USEPA GLP for agrochemical studies and effective training programs for the laboratory professional.
She completed her BA with Honors in Geography from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City and holds a Certificate for Excellence in Executive Leadership from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.