The course instructors are Dr. Henry Nowicki and Bill Purves. They have provided this 4-day survey course for many years to more than a thousand participants. This course provides general principles, organic measurement quality assurance (QA), and the QA for metal measurements. Increasing laboratory data quality and meeting user needs are present and futuristic goals. QA of environmental measurements is a key factor for technical and business success. Providers and users of laboratory data need to be concerned about quality assurance. Proper application of QA principles can help solve or prevent problems. This course is designed for: managers, engineers, chemists, QA specialists, and legal specialists who have responsibilities for data quality. If laboratory data quality is important to you, this course is for you. The course agenda is below.
The course content includes: glossary/acronyms, benefits/costs of QA/QC, basics of QA/QC, staff training, auditing, sampling, archives, holding times, preservatives, instrument performance, calibration, blanks, matrix spike, compound identification, interferences, system performance, reporting data, basic statistics, control charting, EPA methods, how to establish a QA Program, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and Good Automated Laboratory Practices (GALP). QA guidelines recommended by the EPA will be the course focus. The first two days will emphasize general QA principles and organics. The third day will focus on QA of metals. An additional recommended course on these subjects is "Environmental Data Validation"
Register by mailing a copy of the COURSE REGISTRATION FORM or an associated CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM. Send it with a payment of $2395 to secure your course attendance. Hotel information and a map will be sent to confirm your registration. Please list your special interest(s) on the registration form. Enrollment is limited to assure your maximum course benefits. On-site PACS courses are available (most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place). Telephone Henry Nowicki or Barb Sherman at 1.724.457.6576 if you need further information. PACS also provides laboratory testing and consulting services.
Course participants are encouraged to e-mail questions to Dr. Henry Nowicki at
Please NOTE: List your special interest on the registration form. We will try to accommodate your interest. PACS also provides internet consulting information at https://pacslabs.com
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