Friday, March 19, 2010


Mark Your Calendars for Thursday, May 13, 2010.
OELA/ORELAP Annual Environmental Laboratory Workshop

Getting ready for the New TNI Lab Accreditation Standard that goes into effect July, 2011: A program that will be of interest to all environmental laboratories.
Registration information available at . Click on the Events tab for the registration form..

Summary of Workshop

The NELAC Institute (TNI) National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) has adopted for use within the program four new accreditation standards:

Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis

General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Environmental Laboratories

General Requirements for Environmental Proficiency Test Providers

General Requirements for an Accreditor of Environmental Proficiency Test Providers

The new standards will replace the 2003 NELAC standard and will be implemented in 2011. All NELAP-accredited laboratories will need to comply with the new requirements by July 1, 2011. This workshop will review in detail the standard applicable to laboratories, briefly review the other three standards, and present the plan for implementation.


8:00 Registration
8:15 Welcome, Background and Implementation Schedule
8:45 Proficiency Testing Requirements Affecting Laboratories
9:30 Break
10:00 Quality Systems: General Requirements
12:00 Lunch Break (provided)
1:00 Quality Systems: Technical Requirements
2:00 Interpretations, Clarifications and Guidance
2:30 Accreditation Body Requirements Affecting Laboratories
3:00 Questions and Answers

New Meeting Location:

Northwest Viticulture Center 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. Salem, OR 97304 503.584.7272

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