TestAmerica to Host Webinar on Laboratory Data Quality and Ethics
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, is launching a new series of Ask the Expert webinars focused on data quality and efficiency in environmental laboratory projects. The series of four webinars will begin on February 11, 2016 and cover topics including quality and ethics, basic laboratory procedures, field sampling and the lab, and data delivery options.
The first webinar, presented on February 11, 2016, will be delivered by TestAmerica Expert Ray Frederici. The webinar will provide an overview of environmental testing laboratories’ quality and ethics programs, and will address the importance of these programs when selecting a laboratory partner. Specific topics that will be discussed by Mr. Frederici include the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) parameters performed by laboratories, data integrity, laboratory certifications and strategies to manage risk when selecting a laboratory.
TestAmerica’s CEO, Rachel Brydon Jannetta, stated “Conducting business with honesty and integrity is the cornerstone of TestAmerica’s reputation. Clients trust us to produce accurate and useable environmental data and to never compromise on Quality. In the current business climate many clients are requesting shorter turnaround times and more complex data deliverables; these market pressures heighten the need to ensure that employees understand the need for ethical behavior and that Quality must always come first. All TestAmerica employees are fully trained in our ethics program requirements’ including annual refresher training, with every employee making an individual written commitment to the Company, clients, co-workers and themselves that they will abide by our quality and ethics programs”.
Mr. Raymond Frederici is TestAmerica’s Vice President of Quality and Environmental Health and Safety, and is 34 years tenured with TestAmerica and its legacy companies. Mr. Frederici is responsible for establishing, implementing, monitoring and enforcing company-wide ethics, quality assurance, and health and safety programs. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Biology and a Masters in Business Administration. He is active in numerous professional organizations including the American Council of Independent Laboratories, the Institute for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation, the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference and the Department of Defense Environmental Data Quality Workgroup.
TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert program provides unmatched access to a nationally recognized panel of more than 30 experts in the environmental field. For more information on the program, or to register for the upcoming Overview of Environmental Testing Laboratories Quality and Ethics Program webinar, please visit http://testamericainc.com/services/webinar_series/.
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PFAS, PPCPs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs more than 2,000 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.
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