Technical Training Series
Environmental Laboratory 101: What happens to your sample behind the scenes?
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Alpha Analytical, 8 Walkup Drive, Westborough, MA 01581
Environmental analytical laboratories play a key role in generating the information used for decision making in support of environmental assessment, remediation and numerous other project applications. Yet typically, most users of laboratory services have had minimal exposure to the inside of an environmental laboratory.
The event will consist of a lab tour and 4 short courses that will bridge this gap and provide a better understanding of the inner workings of a laboratory and how to interact effectively with your laboratory staff. The courses will review the best practices for project set-up, filling out a chain-of-custody, placing a bottle order properly, online data tools, preserving a soil sample properly for volatile organic analysis and discussion of the VOA RL’s & MDL’s.
A scheduled tour of the laboratory facility will also take place. The tour will track the path of a sample through the laboratory providing an understanding of the what happens behind the scenes in log-in, storage, prep, various analytical departments and reporting.
A lite array of appetizers and beverages will be provided during the networking session
|5:00pm-5:15pm||Welcome & Opening Remarks||
Login and Chain of Custody Forms
Lisa Westerlind and
Project Set-Up, Management and Bottle Orders
Mary Davis and Ashaley Kane, Alpha Analytical
Soil VOA Preservation Techniques & Discussion of RL/MDL’s
Mike Bundy, EST Associates
Online Data Management Tools
Steve Knollmeyer, Alpha Analytical
Lab Tour & Networking
|Alpha Analytical Team|
*Presentations and speakers are subject to change.