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TNI April 2023 Training Course Schedule


The NELAC Institute (TNI) provides an updated schedule each month for upcoming classes and new recorded webcasts. You can expect to receive this schedule the middle of each month.


Click the title of each course to be directed to the course webpage.

Webinars

Course Title and Instructor

April 11, 2023

2023 Proposed EPA Regulations

Instructors: Jerry Parr, Catalyst Information Resources and William Lipps, Shimadzu

P1: April 27, 2023

P2: May 25, 2023

P3: June 22, 2023

P4: July 27, 2023

P5: August 24, 2023

Understanding Microbiology Series

Instructors: Cody Danielson, Chair, TNI Microbiology Expert Committee

June 12 - 16, 2023

Environmental Laboratory Assessments - Basic Assessor Training Instructor: Marlene Moore, Advanced Systems, Inc.

Webcasts

Course Title and Instructor

Recorded

Essential Water Analyses Series - 4 Sessions

Instructor: Mary Johnson, Consultant

Recorded

Applying Data Integrity to Field Activities

Instructors: Silky and John Labie, ELCAT, LLC

Recorded

Recorded

Recorded

Recorded

Recorded

Good Laboratory Practice Series: Choosing the Right Analytical Protocol

Instructor: Jerry Parr, Judy Morgan, Kirstin Daigle

Prices are shown for TNI members and Non-TNI members. Group pricing is also available as detailed. You can view course information below or click on the Register Now button for each offering to be directed to the full course and registration page on the TNI website.

 

WEBINARS

 

Part 1. Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

Part 2. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for PFAS


Date and Time: April 11, 2023; 12:00pm EDT


Fees:

TNI Members: $35 ea.; Group of 5 - 10 students at same location: $150

Non-TNI Members: $50 ea.; Group of 5 - 10 students at same location: $210


Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Wastewater Facilities, Quality Managers, Laboratory Managers.

 

Course Description:

Part 1: On February 21, EPA proposed changes to its test procedures required to be used by industries and municipalities when analyzing the chemical, physical, and biological properties of wastewater and other environmental samples for reporting under the EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program. This course will review the proposed changes in detail, including:

  1. Revisions to four current EPA methods,

  2. 50 revised methods (97 techniques) published by Standard Methods,

  3. Five new and 8 revised methods (18 techniques) published by ASTM International,

  4. Two new methods approved by EPA under the alternate test procedures (ATP) program, and

  5. Other minor technical corrections.

Part 2: On March 14, EPA released a pre-publication copy of a proposed rule to regulate 6 perfluoro alkyl substances (PFAS) in water. This course will review the proposed sampling an analytical requirements in detail, including:

  1. The analytes to be regulated and their Maximum Contaminant Levels (MSL)

  2. Special sampling considerations,

  3. The analytical methods to be used,

  4. The frequency of monitoring for various Public Water Systems (PWS).

  5. The proficiency testing requirements,

  6. The reporting requirements including options for averaging results.

Class participants will:

Part 1

  • Learn how to read an EPA proposed rule, including the difference between the Preamble and the Regulatory Text.

  • Know which new and revised methods were proposed and any critical changes.

  • Understand the technical clarifications being proposed.

  • Understand the important new footnote to Tables 1C and 1D relating to the use of Standard Methods method 6020.

  • Know how to send in comments.

Part 2

  • Gain an understanding of the makeup and health risks of these “forever chemicals.”

  • Know the monitoring frequency based on the size of your PWS.

  • Know the proposed MCLs and how to calculate a Hazard Index.

  • Know how to average results.

  • Know how to report results below the “Practical Quantitation Limit.

  • Know which methods to be used.

  • Understand “trigger levels” that can be used to reduce monitoring.

  • Know how to use any existing data.

View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title or the Register Now button above.

 

Instructors:

Jerry Parr is the Principal Scientist with Catalyst Information Resources, a company focused on providing current relevant information on environmental laboratory issues. He also serves as the Executive Director for The NELAC Institute, serves on the Advisory Board for the Environmental Laboratory Washington Report, 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.


William Lipps has over 35 years’ experience as a chemist and manager of industrial and environmental laboratories, product specialist, product manager, and marketing of both laboratory services and instruments. William is chair of ASTM Committee D19 on water, is an Editor for Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, and a US delegate to ISO TC147 water chemistry. William is general manager of government and regulatory business development at Shimadzu.

 

Date and Time: 5 classes; April 27 through August 24, 2023


TNI Members: $450 ea.

Non-TNI Members: $500 ea.

TNI Members - Group: $2,000; 5 - 10 students at the same location

Non-TNI Members - Group: $2,250; 5 - 10 students at the same location.


Certificate of Completion certificates - offered for $60 for the complete series.

Certificate of Attendance certificates - offered for $20 for the complete series.


Recommended Audience: Analysts, Quality Managers, Technical Managers, Laboratory Managers.

 

Course Description:

This series will focus on microbiological testing of environmental samples. The series will not train to the TNI Standard, but rather will cover basic and advanced microbiological principals and how to implement requirements of Volume 1 Module 5 of the 2016 TNI Standard. The courses in this series will cover an (1) introduction to microbiological testing as well as testing techniques, (2) quality control, equipment/instrumentation verification, and media reagent preparation, and (3) in-depth information on microbiological methods and technologies. Analysts and assessors seeking to expand their knowledge beyond the Standard can do so by learning in-depth information on microbiological testing.


PART 1: Introduction to Microbiological Testing April 27, 2023, 11am-3pm EST This first course will provide participants with a general understanding of microbiological testing, techniques, method scopes and limitations, Quality Control, and technologies. Topics addressed will include:

  • Microbiological Analytes

  • Microbiological Sample Integrity

  • Microbiological Lingo

  • Microbiological Positive and Negative Controls

  • Basic Microbiological Techniques Such as Serial Dilutions, Sterilization and Aseptic Technique

  • Microbiological Test Methods Across Multiple Programs

  • Microbiological Technologies and Associated Methods

Learning Objectives:

  • Know microbiological testing is unique and important

  • Know factors that can impact sample and data integrity

  • Know terms and definitions used in microbiological testing

  • Know basic microbiological quality control

  • Know differences between microbiological testing techniques, methods and technologies in environmental samples

PART 2: Microbiological Testing Supplies, Equipment, and Instrumentation May 25, 2023, 11am-12:30pm EDT This course will provide participants with information on common microbiology equipment, instrumentation, and supplies. Verification of equipment, instrumentation and supplies will also be covered. Topics addressed will include:

  • Examples of equipment that will be discussed include but are not limited to: autoclaves, filtration apparatus, incubators/waterbaths, thermometers, dishwashers, and centrifuges

  • Examples of instrumentation that will be discussed include but are not limited to microscopes, ELISA spectrophotometers, and thermocyclers

  • Examples of supplies that will be discussed include but are not limited to pipets, petri dishes, and disposable funnels

Learning Objectives: Have a general understanding of microbiological:

  • Equipment

  • Instrumentation

  • Supplies

  • The verification requirements for equipment, instrumentation, and supplies

PART 3: Microbiological Quality Control Testing June 22, 2023, 11am-12:30pm EDT This course will provide participants with information on microbiological quality control samples, trend analysis and control culture maintenance.


Learning Objectives: Have a general understanding of microbiological batch Quality Control including:

  • Positive/negative control samples

  • Control samples such as method blanks, ongoing precision and recovery samples, and matrix spike/matrix spike duplicates

  • Use of calibration curves

  • Use of control charts

  • Equivalent naming to chemistry control samples

  • Reference culture creation and maintenance

PART 4: Microbiological Testing Media and Reagents July 27, 2023, 11am-12:30pm EDT This course will provide participants with information on creation and verification of microbiological testing media and reagents.


Learning Objectives: Have a general understanding of microbiological media and reagents related to:

  • How to make media and reagents

  • Sterility testing

  • Performance testing

  • Storage Conditions

  • Requirements related to Lab Made vs Pre-Purchased Media

PART 5: Microbiological Testing Methods August 24, 2023, 11am-2pm EDT This course will provide participants with in depth information on microbiological testing methods.


Learning Objectives: Have a general understanding of microbiological testing methods in relation to:

  • The theory/science/history behind the methods

  • What each analysis measures and reporting units

  • Details related to each analysis including method-specific QC requirements

  • Techniques for performing the methods

  • Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting

  • Pros and cons of various methods

  • Applicable method confirmation testing

  • Using/processing method data

View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title or the Register Now button above.

 

Instructors:

This course is being prepared and taught by the TNI Microbiology Expert Committee. (Image: Cody Danielson, Chair, Microbiology Expert Committee)




 

Date and Time: Virtual Event; June 12 - 16, 2023


$450 ea. for Federal, State, and Local Governments

$550 ea. for TNI Members

$700 ea. for TNI Non-Members

Prerequisite: Students must read the 2016 TNI EL Standard before coming to class. A pretest is given at the start of class to ensure the students familiarity with these standards.


Have available during class: Hard copy or electronic copy of the 2016 TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard Volume 1 and Volume 2. Materials (Exercises, checklist, course book, evaluation) are emailed to you prior to the start of the class.


Recommended Audience: Quality Assurance Personnel, Laboratory Assessors.

 

Course Description:

This course provides examples and a basic understanding of the assessment processes, within the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) framework. The basic principles for assessing environmental laboratories are presented. A summary of the 2016 TNI Environmental Laboratory standards and practical examples for implementation of assessment techniques are an integral portion of this training course.


Upon successful completion of training, participants should be familiar with the specific requirements of TNI standards, and the criteria for the application of these requirements to their assigned role as an assessor.


The rationale for assessing must be based on proven quality principles that allow the determination of adherence to the defined system. The system standards used during this course are the TNI Environmental Laboratory 2016 standard, and the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” standard. Conducting an assessment of a laboratory system using quality principles and techniques allows personnel with a basic science background to assess operations and assure conformance to the stated management system.


The course presents the fundamentals of how to assess laboratories. These fundamentals include:

  • Promotes uniformity of laboratory assessments performed to obtain Environmental Laboratory accreditation following the TNI EL Standard.

  • Provides an overview of the TNI Standards and the Environmental Laboratory (EL) accreditation process.

  • Understanding the difference between assessments, audits, certification, registration and accreditation

  • Effective tips and techniques for conducting assessments.

  • How to write findings; prepare and present the assessment report and evaluate non-conformances from laboratories

  • The basic elements of reviewing proficiency testing performance and performing assessments of management systems.

  • Facilitates information exchange among assessors and laboratories.

The course also provides personnel with guidance on assessing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) requirements to acquire technically and legally defensible environmental data from laboratory operations. The list of references provided in the course materials will further your understanding and provide specific information.


This class does not address the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and ISO/IEC 17011:2017, which are anticipated for the next TNI EL standard. A PDF containing more information about the course agenda, course notes, and certificates can be found on the course webpage.


View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title or the Register Now button above.

 

Instructor:

Marlene Moore founded Advanced Systems, Inc. in February 1992 as a consulting company specializing in quality systems for laboratory and sampling operations. She brings together the needs of quality system management, measurement operations and regulatory compliance.


Marlene Moore has worked and managed sampling and testing laboratories for over twenty years before providing her expertise to others. Current work includes assessing for laboratory accreditation programs to ISO/IEC 17025 and assessing to ISO/IEC 17065 for conformity assessment certification programs. Assessments are performed for A2LA, ANAB and ANSI. Additional assessor and auditor training was completed under the EPA Safe Drinking Water Program for State certification laboratory auditors for inorganic, organic and microbiology and as an ISO auditor for ISO 9000. Formerly an RAB ASQ/ANSI registered auditor.


 

WEBCASTS

 

Date and Length of Webcast: Recorded; 8 hours

Fees: $275 for Individuals

Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Analysts, and Laboratory Managers.

 

Summary:

This four-course series is an overview of analyses commonly performed in a wastewater laboratory. Each session will focus on the “why” we analyze for a particular parameter as well as the “how.” Sessions are designed to be interactive with poll questions to monitor understanding and step by step demonstrations of procedures and calculations. Series Topics: Session 1: Sampling, Safety, Quality Control, pH, fecal coliform, chlorine residual Session 2: Residues – TSS, TS, TVS, TVSS, TDS Session 3: BOD, COD, TOC Session 4: Nutrients – ammonia, TKN, phosphorus, nitrate, nitrite Learning Objectives:

Completion of the course will provide attendees with a basic understanding of sampling, reference methods, quality control, and safety.


For each analysis discussed, attendees will know:

  • Wastewater program requirements

  • What the analysis measures and how operators may use analysis results

  • How to perform the method

  • Associated quality control

  • Tips for optimal performance

  • Calculations associated with the method

  • Common issues with method performance and troubleshooting tips

View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructor:

Mary Johnson, a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, was the long time Laboratory Manager at Four Rivers Sanitation Authority. She is a past chair of WEF’s Laboratory Practices Committee and currently represents WEF on the Environmental Monitoring Coalition. She is also a member of the Illinois WEA’s Laboratory Committee and holds an Illinois Class I Wastewater Operator Certificate.

 

Date and Time: Recorded

TNI Members: $110 ea.

Non-TNI Members: $125 ea.

TNI Members - Group: $525; 5 - 10 students at the same location

Non-TNI Members - Group: $600; 5 - 10 students at the same location.

Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Analysts, FSMO Managers, Samplers

 

Summary:

In 2006, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued a report dedicated to improving drinking water laboratory integrity (Report No. 2006-P-00036). While focused on laboratory data integrity, the authors recognized that field activities (including field measurements and sample collection) were subject to vulnerabilities and lapses in data integrity. The NELAC Institute (TNI), in its Standard “General Requirements for Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMO)”, outlined requirements for a robust data integrity program. The integrity of the collected sample is key to providing clients with test results of known and verifiable quality. If the original sample does not represent the source, the test results are useless. The concept of data integrity has been a long-neglected subject in field operations, but is an integral component that serves to ensure the collection of proper and representative samples. It is imperative that field operations understand the need for data integrity and address the vulnerable activities that could result in unintentional or deliberate actions that could impact sample representativeness. This course will introduce the field community to the concept of data integrity, and how the implementation of procedures that enhance the ability of an organization to ensure that their records, field measurements, and collected samples are collected under a system that not only supports data integrity and ethical behavior but provides the assurance that the information are accurate and true. View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructors:

Silky and John Labie, the principals of ELCAT, LLC, collectively have over 70 years of experience in laboratory and field quality management. ELCAT, LLC provides extensive training of laboratory and field personnel in sampling techniques, quality management and training that addresses the requirements of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). It performs readiness audits for laboratories who desire to improve their quality system for the purposes of NELAP accreditation. ELCAT presents training and presentations on quality-related topics such as method performance, data integrity, corrective and preventive actions, root-cause analysis, data usability, and the role of quality managers. The company is used exclusively by the University of Florida Center for Training, Research & Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) for all off-site training of field personnel. It is regularly asked to provide presentations at the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts (FSEA) meetings. ELCAT, LLC has also provided training and presentations for New York City, the State of Virginia, and The NELAC Institute (TNI).

 

Date and Time: Recorded

TNI Members: $110 ea.

Non-TNI Members: $125 ea.

TNI Members - Group: $525; 5 - 10 students at the same location

Non-TNI Members - Group: $600; 5 - 10 students at the same location.

Recommended Audience: Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Analysts, Laboratory Managers

 

Summary:

Laboratories must implement procedures for establishing that personnel are adequately experienced in the duties they are expected to carry out, and that staff are receiving any needed training. While most laboratories are focused on demonstrating capability, they often fall short of demonstrating competence. This course will focus on how laboratories can create a training program that will meet all training requirements in V1M2 of the TNI Standard and help ensure that laboratory staff are competent to perform their assigned duties. This training will ensure analysts are competent to perform a given method, not just check the box that a DOC has been performed. The lab will benefit by preventing problems in the future if the lab has confidence the analyst is competent. Better record keeping and support data to defend the DOC. View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructors:

Tony Francis received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah followed by a post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then owned and operated a commercial laboratory in Las Vegas, NV for many years. Dr. Francis has taught several introductory and advanced biology and chemistry at Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, the University of New Mexico, the College of Southern Nevada, and Utah Valley University. He has delivered many Data Integrity and Ethics training courses to laboratories across the United States. He has created and delivered many online training webinars covering many aspects of quality systems, most recently for IAS. Tony is currently the Lead Assessor for SAW Environmental performing 40+ assessments per year for TCEQ, FDOH, IAS, and A2LA.

 

Date and Time: Recorded

TNI Members: $110 ea.

Non-TNI Members: $125 ea.

TNI Members - Group: $525; 5 - 10 students at the same location

Non-TNI Members - Group: $625; 5 - 10 students at the same location.

Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Analysts, Laboratory Managers

 

Summary:

Most laboratories have more balances, ovens, water baths, and thermometers than they do GC/MS systems, yet comparatively little attention is paid to the calibration, verification, and maintenance of support equipment as opposed to analytical equipment. At the end of the day, however, the accuracy of your analytical result may depend more on your pipette than your triple-quad. This course will teach you everything you need to know to keep your support equipment within specifications and working as designed. This course includes: >Understanding how to establish a support equipment maintenance program. >Knowing how to document support equipment maintenance. >Understanding how to address requirements vs. recommendations. >A basic overview of support equipment lifecycle and basic reliability operational assessment. >How to determine whether the equipment is healthy-reliable. >Understand the impact on final results when support equipment does not meet specifications. Support equipment verification and maintenance can become unwieldy if not organized, planned, and kept up to date. Most questions asked during an assessment is concerned with support equipment. There are many different ways to conform to the standards and regulations, this webinar will include myriad examples.


View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructor:

Tony Francis received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah followed by a post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then owned and operated a commercial laboratory in Las Vegas, NV for many years. Dr. Francis has taught several introductory and advanced biology and chemistry at Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, the University of New Mexico, the College of Southern Nevada, and Utah Valley University. He has delivered many Data Integrity and Ethics training courses to laboratories across the United States. He has created and delivered many online training webinars covering many aspects of quality systems, most recently for IAS. Tony is currently the Lead Assessor for SAW Environmental performing 40+ assessments per year for TCEQ, FDOH, IAS, and A2LA.

 

Date and Time: Recorded

TNI Members: $110 ea.

Non-TNI Members: $125 ea.

TNI Members - Group: $525; 5 - 10 students at the same location

Non-TNI Members - Group: $600; 5 - 10 students at the same location.

Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Laboratory Clients, Quality Managers, Analysts, Laboratory Managers

 

Summary:

This class will cover requirements from Volume 1 Module 2, Section 5.8 of the TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard. Sample handling is the transition between field activities and laboratory analysis. Things can go wrong from the beginning if procedures have not been established. Sample integrity is probably the most important aspect of quality data. Labs will benefit by ensuring their procedures and records increase efficiencies and decrease the number of non-conformances.


View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructor:

Tony Francis received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah followed by a post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then owned and operated a commercial laboratory in Las Vegas, NV for many years. Dr. Francis has taught several introductory and advanced biology and chemistry at Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, the University of New Mexico, the College of Southern Nevada, and Utah Valley University. He has delivered many Data Integrity and Ethics training courses to laboratories across the United States. He has created and delivered many online training webinars covering many aspects of quality systems, most recently for IAS. Tony is currently the Lead Assessor for SAW Environmental performing 40+ assessments per year for TCEQ, FDOH, IAS, and A2LA.

 

Managing Your Proficiency Testing Program Date and Time: Recorded TNI Members: $125 ea. Non-TNI Members: $140 ea. TNI Members - Group: $600; 5 - 10 students at the same location Non-TNI Members - Group: $675; 5 - 10 students at the same location. Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Technical Managers, Analysts

 

Summary:

This webinar will provide a comprehensive review of the Proficiency Testing requirements that apply to laboratories as described in Volume 1 Module 1, Volume 2 Module 2, and Volume 3 of the TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard.


View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructor:

Tony Francis received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah followed by a post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then owned and operated a commercial laboratory in Las Vegas, NV for many years. Dr. Francis has taught several introductory and advanced biology and chemistry at Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, the University of New Mexico, the College of Southern Nevada, and Utah Valley University. He has delivered many Data Integrity and Ethics training courses to laboratories across the United States. He has created and delivered many online training webinars covering many aspects of quality systems, most recently for IAS. Tony is currently the Lead Assessor for SAW Environmental performing 40+ assessments per year for TCEQ, FDOH, IAS, and A2LA.

 

Date: Recorded

TNI Members: $75 ea.

Non-TNI Members: $90 ea.

TNI Members - Group: $350; 5 - 10 students at the same location

Non-TNI Members - Group: $425; 5 - 10 students at the same location.

Recommended Audience: Accreditation Bodies, Assessors, Internal Auditors, Laboratory Clients, Quality Managers, Analysts, and Laboratory Managers

 

Summary:

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.


View the full course description by clicking on the Course Title above.

 

Instructors:

Jerry Parr is the Principal Scientist with Catalyst Information Resources, a company focused on providing current relevant information on environmental laboratory issues. He also serves as the Executive Director for The NELAC Institute, serves on the Advisory Board for the Environmental Laboratory Washington Report, 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.


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.

 

We are always interested in your ideas for future courses. The TNI Training Committee has developed a Training Opportunities Workgroup that reviews ideas and helps to prepare preliminary course descriptions that are used to prepare a Request for Proposal (RFP) to find instructors for needed courses. Please send your ideas to Ilona Taunton (Ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org), TNI Training Coordinator.

 

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