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  • Proficiency testing in Air Quality

    NMi VSL has enlarged the organization of PT schemes to the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), normally determined in air quality measurements. We deliver reference samples, certified in house against our primary standards. Ultimately, by participating in PT schemes, labs demonstrate their measurement capabilities. How does it work One PT scheme foresees 3 rounds per year. ...

  • Proficiency Testing Scheme for Gas Analysis: Nitric oxide

    Nitric oxide is used in the production industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, etc.), as well in environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers. Also, nitric oxide is one of the major components for air pollution from combustion processes, and is emitted by cars, factories and home fuel burning. Correct determination of nitric oxide is ...

  • POS Bio-Sciences Analytical Labs Recognized in AOCS Proficiency Testing

    Saskatoon – POS Bio-Sciences Analytical Labs were recently notified of recognition received from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS )through the AOCS Lab Proficiency Testing program. The AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program is the world’s most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • EMSL Westmont NJ laboratory passes CDC legionella proficiency test

    EMSL Analytical Inc., a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services nationwide, received passing Legionella results as part of the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) ELITE pilot proficiency test program for Legionella. “As part of an ongoing program to enhance our Quality Control, we were pleased to be asked by CDC to participate in this new program for Legionella ...


  • Waters Introduces eDATA 2.0 Proficiency Testing Portal for Environmental Laboratories

    Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced that ERA®, A Waters® Business, introduced the new  ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • EMSL Toronto is Now CDC ELITE Proficient for Legionella Testing

    EMSL Toronto Lab is now Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program Proficient. The ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Proficiency status indicates that the lab meets or exceeds typical industry standards for recovery of Legionella. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos proficiency testing program support earns national accreditation

    RTI International scientists recently earned recognition from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation for their significant involvement in proficiency testing of laboratories using optical and electron microscopy to analyze for asbestos in building materials and air samples. The accreditation as a proficiency testing provider is based on internationally-accepted criteria for ...


    By RTI International

  • EMLab P&K passes legionella testing proficiency, becomes CDC ELITE member

    EMLab P&K's main laboratories pass CDC's proficiency requirements for Legionella testing and analysis, achieving CDC ELITE member status. EMLab P&K receives certificate of proficiency for CDC's Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program. All three of EMLab P&K's main laboratories achieved the distinction as member of CDC ELITE, including in San Bruno, CA, ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • ASTM E2489 - 11 standard practice for statistical analysis of one-sample and two-sample interlaboratory proficiency testing programs

    This practice is specifically designed to describe simple robust statistical methods for use in proficiency testing programs. Proficiency testing programs can use the methods in this practice for the purpose of comparing testing results obtained from a group of participating laboratories. The laboratory comparisons can then be used for evaluation of individual laboratory ...


    By ASTM International

  • CDC ELITE legionella proficiency program certificate awarded to Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory

    Pure Earth has received a Certificate of Proficiency for Legionella Analysis issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program. Along with this proficiency program, Pure Earth participates in the Legionella program distributed by the Health Protection Agency of Great Britain. Pure Earth is also a NELAC (water & wastewater) & AIHA/ISO 17025 (indoor air ...

  • Registration Opens for the 2018 Forum on Environmental Accreditation

    The 2018 Forum on Environmental Accreditation will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM, January 22-25, 2018. Some of the highlights for the week include: Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations; An exhibit program showcasing ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • UK Health and Safety Laboratory samples with Axetris MFCs

    Proficiency testing ensures workplace & consumer safety. ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • EMSL Becomes the Only AIHA EMLAP Accredited Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory in Massachusetts

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is the only AIHA EMLAP Accredited indoor air quality testing laboratory providing microbiological analyses in Massachusetts. In addition, EMSL’s Wallingford, CT laboratory is also AIHA EMLAP Accredited. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate twenty one AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories. EMSL's ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • POS Digging Deeper Into Greens

    POS Analytical Services is proud to share some exciting news. We are now using a method that quantifies sulforaphane, a compound that is most often identified in cruciferous vegetables. Sulforaphane is known for its anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Our new service can help ensure the quality of sulforaphane in your products. ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • US$1.9m to improve state radiation laboratories

    Although accidental release of radioactive materials is very rare, EPA is ready to respond to protect public health and the environment. EPA also works with state and local officials to enhance their response capabilities. In a pilot project, EPA recently awarded cooperative agreements totaling $1.9 million to three state radiation laboratories to improve fast collection of important data. The ...

  • IELTS international offers free workshops for ESL teachers

    IELTS International is pleased to offer complimentary professional development seminars to ESL teachers in conjunction with various statewide Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conferences this fall. IELTS, a test of English language proficiency, is taken by over one million global test takers each year, and is accepted by over 3,000 U.S. institutions and programs for ...

  • Phigenics Receives Patents for Legionella Test

    Today, Phigenics, LLC received notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the third in a series of three patents. The three new patents cover compositions and methods of use for the Phigenics Validation Test® viable Legionella and Total Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria field analytical system (the PVT).  The PVT field analytical system provides more accurate ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • LA Testing South Pasadena lab moves to larger facility around in same town

    LA Testing has started construction for the future home of the laboratory. With anticipated growth and expansion of services requiring additional lab space, LA Testing has announced that the new state of the art 9,000 square foot laboratory will be located a few blocks away from the current facility. 'We have outgrown our current building, the new laboratory location will allow us to expand our ...


  • HSE Excellence: Journey to Goal Zero

    HSE Excellence: Journey to Goal Zero presents itself in Miami in hopes of facilitating change within the workers safety culture. American Leaders focuses on Health, Safety and Environment inside the oil and gas industry February 2013. During the three-day conference various topics will be discussed on the proficiency of HSE. The focus of this conference will be towards building a ...


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