Northwest Environmental Training Center: Environmental Projects and the Role of Data Quality


Improving Environmental Data Usability through Systematic Project Planning and Data Analysis
Attendees will come away from this valuable two-day course with tools for deciding how to assess environmental laboratory data, how to maximize data defensibility, and when an independent data validator is needed. The extensive hands-on exercises include working through a Quality Assurance Project Plan and setting up Excel worksheets to perform efficient assessments for standard analytical data.
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Trenton, NJ    February 23-24, 2016
In this course, attendees will learn the role of quality assurance and quality control in developing environmental programs for site investigations, remediation, and monitoring at contaminated sites. Participants will become comfortable with concepts, tools, and the basic statistical methods needed for designing and implementing a field program, and will gain knowledge regarding how to work with a laboratory to ensure the right chemical analyses are performed on the right samples. There will be empahsis on how to plan for and then evaluate data produced to achieve the greatest usability. Read more
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Dr. Deb Gaynor, founder and principal of Phoenix Chemistry Services, has more than 20 years of analytical chemistry and environmental management and consulting experience. She has extensive experience in the development and performance of analyses of environmental samples, including solid and liquid matrices and biota on GC and GC/MS systems, while ensuring compliance with quality assurance programs. She has managed the GC/MS section of a large environmental laboratory, and has worked as the Quality Assurance Officer of a microbiology laboratory.Read More

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