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Print Save to File Printable View of: Module 2: Key Elements File: Overview Overview Module 2: Key Elements of a QA/QC Program Overview Welcome to Module Two. In this module we will learn the organizational requirements for an accredited forensic laboratory. An accredited forensic laboratory needs: an overall manager for the laboratory a technical director who oversees daily operation of the laboratory a person responsible for quality control/quality assurance Management is responsible for training all employees to accurately perform the required analyses. Just as importantly, management is responsible for the health and safety of all employees. It must provide training about the dangers inherent in a forensic laboratory - chemicals, instrumentation, bloodborne pathogens, radiation. Adequate protection from these dangers must also be provided. Although United States regulations are cited in this module, most industrialized nations have similar laws concerning the health and safety of their workers. Objectives At the end of this module students should: know the personnel required for an accredited forensic laboratory, their qualifications, and function within the organization know what is required to implement the OSHA regulations concerning the health and safety be able to find and read an MSDS know when a bloodborne pathogen program is needed have an understanding of Universal Precautions know the responsibilities of management Assignments Please note: The assignment is listed below and again on the final page of this module. You should consider the assignment questions as you read through the module content, then submit your assignment using the assignment submission form on the final page of this module. Find MSDS for butyl biphenyl, dichloromethane, Proprietary Chemical C (Abbott Laboratories), water 1. List at least 3 reasons why a laboratory should operate using GLP. 2. Page 1 of 11 Module 2: Key Elements 8/2/2009 ..
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File: Education and Training Education and Training Module 2: Key Elements of a QA/QC Program Education and Training ISO (International Standards Organization) states, "the management of the laboratory shall have a training policy and procedures for identifying training needs and providing training of personnel. The training programs shall be relevant to the present and anticipated tasks of the laboratory" (ISO/IEC 17025:1999). Similar criteria for the selection of personnel are mandated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (Federal Drug Administration). Once a person with the appropriate qualifications has been hired, the laboratory must still provide that person with training on the specific tasks he/she will perform. Furthermore, the employee is expected to demonstrate competency for each analytical procedure he performs.
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course VME 6766 taught by Professor Dr.grundmann during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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