Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Quality Control. Technical Report 78.
Ratliff-r; A-TA; Kelley-WD; Bryant-JM
NIOSH 1979 Jul:152 pages
The NIOSH manual for quality control in industrial hygiene laboratories is presented. The purpose of the manual is to serve as a source of instructional material for establishing and maintaining quality control and quality assurance within industrial hygiene laboratories. Quality objectives and quality control policies are discussed. A recommended quality control organization within the laboratory structure is presented. Quality control planning is examined. Standard operating procedures are considered. Recordkeeping, document control, corrective action and feedback are considered. Costs associated with quality assurance systems are noted. Calibration and preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment is described. Reagent and reference standards are presented. Procurement control, and laboratory analysis and control are considered. Inter laboratory testing is discussed. The responsibilities of the quality control coordinator with regard to packaging and handling of samples are described. The use of statistical techniques in quality control is reviewed, and data validation is discussed. System audits are considered. A glossary and references and bibliography are included.
NIOSH-Author; Sampling-equipment; Laboratory-equipment; Laboratory-testing; Quantitative-analysis; Chemical-composition; Industrial-environment; Industrial-engineering; Industrial-emissions; Industrial-education;
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, 152 pages, 58 references