The guide for the NIOSH training course, How to Write a Quality Control Manual, number 597, is presented. The course, offered by the Division of Training and Manpower Development of NIOSH, is intended to develop in each participant the ability to identify the desirable elements of a laboratory quality control program and to understand the mechanics of developing and writing a laboratory quality control manual. It supplements course number 587, Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Quality Control. The course duration is 3 days and consists of 19 lessons. Lesson topics include organizing for manual preparation, establishing objectives and policies, reviewing existing applicable procedures, identifying program requirements, correlating existing procedures and requirements, identifying shortfalls, establishing priorities, writing the program review, content of the manual, language, grammar, mechanics, format of the manual, and discussing manual outlines. The course also includes workshops on preparing an outline and a section of an actual manual. A self appraisal check list and evaluation form are also included.
Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 132 pages, 2 references