Why are we doing what we do? Does it really add value?

Overcoming Legacy Obstacles with Innovative Approaches
Oral Presentation

Prepared by R. Vicinie
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., 301 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238, United States


Contact Information: rusty.vicinie@testamericainc.com; 412-963-2421


ABSTRACT

The presentation will challenge a number of the legacy practices in both the laboratory and the environmental industry. We have come to accept that they are the common industry standard does it really add value to the data quality or the program? Is there a technical basis for the practice or has it been an administrative determination that has survived unchallenged for decades? How do we move forward eliminating non-value added practices, using technology to improve data quality and reduce costs. A number of examples will be provided to facilitate discussion among the various stakeholders.