Observations from California's On-Site Assessment Unit

Overcoming Legacy Obstacles with Innovative Approaches
Oral Presentation

Prepared by M. Friedman
State Water Resources Control Board, 500 N Central Ave, Suite 500, Glendale, California, 91203, United States


Contact Information: [email protected]; 818-551-2014


ABSTRACT

It's understandable that a laboratory may feel that it is under the microscope when an assessor comes to call. With so many potential areas of compliance, both quality systems and methods-based, the challenge of preparing for an on-site assessment can be daunting. Where to begin?

One approach to preparing for an on-site assessment involves using historical data the past experiences of both labs and assessors to identify areas most likely to be cited in a future assessment: the low-hanging fruit, if you will. In this presentation, Ms. Friedman will share observations made by California ELAP's on-site assessment unit during assessments.