When Bad Things Happen at Good Labs

Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices
Oral Presentation

Prepared by K. Raley
Pace Analytical, 2225 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States

Contact Information: kasey.raley@pacelabs.com; 828-417-6052


No laboratory is immune from inappropriate behaviors. While most investigations and discussions regarding inappropriate laboratory behaviors occur at the analyst level, my discussion will highlight that these behaviors can occur at all levels of staffing within an organization. I will discuss various ways these issues passively and actively can come to light and the opportunities laboratories have to mitigate the risk of these inappropriate behaviors before they happen. My journey through the environmental field has taken me through various types of laboratories, across several states, and includes various titles in multiple departments. I will try to bring a unique perspective to a long standing topic in the world on environmental laboratories.