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CA ELAP Update: State Water Board Considers Final Recommendations

The arduous journey to fix laboratory accreditation in California and improve the reliability of all regulatory data quality produced by CA accredited labs reached another significant milestone last month. On May 3rd the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water … Continue reading

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Babcock Labs Featured in ELAP Newsletter

Babcock Laboratories was featured in the State Board’s ELAP newsletter this month. The newsletter includes a section called, “Environmental Laboratory Corner,” in which our CEO, Allison Mackenzie, provided insight into ELTAC’s recent deliberations concerning Fields of Testing (FOTs) within the … Continue reading

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CA ELAP Selects 2016 TNI as Laboratory Standard

In a major step toward meaningful reform for the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP), the Program has made a preliminary determination to develop regulations incorporating the 2016 NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard, Volume 1: Management and Technical Requirements for … Continue reading

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Updates in Environmental Measurement and Laboratory Accreditation

At the beginning of the month, representatives from Babcock Labs attended the Environmental Measurement Symposium (EMS) in Garden Grove, CA. The symposium, which ran over the course of a week, included 27 technical sessions, three poster sessions, four keynote speakers, … Continue reading

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White Paper: In Support of California Adoption of the TNI Standard

In Support of California Adoption of the TNI Standard By Allison Mackenzie          “ELAP does not have a relevant accreditation standard…” and “…these deficiencies have cost the program credibility among key constituencies” (Phelps, Adelson, Arms, Miller, & … Continue reading

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ACIL on Capitol Hill: Updates from the Annual P2 Meeting

Article by Babcock Labs’ CEO Allison Mackenzie: This week I attended the annual Policy and Practices (P2) conference of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) in Washington D.C. Conference meetings covered a number of important and timely issues, including … Continue reading

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A Single Standard: Why CA Should Adopt the TNI Standard

Why is adoption of a single laboratory accreditation standard important to clients of California environmental laboratories? An accreditation standard helps to ensure the technical competence of environmental laboratories, public and private, and therefore improves the quality and reliability of environmental … Continue reading

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CEO Allison Mackenzie Appointed to CA ELAP’s Technical Advisory Committee

On March 1st, 2016, the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP) announced the members of its Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC). We are excited to announce that our very own CEO, Allison Mackenzie, has been appointed as a … Continue reading

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PT Results Verify Excellence in Quality Control

The results are in — and Babcock Labs once again receives an A+ in Proficiency Testing! Twice a year, Babcock Laboratories, Inc. participates in Proficiency Testing (PT) programs required under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). During the PT … Continue reading

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It’s a Busy Summer for #BabLabOnTheGo

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time for weekends by the pool and vacations with the family. But for many of us here at Babcock Labs, summer marks the beginning of a very busy conference season that will extend … Continue reading

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