White Environmental Consultants

Quality Assurance

A comprehensive quality assurance program is implemented to monitor laboratory analyses, report generation, sample custody, and storage. The program includes:

  • Documentation of the QA program in a series of quality assurance manuals.
  • Monitoring of the QA program by a designated quality control manager.
  • Documented calibration and preventive maintenance for microscopes and instrumentation.
  • Periodic contamination checks including personal and area monitoring.

Phase Contrast Microscopy

  • Successful completion of NIOSH 582 or equivalent training for all microscopists.
  • Participation in the Proficiency Analytical Testing program.
  • Participation in the Asbestos Analytical Registry program by WEC environmental technicians.
  • Participation in inter-laboratory round robin sample exchange programs.
  • QC charts maintained for each analyst.
  • Analysis of laboratory blanks.
  • Daily analysis of reference slides.
  • The PCM laboratory is accredited by AIHA-LAP,LLC under the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) Lab ID #102739.

Polarized Light Microscopy

  • Training by MICA/Peter Cooke, the leader in PLM training in the asbestos industry.
  • Participation in NVLAP proficiency testing.

* Anchorage, Alaska - NVLAP Lab Code 200124-0

  • Participation in inter-laboratory round robin sample exchange programs.
  • Analysis of NIST reference materials.
  • Duplicate and replicate analysis of 10% of the client-submitted samples.

Flame Atomic Absorption

  • Participation in the ELPAT Proficiency Program
  • Analysis of known standards with each sample set (20 samples or less).
  • Daily calibration to reference solutions from two independent sources.
  • Full process QA/QC in accordance to AIHA-LAP, LLC standardized laboratory procedures.
  • The Lead laboratory is accredited by AIHA-LAP,LLC under the Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) Lab ID #102739.