Laboratory Association of New Hampshire Mission Statement
Providing professional development through educational opportunities, seminars, presentations and the distribution of information to its members
Creating a platform for communication among laboratories, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and related businesses
Encouraging quality, accuracy and ethical practices from its members
Protecting the interests of the environmental laboratory community while still working together with regulatory agencies and Accreditation Bodies to achieve a common goal.
A message from Governor Chris Sununu regarding Laboratory Professionals Week April 24th-30th 2022
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Our next LANH meeting will be held at Manchester Water Works in Manchester, NH. on Wednesday January 10th 2024 at 9AM.
There will be a presentation on Employee Retention Heading into 2024. It will also be our Second Q&A Forum where we can discuss similar issues, how to best handle them, QA related questions and an exchange issues and ideas.
Please take the time as Lab Professionals to be familiar with the 2016 TNI Standard. as well as the NH ENV-C Rules. Even just read a little each day. You will be doing yourself and your Laboratory an invaluable service. Those of you certified in Massachusetts should be familiar with 310CMR and QSM Version 6.0 for The Department of Defense and Energy.
December 2023 TNI 2016 TIP OF THE MONTH!
5.8.6 Additional Requirements – Sample Acceptance Policy
The laboratory shall have a written sample acceptance policy that includes the following:
a) proper, full, and complete documentation, which shall include sample identification, the location, date and time of collection, collector's name, preservation type, sample type and any special remarks concerning the sample;
b) proper sample labeling to include unique identification and a labeling system for the samples with requirements concerning the durability of the labels (water resistant) and the use of indelible ink;
c) use of appropriate sample containers;
d) adherence to specified holding times;
e) sufficient sample volume to perform the necessary tests;
f) procedures to be used when samples show signs of damage, contamination or inadequate preservation; and
g) qualification of any data that do not meet the above requirements.
The LANH Welcomes all of New England and Beyond!
The Laboratory Association of New Hampshire is a powerful networking tool for laboratories and industry professionals throughout New England. We offer the opportunity for like-minded individuals to interact and discuss issues that are important to all of us in the environmental field. The Association also works closely with select vendors to help members save on rising costs such as consumables and PT samples.