The Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) is excited to announce our next workshop:
YEP Workshop: QC and Cocktails with CET Laboratories
Location: Brewport Brewing Co., 225 South Frontage Road, Bridgeport, CT - Google Map
Date and Time: Monday, October 23rd, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructors: Timothy Fusco and Jeffrey Smith from CET (Complete Environmental Testing - see bios below)
NOTE: This course does not provide any continuing education credits (CECs) for LEPs.
YEP Members: FREE, Non-members: $10. Dinner included.
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This workshop will explore how to understand the quality control reports that come with every laboratory report and how it affects the usability of the data, all while enjoying cocktails from Brewport!
The workshop will focus on beginning to intermediate level Data Quality Assessment concepts along with a general discussion regarding Quality Control technical reports including but not limited to the Connecticut RCP protocol. These concepts are important for all staff levels because evaluating the usability of the data provided in laboratory reports requires a thorough understanding of the quality of the analytical data provided by the laboratory.
We will concentrate on understanding data qualifiers (QC non-conformances) which help in understanding the uncertainty associated with the data for all types of decision making, while giving you better insight of the data limitations as decisions are made.
Timothy Fusco, Vice President and Technical Director at CET, received a BS degree in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University in 1986 and an MS degree in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University in 1989. He has worked in the environmental testing field since 1982. Tim is responsible for overseeing the operation of all instrumentation and in assisting in the day to day management of the company with emphasis on the technical aspects of the lab. He has extensive experience in Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Classical Wet Methods. Tim has developed and is in charge of the QA/QC program at the lab. Timothy is knowledgeable in all areas of EPA methodology and Quality Control. He has completed a number of short courses in computers and programming, gas chromatography, GC/MS, and QA/QC. He is a member of the New England Chromatography Council. Tim is also a member of the CT DEP Quality Assurance/Quality Control work group. This work group developed the Connecticut Reasonable Confidence Protocols or RCPs. The RCPs are analytical procedures that include enhanced laboratory quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) criteria.
Jeffrey Smith, Organics Group Leader at CET, received a BS degree in Chemistry from Quinnipiac University in 2006. Jeff has been with CET since 2007 where he started as the Volatile Organic’s group leader before transitioning to Organics group leader in 2016. Jeff has over 10 years’ experience in Gas Chromatography including but not limited to Mass spectroscopy, Electron Capture, and Flame Ionization. He is responsible for the day to day technical operations of the organics department. Jeff also serves as the developer of all technical reports, electronic data deliverables and DQAW formats designated and generated at the laboratory.