The Power of Process Automation for Environmental Labs

Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices
Oral Presentation

Prepared by T. Akin
Qualtrax, 105 E Roanoke Street, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060, United States

Contact Information: [email protected]; 540.260.9961 Ext: 151


For at least the next year, environmental labs will face increasing compliance challenges as COVID-19 related regulations mean more employees working from home, or physically separated within the lab than ever before. New requirements in the industry will also increase organizations’ workloads, especially when it comes to demonstrating that they’re complying with the standards and policies they’ve put in place. Process Automation is the fastest way to improve, organize, and streamline laboratory practices by automating as many paper-based tasks as possible. All of this contributes to creating a culture of quality where reporting issues, even the smallest, are encouraged. We try to break the stigma around reporting incidents.

This presentation is intended for lab directors and managers. The attendees will learn different ways to think about the processes they already have in place and how they can transform these into a fully automated process. We will learn how to transform key concepts in laboratory quality management like; audits, nonconformance reports, and corrective action reports, and turn them into automated processes that reduce workload and relieve stress.