QA /QC Statement
Planet Protection Services has implemented a Quality
Control Program for asbestos
analysis. The program serves a source of guidance in maintaining an assuring the
highest degrees of accuracy and precision in analytical results. The documentation
of this system will serves as an educational tool for new employees and will reflect
changes in the organization and changes in technology.
The Following is a general list of policies Planet
Protection Services has adopted for its Asbestos Analysis Quality Control Program.
The guidelines used to establish these policies were established by the Occupational
Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and are mandatory in the analysis of air for
asbestos fiber contamination.
All policies and procedures apply to all analysts in
all locations of Planet Protection Services
Planet Protections Services uses NIOSH Method 7400A
for PCM Analysis.
All equipment, including personal sampling pumps,
phase contrast microscopes involved in analysis of asbestos are on a regular calibration
All microscopes used for asbestos analysis meet the
OSHA and NIOSH criteria specifications and are mantained at these specifications.
Planet Protection Services has established
Intralaboratory and Interlaboratory Quality Control Programs for asbestos analysis.
All individuals performing asbestos analysis are
trained to OSHA's specifications.
Samples that require Transmission Electron Microscopy
(TEM) microscopy analysis are subcontracted to one of two NVLAP accredited subcontractors
Participation With Other Independent Laboratories
Planet Protection Services as a minimum, exchanges
asbestos slides with other independent laboratories every quarter. The slides
exchanged are typical of the participating laboratories respective workloads. The
results are analyzed by appropriate statistical methodology. Any problems are
investigated. This program is important to statistically determine inter-laboratory
precision (SR). The following laboratories are presently participating in the