Onsite Laboratory Staffing and Operational Management

Onsite Laboratory Staffing and Operational Management

Service Category:
Environmental Radiochemical Analyses, Onsite Lab, Department of Defense

Challenge: A multinational engineering company had an opportunity to dramatically expand their business with a DoD client.  To do this, they needed to accredit and increase efficiency and throughput of their onsite radiochemical testing laboratory.   The existing lab was supporting radiological remediation efforts at a former defense laboratory and with improved systems and accreditation could capture even more revenues from the testing while providing exceptional service to their DoD client.

Solution:   In October 2011, C&T quickly delivered staff training, quality assurance and management expertise, implemented the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), developed, validated and documented methods and procedures, and accredited the lab to ISO 17025, NELAP, DoD and California standards. C&T reduced operational costs, improved productivity and data quality, and added testing capabilities to produce definitive, legally defensible testing results.

Results: In the first year of operation C&T increased client profits from lab operations in excess of 30% over prior year figures. Today all tests are fully automated; results from both screening and definitive testing methods from 400 to 600 soil samples per week are available for automated reporting at 3 levels of documentation from summary to fully defensible data packages within minutes of completing the tests.

C&T and its client executed a partnering agreement that has resulted in nearly $150 million in new radiological remediation work awarded from the US Department of Defense (DoD).