DoD Quality Systems for Environmental Laboratories (DoD QSM) FAQs-Version 5 (PDF)
The following document contains the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and corresponding answers that were generated during the April 2013 Web-based training. Recipients are still encouraged to provide us with any other questions they may have on QSM Version 5.0 via this website.
QSM Version 5.0 FINAL (PDF)
The Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) presents the final version 5.0 of the Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories. The QSM provides baseline requirements for the establishment and management of quality systems for laboratories performing analytical testing services for the DoD. This version will be used to accredit all DoD-ELAP laboratories with the goal of complete compliance within the next two and a half years.
Final LCS Study July 2013 (PDF)
The results of the 2012 Laboratory Control Sample (LCS) data collection has resulted in a final report. The attached document summarizes the conclusions of the LCS study, which entailed the collection and analysis of over 6 million data points.
LCS Fact Sheet Final July 2013 (PDF)
This Fact Sheet summarizes the 2013 DoD Laboratory Control Sample (LCS) Control Limits Study and discusses the different types and applications of LCS data. The uses of LCS Control Limits are varied, and it is important that a project determines appropriate LCS Control Limits during their project planning process.
DoD/DOE Consolidated Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.0 Training
The CLUIN Internet Seminar titled "DoD/DOE Consolidated Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.0 Training" delivered on April 23, 2013 is now available for free download and replay at: http://www.clu-in.org/live/archive . Please feel free to share this archive with anyone who will find it valuable.
DoD ELAP Fact Sheet (PDF)
The Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories Version 4.2 (PDF)
The Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories, provides implementation guidance on the establishment and management of quality systems for environmental testing laboratories that intend to perform work for DoD. This guidance is based on the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conferences (NELAC) Quality System requirements, which is consistent with ISO/IEC 17025, provides implementation clarification and expectations for DoD environmental programs. It is designed to serve as a standard reference for DoD representatives from all Components who design, implement, and oversee contracts with environmental testing laboratories.