Kenneth N. Parson’s “Laboratory Quality/Management” is a Technical Work Encompassing the Spectrum of Disciplines and Industries Which Rely on Excellently-Run Laboratories

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New Book is League-Leading Guide for Efficient Laboratory Management

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This book (Laboratory Quality/Management by Kenneth N. Parson) should be of interest to the management of all types of laboratories supporting all types of scientific disciplines. Even though the scientific processes may be different, the overall approach to management is very similar including how technical processes should be managed and controlled. It should be helpful to those laboratories considering accreditation, those accredited, and those simply interested in improving on their management processes and methods of operation.

Kenneth Parson addresses principal elements of laboratory management, technical and support operations and offers several detailed “how to” procedures designed to help laboratory management to establish and maintain control through a continuous low level internal audit and self-assessment process. This activity enables management to take prompt corrective action, maintain control and provides the ability to measure improvement over time toward achieving a higher, more efficient, cost effective level of quality services to its assigned customers.

The objective of this book is to expand on the knowledge and understanding of laboratory quality/management system process. With a leading expert on standards and programs for laboratory management helming this work, it is sure to be an invaluable tool, research guide and a stimulator for further quality innovations for the industries that require technically efficient and excellently-managed laboratory environments.

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About the Author
Kenneth N. Parson has acted as a principal representative for planning, design, start-up and operation of Navy calibration facilities including Polaris through Trident missile and submarine operations. He participated as a member of a USAID team for fact-finding in Egypt on accreditation of laboratories. He designed and presented courses in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on Laboratory Accreditation for USAID based on materials he developed for the Standards in-trade program. This work was recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and accepted by all countries involved. The author has also acted as Lead Assessor for the NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) in the accreditation of over 100 calibration and testing laboratories. He has lectured extensively and conducted in-depth workshops on International Standards and how they relate to the accreditation process in the United States and several international venues. Mr. Parson holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.

Laboratory Quality/Management * by Kenneth N. Parson
A Workbook with an Eye on Accreditation
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 135 pages; 978-1-4797-5394-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 135 pages; 978-1-4797-5395-6

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