Joelie Zak was recently interviewed for Finishing & Coating’s “20 Questions” column :
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Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL), a leader in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), continues the 2020 LIMS Webcast series on Wednesday, May 13th with The Critical Role of LIMS in Today’s Environmental Laboratory. This event will focus on key challenges faced by environmental laboratories and the central role of LIMS in addressing these challenges. The webcast will also feature a discussion with ATL customer, Joelie Zak, Vice President of Scientific Control Laboratories (SCL) who will cover SCL’s use of laboratory automation and the benefits that ATL Sample Master® LIMS has brought to her laboratory.
There are many challenges facing environmental laboratories today beginning with the fact that these labs are in very competitive industry marked by intense price competition and consolidation. In addition, many environmental laboratories are required to achieve and maintain accreditation for quality and industry standards like ISO 17025 or NELAP. Finally, there are some key environmental issues in the news that are impacting labs around the country today
During this webcast, Joelie Zak will also introduce attendees to her company, Scientific Control Laboratories, and talk about their laboratory operations and the impact that their LIMS and lab automation has played in the company’s success. Joelie will share some best practices and lessons learned for attendees currently evaluating LIMS solutions.
Topics Covered During the Webcast
- Current challenges faced by environmental laboratories
- Key LIMS requirements in the environmental sector
- Using the LIMS to achieve regulatory compliance and accreditation
- The role of a LIMS at Scientific Control Laboratories and why it is indispensable
- Final thoughts on LIMS: Benefits, best practices and lessons learned at SCL
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The health and safety of our employees and our clients is a top priority. Due to the concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are continuously monitoring this situation and will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), local, and regional government agencies.
Our two locations: Scientific Control Labs and Admiral Environmental Services are operating as usual as many of you have compliance monitoring to continue to do. Our dedicated staff is still working at the lab, analyzing your samples, with a sufficient amount of “distancing” between employees.
We have implemented the following actions to support the health and well-being of our employees, clients, and community.
- Enhanced cleaning of our facilities
- Increased personal hygiene measures
- Limiting non-essential business travel
- Having our consulting and engineering staff work from home
- Working staggered shifts at the lab to ensure proper distancing between analysts
Consistent with our culture of the past 80+ years of service and through these unusual times, we will continue to invest in the well-being of our employees, clients and communities. We are prepared to continue to provide the high quality, personal service you have come to expect.
If you have questions about your facility’s compliance status and reporting deadlines that still must be met by EPA and other regulatory agencies, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 773-254-2406.
Thank you & stay safe out there!
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Joelie Zak, Vice President of Scientific Control Labs, will be discussing “The Critical role of LIMS in Today’s Environmental Laboratory” at this year’s Pittcon Conference & Expo, March 3, at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.(more…)
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The recent FABTECH tradeshow and conference at McCormick Place in Chicago was a great success for Scientific Control Laboratories. Despite the bad weather that hit Chicago with record breaking snow totals, the event recorded a 7% increase over the previous event held in Chicago. Over 48,000 attendees from 95 countries participated in the four full days of product discovery, education and collaborative discussions on key industry issues.(more…)
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Congratulations are in order as Eric Dangoy, industrial hygienist and safety professional for Scientific Control Labs recently helped the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) accept the Gold Chapter Award for the 2018-2019 year!(more…)
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Scientific Control Laboratories (SCL) has earned renewal of their Nadcap accreditations in ISO/IEC 17025 quality management and testing services with the honor of receiving Merit Status. SCL will have an extended 24-month accreditation term for the most recent renewal by the auditors from the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) certification for Quality Systems, and Chemical Processing for Independent Testing Laboratories.(more…)
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Technology-Driven Metal Finishers Find Solutions to Quality & Regulatory Challenges with SCL
From training instructors and technical presentations to presenting the latest in laboratory services in its exhibit, Scientific Control Laboratories was well represented at the recent NASF SUR/FIN Conference and Tradeshow in Rosemont, IL.(more…)
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Chicago, IL, March 2018 – Scientific Control Laboratories, Inc. (SCL) has announced the implementation of a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Sample Master TM, a software system that optimizes lab instrument resources and to enhance SCL’s testing and lower detection analytical capabilities for decades to come.(more…)
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Scientific Control Labs was pleased to be mentioned in Business View Magazine as a key environmental consultant by our good friends at Fotofab! Check out the full article here (we’re at the bottom of page 50):
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