Alliance Source Testing, LLC (AST) completed the 2015 calendar year with ZERO reportable injuries. President and CFO, Ty Batchelor cited “attention to detail and focus on safety helped reach this important goal.” Considering the variety of hazards AST field team members encounter on a daily basis, this is a great achievement. Every facility has different safety considerations, and every task performed has the potential for team members to encounter hazards. With more than 45 field team members across six offices, coordinating a company-wide safety goal can be challenging.
On February 3, 2016 Alliance Source Testing’s (AST’s) Decatur, AL Laboratory (AST Lab Services) received its certificate of accreditation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Primary accreditation is provided by the state of Louisiana (LELAP) but under TNI standards TCEQ has approved secondary accreditation.
Join us at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Advanced Air Permitting Seminar October 28-29, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. The Advanced Air Permitting Seminar provides updates on air permitting rules, requirements, and issues for a variety of industries.
- Luncheon Speaker - Richard Hyde, TCEQ Executive Director
- Meet the Air Permitting Division Managers during the morning breaks at the TCEQ Booth
- Continuing Education Hours - 10 hours maximum for PE/PG
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
On September 22, 2015 Alliance Source Testing’s (AST’s) Decatur, AL Laboratory (AST Lab Services) received its certificate of accreditation to The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Council (NELAC) Institute (TNI) standards from the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP). Under this accreditation, AST can internally perform all Particulate Matter determinations for our customers. This eliminates the costs and delays of using a subcontract laboratory, while providing the same level of accredited services as an external lab. Operations in the 2,000 sq. ft. lab are managed by Heather Morgan, who with her eight (8) years of PM analysis experience is capable of managing up to 150 samples per week. Laboratory Technical Director Jordan Laster indicated that “Receiving this [accreditation] is the result of hundreds of man-hours dedicated to detailing, refining, and documenting laboratory procedures. This is an important step to providing accredited services to customers in all states that have accreditation requirements. Special thanks are due to Heather Morgan and our QA Manager, Brandy Hughes for their efforts.” Currently, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, New York require that an analytical laboratory be accredited to the TNI standards for PM analysis, however other states are expected to join the TNI program. Regardless of requirements it is an advantage to all clients to use an accredited lab in case any technical or quality issues arise.