Re: Anyone had experience writing laboratory analytical procedures?

Subject: Re: Anyone had experience writing laboratory analytical procedures?
From: letoured -at- together -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 10:35:18 -0400


In <20020704151422 -dot- 98522 -dot- qmail -at- web14208 -dot- mail -dot- yahoo -dot- com>, on 07/04/02
at 08:14 AM, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> said:


>Sara-Sue...this lab...do they fall under the FDA in any way, shape, or form?
>If they do, they need to comply with the rules and
>regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21. See the
>following links:

I'm curious; Why would think the FDA has anything to do with drinking water
and sewage?




>http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfCFR/showCFR.cfm

>I'd look closest at number #58, #820, and if any of the rules apply, then you
>need to look at #11

>Ask them if they have any interaction with the FDA. The bad news (for them)
>is that this is NOT a minor undertaking. The good news (for you) is that
>you'd have more work than you can handle in 10 lifetimes.

>> I'm just wondering if anyone on the list has had experience with
>> writing laboratory analytical procedures? These procedures
>> describe how to perform certain kinds of laboratory tests for
>> wastewater and/or for drinking water quality.
>-
>> I'm working on a contract. This lab had a set of existing standard
>> operating procedures for these test methods. The client is going
>> for ISO 17025 lab certification. They directed me to transfer the
>> content of the existing procedures into their new ISO template.
>> Their existing documentation was fairly poorly written- some
>> things listed as steps that weren't actual steps mixed in with
>> with notes, cautions, incomplete sentences etc.
>-
>> It seems that they were (or may still be) laboring under the
>> impression that *all* they had to "do" was transfer this content
>> and presto they'd be done.
>-
>> There are approximately 40 procedures in total. (s far as I know,
>> this is their first "large" documentation project and they've never

>> had a technical writer before.)

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