Maxxam Analytics has the most extensive network of laboratories and service
centres throughout Canada, Maxxam provides comprehensive environmental analysis
for soil, water and air contaminants. The data collected helps customers comply
with environmental regulations and standards that protect human health and the
natural environment.We will facilitate a hands on field demonstration of proper
sample collection techniques to ensure sample integrity is maintained from point
of collection to laboratory analysis.
Key topics to be covered include:
& Preservatives an overview and discussion of the rationale behind
the container types, preservatives and holding times for each parameter in the
QC Samples a discussion of field blanks, trip blanks, trip spikes,
blind knowns and equipment blanks.
Filtration tips and suggestions on what parameters to filter and what
a discussion on the issue of sediment inclusion for organics in groundwater
samples and the impact on data quality
sampling for Soils a hands on demonstration of methanol preservation
procedures as required in Ontario.
a Chain of Custody review of what information is required on Chain
of Custodies and tips and suggestions on how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
Samples Cool best practices on keeping samples less than 10C post collection
and how to properly pack coolers to avoid breakage during transport.