Western Section Lab Practices Committee

The purpose of the Lab Practices Committee is to provide support for lab personnel of the Western Section by way of training events and meetings throughout the year.

The Lab Committee hosts at least one lab related training event annually.

2020 Lab Events:

March 13, 2020 - Lab Supervisor Training -
Click here to download the flyer

April 17, 2020 - Proficiency Testing Tips for Success (At WesTec) -
Click here to register and pay online


2020 Lab Group Discussion Meetings:

March 27, 2020 - at PWSA
July 9, 2020 - at Cranberry Township
November 5, 2020 - at North Huntingdon


Certified operators attending our group lab meetings can earn one credit hour! The lab meetings are open to everyone and free to attend. However, if you would like to get a credit hour for being there you need to be a member of the Western Section, register at least a week in advance, and pay $5.00. 

Click here to download a new membership application to mail in

The Lab Committee recognizes outstanding lab personnel with the annual Patrick J. Canavan Laboratory Excellence Award.

The Lab Committee hosts 3 group discussion meetings for lab personnel of various plants to come together and discuss lab topics and issues.

Past Training Workshops
Lab Ethics
Lab Supervisor
Fecal Coliform Idexx

How you can get involved:

Join the committee
Get on the email list
Attend group discussion meetings
Nominate a colleague for the Lab Award
Attend Training
Suggest training topics

If you are interested in the committee, or have any lab related issues or questions, please feel free to reach out to our current committee chair.

Larissa Hoover, Cranberry Township:  larissa.hoover@cranberrytownship.org