Topic: Field Quality Assurance/Quality Control Practices

You think your sampling team does a good job in the field, but how can you be sure, and have the confidence that the results they produce are valid and defensible?  Learn how to ensure that your sampling practices are technically and legally defensible and how to prove to outside groups and auditors that the data being generated during a sampling event can be validated.  In the real world, a lot of attention is placed on ensuring that laboratory data are defensible and can be validated, but the same is not always true for field work.  The only way to have confidence in your ability to validate results of a sampling event is to have a strong field Quality Assurance/Quality Control program in place.  This module explains in detail how to implement an effective field QA/QC program, exactly what elements should be included in field QA/QC programs, and the importance of collecting a variety of field QC samples.  Field videos are included within this module to explain how to properly collect field QC samples during a ground-water sampling event.

Module GWM–17 (Total Length: 69 minutes) Price: $159.00 To Register, Sign in to Your E-School Account

Field Quality Assurance/Quality Control Practices for Ground-Water Sampling Events

  • Understanding the Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Why Field QA/QC is so Important
  • How much QA/QC do You Need?
  • Typical Components of a Field QA/QC Program for Ground-Water Sampling
  • Detailed Discussions of the Types of QC Samples to Incorporate Into a Ground-Water Sampling Event
    • Which QC Samples to Include for Ground-Water Sampling Events and Why
    • How to Correctly Collect QC Samples for Ground Water While Avoiding Common Errors in the Field

Total CEUs for Module GWM-017: 1.2 CEUs