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? With large environmental sampling programs, it is not unusual to have more than one sampling team from more than one company in the field collecting samples from different (or sometimes the same) media. When this is the case, you want to make sure the data generated in the field and in the lab are comparable. How do you do that? With sound field QA/QC procedures! 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. This module explains in detail how to implement an effective field QA/QC program designed for a variety of media, how to select the most meaningful QC samples for liquid and solid samples, how to correctly collect the chosen QC samples, how many to collect, and how to interpret the results. Several field videos cover proper procedures for collection of quality control samples for water and soil.

Module ES–05 (Total Length: 63 minutes) Price: $159.00 Register Using your E-School Account

Field Quality Assurance/Quality Control Practices for Multi-Media Environmental Sampling

  • Understanding the Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Why Field QA/QC is so Important and How Much QA/QC do You Need?
  • Determining Which QC Samples Should be Used for Which Media and Why
  • Selecting Parameters to Run on QC Samples
  • Detailed Discussions of the Types of QC Samples to Incorporate Into an Environmental Sampling Event
    • QC Samples for Liquids (e.g. Surface Water, Ground Water)
    • QC Samples for Solids (e.g. Soil, Sediment)
    • How to Correctly Collect QC Samples for Various Media While Avoiding Common Errors in the Field
  • Determining How Many QC Samples to Collect

Total CEUs for Module ES-05: 1.1 CEUs