Document… document… document! Paperwork is the part of a sampling event that sampling teams hate the most! This module explains in detail the various mechanisms available for documenting field activities, taken from the approach of ensuring that mechanisms are in place to make certain that field documentation that is both traceable and defensible. The three key options for field recordkeeping - written records, electronic records and audio-visual records - are discussed in detail in this module. This module is appropriate not only for sampling team members but also for regulatory personnel who may be involved in enforcement cases that require the collection of evidence for court cases.

Module ES–07 (Total Length: 92 minutes) Price: $159.00 Register Now!

Documentation of Environmental Sampling Events

  • Detailed Discussion of the Secrets to Keeping Written Records
    • Types of Written Records to Address in the Sampling & Analysis Plan
    • Field Forms – Pros and Cons of Loose Forms
    • Site-Specific Bound Field Notebooks
    • What to Record and What Not to Record in Your Field Notes
    • Overview of ASTM Standard Guide D 6089 on Documentation of Environmental Sampling Events
    • Avoiding Common Errors in Recording Written Notes in the Field
    • Use of Error Codes in Field Notes When an Error is Made
  • Electronic Recordkeeping
    • Advantages and Limitations of Electronic Information Recording
    • Managing E-Documents in the Field and in the Office
    • Think Twice Before Sending That E-Mail
  • Audio-Visual Recordkeeping
    • Getting Written Approvals
    • Audio Recordings – Do’s and Don’ts
    • The Great Debate: Digital vs. Print Film Cameras
    • Camera Lens Considerations
    • Video Cameras – to Use or Not to Use?

Total CEUs for Module ES-07: 1.5 CEUs