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 many soil sampling programs, it is not unusual to have more than one sampling team, sometimes from more than one company, in the field collecting soil samples. When this is the case, you want to make sure the data generated in the field and in the laboratory 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 soil sampling, how to select the most meaningful QC samples for soil samples, how to correctly collect the chosen QC samples, how many to collect, and how to interpret the results.

Module SS-05 (Total Length: 41 minutes) Price: $159.00 Sign in to Your E-School Account to Register

Field Quality Assurance/Quality Control Practices for Soil 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 Soil Sampling and Why
  • Selecting Parameters to Run on QC Samples
  • Detailed Discussions of the Types of QC Samples to Incorporate Into a Soil Sampling Event
  • How to Correctly Collect QC Samples for Soil While Avoiding Common Errors in the Field
  • Determining How Many QC Samples to Collect

Total CEUs for Module SS-05: 1 CEU