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Ensuring Ethics in Your Testing


The objective of this training is to demonstrate to sampling and laboratory personnel that using sound judgement ensures the information will withstand scrutiny from regulators and others.

Personnel doing sampling and testing must use proper judgment and understand that data are not always perfect. Applying ethics to the data generation ensures the measurements are appropriate. Personnel working in any sampling/testing activity must ensure they do no create data that are acceptable when the data are not acceptable. This training helps personnel know what is the proper way to handle measurements when equipment is not working properly, or training is lacking or other circumstances where the quality control data are not acceptable.

This training is for laboratories doing testing and sampling, such as Solids, Bacteria, BOD, pH, temperature chlorine residual, dissolved oxygen and collecting samples. The training does not cover ethics as applied to sophisticated equipment such as chromatography, spectrophotometry, etc.

This training is for operations and compliance inspection staff should for DW and WW municipalities, small labs doing sampling and testing.

Learning Objectives
Personnel working in the laboratory will learn how to make proper judgement when performing measurements.

$55 for TNI members
$80 for non-members

Group rates are available: Each purchased webcast is to be viewed by only one student. If you would like multiple viewers, separate purchases must be made. A group rate of $145 for TNI members or $195 for non-members is available for groups of 5-10 students at a single location. Click here to purchase this webcast at the group rate.

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No certificates are automatically provided with this training. A Certificate of Attendance may be purchased for $20 per person during registration or webcast purchase. To receive your certificate, contact Paul Junio at [email protected] with date of purchase and date of training completion. See FAQs for additional information.


About Webcasts: Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a special link by e-mail to watch the webcast on your computer. The link is time-limited: you will have full access to the webcast and any associated handouts for 6 months after receipt of payment, at which time the link will expire. Webcasts cannot be downloaded; they are intended for viewing on your computer only during the 6-month window. If you have any questions, please contact Ilona Taunton at [email protected].

2 hours


Presented By:

Marlene Moore

About the Presenter:
Marlene Moore founded Advanced Systems, Inc. in February 1992 as a consulting company specializing in quality systems for laboratory and sampling operations. She brings together the needs of quality system management, measurement operations and regulatory compliance.

Marlene Moore has worked and managed sampling and testing laboratories for over twenty years before providing her expertise to others. Current work includes assessing for laboratory accreditation programs to ISO/IEC 17025 and assessing to ISO/IEC 17065 for conformity assessment certification programs. Assessments are performed for A2LA, ANAB and ANSI. Additional assessor and auditor training was completed under the EPA Safe Drinking Water Program for State certification laboratory auditors for inorganic, organic and microbiology and as an ISO auditor for ISO 9000. Formerly an RAB ASQ/ANSI registered auditor.