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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.

Course Fee:
$55 for TNI members
$80 for non-members
$145 group rate (5 or more students) 

Note: Certificates of Attendance are available for an additional $15 charge per certificate.


Start Date:
Thursday 6th June 2019, 12:00pm EDT

2 hours

This course has been reviewed and approved by TNI.

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.