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NEFAP as seen through the FOG - Quality for Field Operations

August 9, 2013, 8:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Webinar, Course # 4-1005W

Course Description:

The objective of the training is to present information on the essential elements needed to ensure the technical competence and performance of field operations. The course provides Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMO's) with a detailed comparison of the EPA Field Operational Group (FOG) guidelines and TNI FSMO standard requirements. The information is provided for managers/supervisors and quality officers of field operations to identify these elements and prepare for accreditation or a project officers review of these elements.

An efficient field operation must implement these elements in a cost effective manner. The course provides insight and techniques to address the guidelines and requirements within one management system. The examples used in the course are practical examples that can be adapted by any field operation.


08:00 AM Introduction

  • Introduction to Field Operations documents
  • To be accredited or not to be accredited - That is the question!

09:00 AM Elements defined for a Management System

  • TNI Volume 1
  • Field Activities Group Guidelines
  • Why do we need all this stuff?

10:00 AM Break

10:15 Elements defined for addressing technical needs

  • TNI Volume 1
  • Field Activities Group Guidelines
  • What happens to the sampling or measurement methods?
  • Sampling design and planning

12:00 Lunch

01:00 PM Documentation preparation

  • How do we get ready for an audit or accreditation?
  • How to prepare for an audit by the project officer or accreditation body

02:30 PM Break

02:45 PM Efficient and Effective Field Operations

  • One system for the organization
  • Management of change
  • Data defensibility

03:34 PM Questions/Answers

  • Summary
  • Evaluation forms and certificates
04:00 PM Course Ends

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply requirements of the TNI standard to EPA’s Field Operational Guidelines

Intended Audience:

  • Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations
  • Accreditation Bodies


$99 per person for TNI members
$115 per person for all others
$350 group rate plus $15/person



Start Date:
Friday 9th August 2013, 8:00am

8 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.