You most likely understand the importance of regularly calibrating your testing and measuring equipment and making sure it is maintained to the highest standards to ensure the data that you capture is as accurate as possible. But do you regularly review your testing standards?
ASTM and other standards are continuously improved and amended. Email notification of changes and update subscription services can help you make sure that you stay current. However, it’s important to occasionally review the standards that you work with and examine your test methods and testing practices and procedures against those standards. Particularly for those signing their name to a test report or certification, it's important to question the assumptions and methods used to obtain results and to make sure that you are still fully meeting the standard’s requirements.