#1 - GBA Audio Education - Field Representatives and the Law


April 4th, 2022

33 mins 2 secs

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GBA Audio Education Series – Field Representatives and the Law

Episode Summary:
In Episode 1, Ryan and Tiffany discuss the importance of field representatives knowing the seriousness and risks of the work they perform. This episode provides a real world example about a casual comment made while onsite about trench safety that turned into a legal case. Ryan and Tiffany talk about the relationship between contractors and field representatives and how these relationships can affect decisions made while on project sites. Tune in to hear more about how field representatives are not immune to the litigation that can occur on projects.

Series Summary:
Tiffany Vorhies and Ryan White recently uncovered a treasure trove of valuable content, GBA's outstanding audio-education series. In order to make this more accessible, they turned these into a podcast series. This series was originally available as downloadable audio files, designed for one-on-one listening by field representatives, or as material to spur discussion during brownbag seminars or other informal training sessions. Like other GBA audio education programs, Fundamentals of Field Representation uses dramatization to make its points. The roles are played by professional actors, supplemented by sound effects. In each episode, Tiffany and Ryan play the original audio and follow up with a discussion, including their own personal lessons learned from many years of experience in the industry as both field reps and technical leaders.

GBA Resources

GBA Audio Education: Fundamentals of Field Representation - Field Representives and the Law

Lunch & Learn: Risky Language

GBA Best Practices: Avoiding Absolutes

GBA Best Practices: Taboo Words

Contract Reference Guide, Fourth Edition

eBrownbag Webinar – Dirty Words click here to get a discount code for free access to the online streaming version of episodes 1-10

Model Daily Field Report for Geotechnical Field Observation

Model Reporting Forms for Geoenvironmental Field Observation


This episode was produced by the following GBA Members: