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Many Injuries Arise from Poor Housekeeping

February 25, 2013 7:00 pm | Comments

Slips, trips, and falls are too common and easily avoided. Begin with organizing the storage areas, followed by a general facility inspection.


Making the Most of Your Budget

February 21, 2013 7:00 pm | Comments

Every CSI needs a good crime scene kit. Take the time to build your own kit. Yes, it will involve more effort on your part, but you’ll save a lot of money and end up with only the things you really need.


Getting it Right the Second Time

February 20, 2013 7:00 pm | Comments

Repeating yourself and doing it using different methods of communication can enhance persuasion and buy-in.


Are You a Manager or a Leader?

February 13, 2013 7:00 pm | Comments

All leaders are managers but not all managers are leaders. Both managers and true leaders get things done through others, but managers do so by virtue of their specific position within their organizations, while true leaders— regardless of their official rank—do so by inspiring others.


Forensic Laboratory 2030: Physical Environment

February 12, 2013 7:00 pm | by Michael MountSteve Hackman | Comments

The Forensic Laboratory 2030 research findings indicate the need to accommodate change in the laboratory environment is on a parallel track with unprecedented advancements in technology. The challenge will be to maintain critical adaptability measures to meet the space needs of the future.


Properly Packaging Evidence

February 12, 2013 1:01 pm | by Dick Warrington | Comments

Preserving and maintaining evidence collected at a scene is crucial. The key is understanding evidence and understanding the proper way to package it.


Cutting Class

February 12, 2013 12:56 pm | by Vince McLeod, CIH | Comments

In one published report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics indicated that nearly 40% of all medically treated injuries due to manual tools in the United States involved knives or retractable blades.



February 12, 2013 12:51 pm | by Peter Massey | Comments

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has established a framework of standards to improve forensic science programs.


International Forensic Facilities: A Question and Answer Session

February 12, 2013 12:47 pm | by Ken Mohr | Comments

I would like to better inform the forensic community just how important international forensic science facility projects are and how they can help grow the international forensic community.


Innocence Projects Abroad

February 12, 2013 12:43 pm | by Chris Asplen | Comments

Efforts focusing on the protection and exoneration of the innocent through DNA technology in two countries may help bring about safer and more just societies.


Mozilla Firefox Forensics: Part 3

February 12, 2013 12:38 pm | by John J. Barbara | Comments

The majority of potential forensic information from Firefox does not reside in the Windows Registry, but rather in two directories located in the individual User account(s).


Not Sexy Enough For Hollywood, Document Management Systems Are Still At the Core of Quality Management in Labs

February 12, 2013 12:33 pm | by Katie Gignac | Comments

Advice from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences on implementing a system.


Comprehensive Analysis of the Chemical Enhancement of Footwear Marks on Fabrics

February 12, 2013 12:12 pm | by Niamh Nic Daeid | Comments

The UK Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), in collaboration with the Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, worked together on a strategic research project to evaluate existing chemical enhancement techniques for their applicability to footwear enhancement for marks made in blood, urine, and soil on various fabric surfaces.


Utilization of Infrared and Raman Micro-Spectroscopy for the Chemical Analysis of Art

February 12, 2013 11:24 am | by Thomas J. Tague Jr, Ph.D. | Comments

While infrared and Raman microscopy have been employed for many years in the field, new capabilities, such as the employment of FPA detectors and ATR immersion optics in the infrared and confocal depth profiling, fluorescence reduction, and SERS for Raman, have dramatically improved the ability of infrared and Raman microscopes to be used in the increasingly challenging area of art analysis.


What are the Worst Possible Things that Could Go Wrong?

February 11, 2013 8:37 pm | Comments

This is the world's simplest safety program. It represents the minimalist approach. If you want to know how little you can do and "get by," being able to answer these four questions is a good beginning point.



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