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Why don't managers delegate more effectively?

December 5, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

By taking a closer look at why delegation may not be their strong suit, managers can learn how to move beyond the fears of delegation and start doing it effectively.

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Improved Latent Print Processing

December 4, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

Combining traditional iodine fuming techniques with digital subtraction in Photoshop provides an effective tool to develop and enhance latent images on visually difficult or distracting backgrounds.

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Provide Secure, Adequately Spaced, Well Ventilated Storage of Chemicals

December 2, 2012 9:00 pm | Comments

In laboratories, the most serious issue is the restriction of access to hazardous chemicals to appropriate personnel. Keep the door to the storeroom locked and only allow authorized people to get at these materials.

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Seven Signs You May be a Bad Manager

November 29, 2012 5:50 am | Comments

Even if you have no doubts about your management abilities, it might be wise to take a moment of introspection to see if any of these Seven Signs You May Be a Bad Manager could apply to you.

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Lab Safety is Not a Spectator Sport

November 26, 2012 8:56 pm | Comments

There's a tendency to think that if someone is appointed safety coordinator, they have to do all the work for the rest of us. False! Here's a list of a number of different specific assignments:

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A Checkup for Your Chemical Hygiene Plan

November 19, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

The OSHA Hazard Communication Program (HCP) and the OSHA Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) are cornerstones for chemical safety and health in the workplace.

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The Three Levels of Leadership

November 14, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

One of the challenges many managers and leaders face is in understanding the distinctions between levels of leadership. In fact, there is a whole level of leadership that many people don't even realize exists.

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ALS vs. Lasers for Illuminating Trace Evidence

November 13, 2012 9:41 pm | Comments

Optimum sweeping of a crime scene with an ALS requires an experienced operator or some evidence may be missed. With a laser however, any semi-skilled operator can don the goggles and perform the same level of CSI study as a seasoned expert.

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Shocking! Electrical Hazard Safety

November 13, 2012 6:51 am | Comments

Keep an eye out for electrical hazards. Frequently found problems include improper use of extension cords, exposed wiring, missing grounding plugs, open electrical panels, and over-loaded circuits.

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You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure

November 8, 2012 5:41 am | Comments

Though determining what to measure and how to measure can be tricky, once metrics are in place, you can "tell which strategies are working and which aren't."

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Don't Forget to Photograph Impression Evidence

November 7, 2012 7:36 pm | Comments

Before you do anything with impression evidence, you need to photograph it. If something goes wrong during the processing and you forgot to take photographs, then you’ll be left with nothing.

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Crime Scene Checklists

October 31, 2012 9:01 pm | Comments

In order to be useful, a checklist needs to be both easy to use and comprehensive.

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Twelve Common Workplace Behaviors that Drain Energy

October 31, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

The source of your exhaustion might not be the tasks you’re doing or the hours you’re working—it may be the actions of the people laboring beside you.

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Noise Exposure and OSHA Limits

October 30, 2012 6:35 am | Comments

OSHA limits employee noise exposure to 90 decibels (dB) averaged over an eight-hour work shift measured on the A-scale and slow response with a standard sound level meter.

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Look For Hidden Hazards When Collecting Evidence from Confined Spaces

October 25, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

Investigations and evidence collection can take one into unusual settings including inside confined spaces. Many locations may appear relatively benign but can hold hidden hazards with potentially fatal consequences for any who enter unprepared.

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