Understanding the required Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) programs and recognizing hazards will help you to identify and correct many of the common safety and health hazards associated with doing forensic analysis and research.
When a complaint is made, the manager should follow these five steps.
The yellow tape can't stay up forever, and information can disappear long before a case is solved. A 3D overview map is a permanent recording of everything in the crime scene, and allows investigators to go back in time long after the yellow tape disappears.
Forensic analysis of DNA from hair samples is commonly used for identification, however, it is in many ways the most overestimated and misrepresented DNA sample.
Quarterly inspections are an integral part of a good safety program. They are conducted to ensure that the working and learning environment is safe and healthy for all.
Once you have identified DNA evidence, you need to properly collect it and package it. Remember that DNA can be easily contaminated or damaged.
Accepted wisely, employees’ complaints can be useful tools a lab manager could use to improve and upgrade his work unit and keep his employees happy.
Safely storing chemicals in laboratories or stockrooms requires considering many health and safety factors. In particular, proper use of containers and common lab equipment is critical.
In order to be worthwhile, the crime scene checklist needs to be comprehensive yet easy to use. It should cover everything from the time you’re called to the scene to the time the scene is released.
Faced with stress, is it even possible to stay calm, cool, and collected? To take it all in stride, function effectively, not lose sleep, and still handle problems successfully?
What follows here is a condensed set of basic guidelines applicable to all compressed gas cylinders.
While you should always proceed with caution at any crime scene, arson scenes may be especially hazardous because of the possible presence of toxic fumes, smoke, and dangerous debris.
Before you hold your next meeting, be sure you and the others at the meeting know why it's being held. Meetings can drag on and feel like a waste of time if the goals are not clear to all in attendance.
Experienced laboratory managers know that there are four basic categories of chemicals: toxic, corrosive, flammable, and reactive. These four properties are the foundation of the NFPA hazard diamond.