The following recommendations have been culled from years of dealing with IEQ complaints. Often the fix is very simple and costs almost nothing.
Of all the hazards faced as a forensic specialist, the one ubiquitous danger faced almost daily is hazard to the eyes.
Almost daily we review accident or injury reports that remind us about the dangers of slips, trips, and falls and the heavy cost associated with the resulting injuries. A few recent statistics hammer home the reality of the concern:
One of the most important fixtures in any laboratory, including a well-outfitted forensic lab, is the chemical fume hood. Regardless of the specific type selected, there are a few design parameters and basic operational principles that should be used across the board.
The increased use of computers in forensic laboratories warrants a close look at workstation ergonomics.
Preventing Indoor Air Quality Issues after New Construction or Renovations
In this column the Safety Guys take a look at building green and some of the potential health and safety issues involved.
Building green is gaining more and more momentum. So, what does this mean for the forensic facility manager? This column will give you a brief overview of LEED, planting the seed for your next renovation or construction project so you can go green.
A primer on protective gloves
It’s important to monitor ambient noise levels in forensic laboratories both in the design phase and during operation.