This article will provide design guidelines for toxicology laboratories that provide you with ideas on how you might better renovate your existing toxicology spaces or plan for these labs in a new space.
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.
Ontario’s new, state-of-the-art forensic facility will allow for continuing education, future programmatic growth, and for the recruitment and retention of highly specialized staff, contributing to the advancement and evolution of forensic science and medicine.
Forensic facilities often contain vehicle exam areas. A car may be dusted for fingerprints, paint from a hit and run may be sampled, or biological evidence may be collected. Vehicle exam spaces require planning and design to be most effective in supporting this collection of evidence.
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.
Architecture and Engineering to Support Forensic DNA Labs
When building a new facility, it’s important to know your limits and get help early rather than late.
It’s important to monitor ambient noise levels in forensic laboratories both in the design phase and during operation.
Making more office space, calculating the amount of DNA staff needed to work DNA backlogs, and creating more storage space are issues common to DNA labs today.
Insight on designing a functional and efficient digital forensics laboratory
This article will help guide you through some of the advantages and disadvantages of the options you have when making material selections for your facility.
This article will discuss how equipment can influence the design and infrastructural needs of two laboratory space types where the identification of evidence takes place.
The proper design of a toxicology lab is more than process and people. There are significant strategies to consider in the design.
Hazards of UV do not distinguish between work and home, and the exposure guidelines for the general public for sun exposure are certainly applicable to the workplace as well.
If we use the idea of a stool as a model of what is needed to support DNA analysis then there are three legs that should be equal—staff, equipment, and space.
This column will provide fundamental information on managing chemicals in forensic facilities and offer initial suggestions and guidance for proper chemical handling.
With the current economic downturn that will continue for the foreseeable future, how can forensic facilities continue to make necessary changes and find strategies for not only thriving but even growing or improving?
In this article, we explore how anthropology has evolved along with facility design over the years from academia to popular culture and from a single case to mass graves.
If you are in search for what facility design criteria is specific to cyber science and other general design considerations for a forensic facility that includes a cyber crime lab, please continue.
Let’s briefly touch on each of the four phases of emergency management. The approach described is scalable from the management of a large county forensic facility to a small independent crime lab or an individual lab.
In order to produce a facility that is LEED certified, specific guidelines within the LEED rating system must be followed. Forensic facilities have a number of unique characteristics that differentiate them from other building types.
While by size and population Colombia is small in comparison to the U.S., it is one of the most violent countries in the world. Recently, Colombia has been successful in reducing the crime rate.
In this column, we will take a closer look at the hazards of formaldehyde and how to safely use this common preservative.
Unfortunately, mass casualties are a reality. How would your facility handle a mass casualty? Quite often, a Medical Examiner (ME) facility does not have a sufficient plan or facility in place to adequately deal with a mass casualty.