Here's a quick update from us...You don't want to miss this.
Dear ASCLD Colleagues,
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on workplaces around the world. Forensic laboratories have had to rapidly implement operational changes in order to ensure the safety of workers and the continued timely delivery of products and services.
Remote work has been a highly effective strategy utilized in many forensic labs to limit the number of staff in the workplace, and increase physical distancing for those who remain. The ASCLD Member Resource Committee has developed a new document entitled, “Considerations for Successful Implementation of Remote Work/Telework in a Forensic Laboratory,” and posted it on the Manager’s Toolkit webpage. As we turn the corner and return to a new normal, it is important to discuss and consider what has been learned about Personnel, Communication, and Operations in the development of an effective remote work strategy moving forward.
Also, please continue to submit your photos to social media with the hashtag #ASCLDfun
Here are some photos of forensic science in action!
Please enjoy this Wisconsin DFS video on Forensic Imaging. It is the second in their series "Day in the Life of" videos used to try and "demystify" various jobs in the Wisconsin State Crime Labs. If you have something similar, feel free to submit!
Is your laboratory doing something exciting like building a new lab, incorporating new standards or tackling and overcoming operational challenges during COVID? Are you interested in submitting an article for publication in the CLM? Please submit articles electronically to https://www.ascld.org/clm-submission/
Donations to ASCLD can now be made online! This is a great way to honor the memory of a forensic colleague, to commemorate a life event for that person who has everything, or to otherwise assist in supporting the tireless efforts of the ASCLD organization in the pursuit of excellence in forensic science management. The donation page can be accessed by clicking HERE or by visiting the ASCLD website and clicking on "Donate to ASCLD" under the "Member Site" tab (this donation page is accessible even to non-members). Please consider donating and do share this information with anyone you think might be interested.
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors