ASB Newsletter—June 11, 2021


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Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat

AAFS and ASB Webinar!

There is still time to register for this 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and the Standards Development Organization (SDO) process; why metrological traceability is important; a walkthrough of ANSI/ASB Standard 017; ANSI/ASB Standard 017 Applies to Specific Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB AR 3125; and a live Q&A session. Click here for more information and to register!

 

Conduct an Educational & Scientific Webinar with AAFS

Presenting educational webinars is a valuable tool for offering engaging and valuable content on a specific topic.

Forensic science is an ever-changing and developing scientific field that requires rigorous efforts in continuing education. We offer all qualified individuals the opportunity to conduct an educational scientific webinar to the public that we create, host, and market. Visit the AAFS website to learn about the three different options for conducting your webinar.

 

ASB Documents Open for Public Comment

The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress.

The following documents are available for public comment:

  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 054, Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition (Comment Deadline, June 14, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 060, Guidelines for Barrel and Overall Length Measurements of Firearms, First Edition (Comment Deadline, June 14, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 085, Standard for Detection Canine Selection, Kenneling, and Healthcare, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 19, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 092, Standard for Training and Certification of Canine Detection of Explosives, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 19, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 12, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 128, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Liquid Soaked Documents, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 12, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 142, Best Practice Recommendations for the Resolution of Conflicts in Friction Ridge Examination, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 19, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 146, Standard for Resolving Commingled Remains in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 19, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 152, Standard for the Minimum Content Requirements of Forensic Toxicology Procedures, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 5 2021)
  • ASB Standard 157, Required Components for a Proficiency Testing Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition (Comment Deadline June 21, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 158, Standard for a Developing Standard Operating Procedures in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition (Comment Deadline, June 21, 2021)

*Please note that comments on a re-circulation will only be accepted on revised sections of a document, comments made to text not revised from the previous public comment period will not be accepted.

The documents, comment template, and additional information can be accessed through the Notification of Standard Development and Coordination portion of the ASB website.

 

Published Documents

To date, the ASB has published 46 Standards/Best Practice Recommendations (all approved as American National Standards by ANSI), and 3 Technical Reports. All ASB publications can be downloaded for free from the Published Documents portion of the ASB website.

 

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Contributions to the ASB

Your contribution will help ensure the ASB’s success in establishing standards and best practices for the forensic science community. Your contribution may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense for federal income tax purposes. Make a donation.

 

ASB Updates From ANSI Standards Action

To view a summary of items of interest to ASB members in ANSI Standards Action, visit the ANSI Standards Action Weekly Report folder on the ASB Workspace page. Please contact asb@aafs.org if you have difficulties logging on to the Workspace site.