California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
This two-day and a half-day (20 hour) course will provide students with information on the administrative and managerial issues connected with a proactive laboratory health and safety program. The course will cover topics such as (but not limited to) an overview of applicable and proposed regulations/statutes, implementation of compliance programs and examples of written program elements, workers compensation and injury/illness reporting, accident investigation, emergency preparedness/disaster planning, record keeping, training, health and safety audits/inspections, legal issues (liability--'duty-of-care'), and an explanation of common regulatory fees/taxes. The specific topics will be presented in the overall context of risk management. Each class is limited to 15 students. This course is POST reimbursable, Plan IV
Lectures, group discussions/work groups, and video presentations, and written exercises.
To develop an understanding of the administrative components in implementing and managing an effective laboratory health and safety program. A written test will be administered at the end of the course.
Current standing as a supervisor/manager in the forensic sciences. Non-supervisory personnel will be admitted providing space is available.
Pre-course reading material/activity package.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $250.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.