Hazardous Evidence – Identification / Collection / Storage

Hazardous Evidence Management Services

The misidentification or the improper handling and storing of many types of hazardous materials can result in serious consequences to the health and safety of those who become exposed. Improper evidence management can even jeopardize investigations and result in hefty fines and penalties to insurers and other involved parties. The forensic professionals at FAEC are well versed in EPA, HAZMAT, and DOT regulations, and have industry leading experience in the identification, collection, transportation, and storage of such materials..

Hazardous Evidence Handling & Storage

FAEC provides our clients with access to local and regional storage facilities throughout the country. We offer both secure indoor climate-controlled facilities for rack-sized items and container storage for management of larger pieces. We have the experience and knowledge to identify and properly collect many hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead paint, toxic chemicals, lithium batteries, and more, which results in cost-effective, worry-free management of your valuable evidence. Proper evidence control minimizes the risk of contamination of the scene, the atmosphere, and surrounding structures. It also minimizes the risk to investigators, your employees, and the public.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Evidence Analysis
  • Interior / Exterior Environmental Hazard Determination
  • Asbestos Mitigation Recommendations
  • Forensic Lab Testing
  • Hazardous Evidence Disposal
  • Large and Long-Term Evidence Storage
  • Catastrophe Site Management
FAEC manages and stores hazardous evidence
 

Occupational Health & Safety – Worksite / Plant Safety Analysis

Industrial Accident Investigation Services

When a worker gets hurt onsite, or due to latent effects of onsite exposure, it is imperative to take remedial action as quickly as possible. FAEC’s engineers provide professional and efficient services to the insurance, legal and industrial sectors, and private individuals, in matters involving industrial accidents, investigations or worksite and plant safety.

Comprehensive Reporting

You will receive clear and comprehensive reporting which includes full color photo documentation. Our professional staff will provide you with the facts and insights necessary for you to fully assess your case and potential outcomes. FAEC can develop litigation scenarios in cases involving management negligence issues. Providing expert testimony is one of our specialties.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Mine Safety
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Machine Guarding & Lock Out
  • Manufacturing Performance and Process Safety
  • Facility / Process Hazard Evaluation
health safety
 

Indoor Air Quality / Sick Building Investigations

Establishing Why Workplace Sickness Occurred

Typical indoor air quality (IAQ) problems involve mold, mildew, inadequate ventilation, and poor building design. If a workplace or building has poor IAQ, employees are susceptible to illness, displaying a multitude of health symptoms including upper respiratory problems, headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, and chronic coughing. FAEC experts can help establish what is making your workforce sick, investigate any hazards, and offer remedial measures to prevent further harm to employees and minimize future risk.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Asbestos
  • Exposure Evaluation
  • Mold & Mildew Causation
  • Environmental Testing
  • Remediation Recommendations
occupaton-health-safety
 

Exterior Environmental Hazard Determinations

Identiying Environmental Hazards:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) evaluate substances found in the workplace that are dangerous or potentially harmful to human health or the environment. Natural hazards in the environment create special concerns for workers occupationally exposed in outdoor settings and work settings where environmental hazards may be present. FAEC engineers provide professional and efficient services to commercial and industrial clients in these matters. We will identify the hazards that facility managers will encounter and offer remediation methods.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Construction Site Safety
  • Mold & Mildew Causation
  • Environmental Condition Hazard Determination
  • Plant Reconstruction Site Monitoring ("Clerk of the Works”)
  • Remediation Recommendations
exterior environmental hazard
 

Laboratory Evaluations & Testing

Complete Laboratory Servcies

Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s laboratory offers comprehensive services in support of many proficiencies including:

  • Fire Investigations
  • Maritime Casualties
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Product Defect
  • and many others...

Our team of scientists and chemists utilize the latest equipment and technology to perform numerous tests involving spectrophotometry, microscopy and chromatography to analyze various material properties including flammability, corrosion, chemical reactions and hazardous material exposure. The laboratory services from FAEC will provide you with the professional, accurate, and effective results to meet all your needs.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Air, Soil & Water Quality
  • Mold & Mildew Causation
  • Environmental Testing
  • Electrical Evaluations
  • Metallurgical Evaluations
  • Biological & Chemical Sampling
laboratory analysis
 

Code Compliance Verification

Establishing the Cause of Environmental Hazards

Despite the emphasis on safety in the workplace, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reported that there was a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries in the United States 2017. Forensic Analysis & Engineering can evaluate various environments to determine if there are any hazards or unsafe practices that could ultimately harm employees and work flow, such as lack of fall protection or machine guarding. In order to prevent accidents, and minimize opportunities for human errors, FAEC’s experienced safety professionals will establish the causes behind hazards or unsafe practices, including providing recommendations for procedure changes or updates in order to comply with the appropriate codes and standards. As preventative measures are identified, products and systems will also be evaluated to lessen the risk of injury or loss.

osha standards compliance evaluations