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Retained Surgical Items

By Rebekah Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Expert Article

The most common preventable injuries to patients during surgery involve small sponges, clamps, and other objects left inside the body cavity. In this article, nurse practitioner Rebekah Price…

Bariatric Equipment Injuries

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L
Expert Article

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adult obesity affects over 40% of the US population. For healthcare providers, the prevalence of obesity requires that…

Air Travel: Wheelchair Passenger Safety

By Kathleen Lord-Jones
Expert Article

Air travel passengers who require wheelchair assistance are protected against discrimination by air carriers and entitled to certain accommodations under the guidelines of the Air Carrier Access Act…

Smith Press Machine: Equipment & Safety Features

By David Ester
Expert Overview

This document provides an introduction to the Smith Press Machine, including safety features that are commonly examined in relevant forensic investigations. Smith Press Machine Casework The sports and…

Forensic Video Conversion & Analysis

By Chad Phillips, AP
Expert Overview

To help ensure that camera footage is accurate and complete, it may be necessary to analyze the file(s) through a forensically sound process. Video evidence comes in many formats, and the footage may…

Dietary Restrictions & Food Safety in Managed Care Settings

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L
Expert Article

Various physical and cognitive conditions may put certain individuals at risk while eating or drinking. This article reviews the standard of care for facility-based programs to safely provide food and…

Frozen & Burst Pipe Investigations

By Ronald J. Natoli, P.E., C.F.E.I.
Expert Article

When pipes freeze and burst releasing water, the mechanical engineers at Robson Forensic are frequently retained to determine the cause of the failure. This article provides a starting point for…

Medical Commode Components & Safety

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L
Expert Overview

Occupational therapists, who assess patients’ needs and performance in activities of daily living, are commonly consulted by healthcare professionals to determine features necessary for patients…

Is It a Sinkhole?

By Brendan P. Merk, P.G.
Expert Overview

There is a depression in the ground in front of you as you are heading into work. It wasn’t there when you left yesterday. Could this be a sinkhole? Not every depression in the ground meets the…

Investigating Veterinary Malpractice Claims

By McGee Leonard, DVM, DACVECC
Expert Article

Legal investigations involving veterinary care provided to family pets often requires expert evaluation of the received medical care. Like the practice of human medicine, veterinarians are also…

Machine Interlocks & Barrier Guards

By Richard Murray, P.E.
Expert Overview

In the broadest terms, “interlocking” in the world of machine design is simply the connection of two or more elements such that the operation of one element depends on the condition of one…

Correctional Health Care

By Paul M. Adee
Expert Article

The process of admitting new prisoners into a correctional setting is one of the most important components of operating and maintaining a safe and secure facility. This intake process occurs at a…

Locker Room Hazing

By Ronald H. Kennedy, Jr., Ed.D.
Expert Article

School locker rooms are a known area of vulnerability for incidents involving hazing, bullying, harassment, or abuse between students. While schools are ultimately responsible for providing a safe…

Food Safety & Foodborne Illness

By Dawn Hill
Expert Article

Contamination of food products with bacteria, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Listeria, or other germs is known to be a cause of public outbreaks of illness with potentially severe consequences…

Updates to the MUTCD

By Gordon Meth, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP2I
Expert Presentation

This presentation was given October 20, 2022 to the Central Ohio ASCE.  The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) has been in existence since 1930. The last significant update was…

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