2020 SAFE October Educational Seminar

Date: Time
28-October-2020 16:00 (4:00 pm) PDT
28-October-2020 19:00 (7:00 pm) EDT
28-October-2020 23:00 (11:00 pm) GMT
28-October-2020 01:00 (01:00 am) SAST
29-October-2020 12:00 (12:00 pm) NZDT

Speaker – Mike Wakshull MS, CQE

Topic – ISO 9001 Quality Management System for a small forensics laboratory


This presentation explores the application of ISO 9000:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 to implementation of a quality management system (QMS) to a small forensics laboratory. A QMS is focused on delivering the best product to the customer and focuses on continuous improvement of the process. The work of the forensic examiner requires development and execution of a risk-based process approach. The forensic examiner’s loyalty is to the evidence rather that to the person or entity that retains them. The quality principals defined in ISO 9000:2015 must be focused on both the retaining entity and the evidence.


Mike Wakshull is a full-time forensic document examiner based in Temecula, CA. He is a certified quality engineer (CQE). Past positions were Principal quality engineer at Amgen where he managed information systems governance and corporate quality risk management. At Abbott Vascular he led development and implementation of quality risk management procedures. Mike applies his quality management experience and skills to the practice of forensic document examination.