Christiansburg, VA, December 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Western Maryland Regional Crime Laboratory in Hagerstown has selected Qualtrax as a compliance management tool for its facility.
“With just three full-time employees and more than 1,100 cases per year, we are trying to maximize our productivity by automating our quality assurance processes,” says Stacey Wilson, quality assurance officer and forensic scientist. “Using Qualtrax will help us maintain the quality of our work and allow us to focus more of our time on serving our community.”
The lab is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). Qualtrax will be used for document management, work flow tracking and process control to assist in maintaining that accreditation.
The laboratory conducts a wide variety of forensic examinations, such as identification of suspected controlled dangerous substances, serological examinations, latent print processing, firearm examinations, test firing, serial number restoration and vehicle searches. The crime lab also assists law enforcement agencies when its services are needed at crime scenes, in court or in other areas of expertise.
The lab’s commitment to quality is exemplified through its employees’ involvement in numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, and International Association for Identification (IAI).
“Qualtrax is excited that the Western Maryland Regional Crime Lab has chosen our software to enhance their quality assurance process,” said Amy Ankrum, Director of Qualtrax. “With Qualtrax, the lab can start to simplify document management and compliance management to make the most of its resources.”
Qualtrax, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CCS-Inc., provides compliance software that enables electronic document and process management. Qualtrax focuses on heavily regulated industries where compliance with standards such as ISO 17025, ASCLD/LAB, SQF, BRC, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, HACCP, and others presents challenges to organizations. Qualtrax greatly simplifies document management, workflow tracking, and business and manufacturing process control. Qualtrax provides the tools needed to manage internal and external audits and ultimately enables organization to effectively manage regulatory challenges. To learn more, please visit the Qualtrax website at www.qualtrax.com.
About Western Maryland Regional Crime Lab
The Western Maryland Regional Crime Laboratory (WMRCL) is located in Hagerstown, Md. Forensic examinations of evidence are performed in the laboratory to support organizations within Washington County and other federal, state and local agencies. Lab personnel participate in crime scene investigations, photography and support for other scientific and/or technical services as needed.