Work Item
ASTM WK78748

New Practice for a Forensic Fiber Training Program

1. Scope

This practice is for use by laboratory personnel responsible for training examiners to perform forensic examinations and comparisons of fibers, fabrics, and rope/cordage. It contains a list of training objectives with recommended reading assignments, processes of instruction, and structured exercises to provide practical experience for the trainee.


textiles; rope; cordage; microscopy; vegetable; animal; mineral; manufactured fiber, FTIR, microspectrophotometry


OSAC is completing training practices for most forensic science disciplines to provide a basis of competency for analysts within the forensic community.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-28-2021

Technical Contact: Jennifer Remy

Item: 000