Work Item
ASTM WK56743

New Practice for Training in the Forensic Examination of Human Hair by Microscopy

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge and development of standards (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes; and the general practice of forensic science; and other areas as determined by the scope.
The activities of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees of ASTM and outside organizations having related interests.


forensic science; training; human hair; hair analysis


There are currently no consensus-based standards available addressing the training of forensic hair examiners. SWGMAT documents are readily available but are not consensus based. This practice will be used to train future hair examiners in both public and private laboratories concerned with the forensic analysis of hair.

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: 11-29-2016

Technical Contact: Jennifer Remy