Forcon: Forensic Consulting

Learn about forensic science and toxicology:
alcohol, drugs, toxins and current issues.

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FORCON provides consultation, information and instructional services in matters related to toxicology, drug identification and chemical analysis.

These services are applied in the following areas:

  • Criminal Matters
  • Civil Proceedings
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Equipment and Method Evaluations
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Regulatory Programs
  • Public Safety
  • Advisory Role to Government, Industry and the Public

Alcohol

  • Absorption, distribution and elimination characteristics of a given individual
  • State of sobriety testing in the proven absence of alcohol
  • State of sobriety testing at given blood alcohol concentrations (BAC)
  • Establishment of a pharmacological profile for a subject under given conditions of alcohol consumption
  • Assessment of the ability to provide breath samples using "approved screening devices" and "approved instruments" set out in the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Determination of blood:breath ratios
  • Determination of urine:blood ratios
  • Analysis of alcohol standard solutions, biological samples and alcoholic beverages
  • Certification analysis of standard alcohol solutions used to calibrate breath testing equipment
  • Alcohol monitoring
  • Training in the use of breath testing equipment
  • Review of documents and other material prepared in support of criminal or civil actions
  • Preparation of reports, lecturing and provision of expert witness services to all levels of court
  • Analysis of commercial alcoholic beverages to ensure compliance with LLBO regulations

Drugs and other toxic substances

  • Absorption, distribution and elimination characteristics of drugs and other toxic substances in the body
  • Assessment of the pharmacological effect on the body including therapeutic and toxic levels of significance
  • Impairment, tolerance
  • Polydrug use
  • Drug analysis: powders, tablets, plant materials; biological samples
  • Drug screening and monitoring
  • Assessment of drug detection methods

Other

Application of forensically acceptable scientific methods and equipment to problems of chemical identification, including the comparison of substances and/or material for common features and/or differences, to establish a relationship, or lack thereof, among the samples/material analyzed

Assessment of scientific equipment and general methodology for suitability to specific analytical problems

Provision of seminars on forensic toxicology and information protection technology

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