[Histonet] Use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab

connie grubaugh conniegrubaugh <@t> hotmail.com
Mon Mar 13 20:19:54 CST 2006

On the cell phone issue.

We were having problems with just a few people that would be on their cell 
phones all the time.  So the rule is now that we can take incoming calls but 
they must be kept short and we must leave the area and either go to the 
break room or out of the lab.  A few of us do not want to be without our 
phones and it is mainly that sometimes a family member needs to get in to 
contact with us immedately.

As for  ipods and such we all have them where I work and it is mainly 
because not everyone wants to listen to the same radio station or the same 
music.  Mostly I do not want to listen to the complaining that is going on.  
I listen to books while I'm working.

connie grubaugh
<P dir=ltr><FONT face="Arial Black, Geneva, Arial, Sans-serif">Connie 

>From: Patti Loykasek <ploykasek <@t> phenopath.com>
>To: histonet <histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Histonet] Use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab
>Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:57:24 -0800
>I have mixed feelings on the cell phone issue. So far, it has not been
>enough of an interruption to have to form a policy or limit it. It might be
>a matter of, do the employees have access  to a phone & time to make
>personal phone calls?
>On another slightly "off topic" - how do people feel about the use of
>portable music devices by co-workers??
>Patti Loykasek
> > Hi Guys.
> >
> > This is a slightly "off topic" query, but I need to draw up a policy on 
> > use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab environment and would 
> > input from the Anatomical Pathology side.
> >
> > The main reasons for not using a phone are:
> >
> > 1.    Danger of infection (primarily in the Micro/Virology Labs)
> > 2.    Interference with some electronic circuitry (primarily with the
> > units in the Biochemistry, Immunology & Haematology labs)
> > 3.    Interruption of the work flow and annoying to others (all labs).
> >
> > Is there any reason/s that you can think off pertaining to the
> > Histopathology/Cytopathology labs?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Mike Kirby
> > National Health Lab Service
> > Johannesburg
> > South Africa.
> >
> > P.S. I'll accept replies from any Australians, that is if you are 
>speaking to
> > us after our one run win in the Cricket! (smirk, smirk!).
> >
> > 
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