[Histonet] Re: Gloves

Laurie Popp laurie <@t> conxis.com
Sat Sep 8 09:30:13 CDT 2007

Hi All,

I just graduated from a Nccls program through Mayo/UND and we were not 
taught to cut wearing gloves,  in fact there is only one tech in the lab 
that consistently wears gloves while cutting and she came to us from the 
enzyme histochemistry lab so she couldn't get used to not wearing 
gloves.  As far as the mesh gloves, we have those also and are supposed 
to wear them whenever changing/handling blades per our safety officer 
because right after I started there was a rash of people cutting 
themselves.  Ironically enough they are cut resistant but not cut proof 
because someone actually did cut themselves while wearing them.  Only 
time I personally wear them is if I am cutting a known/ suspected prion 
case or if I have managed to gain a paper cut and am trying to keep my 
hands clean otherwise I find the static from the gloves to be annoying.

Laurie Popp
Mayo Clinic Rochester

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