[Histonet] Carpet rental and chair wheels.
Cheryl R. Kerry
tkngflght <@t> yahoo.com
Thu Sep 20 10:01:19 CDT 2007
Most of the uniform services will provide industrial rugs for a rental fee.
They are heavy weight, won't buckle, and don't cause a problem with chair
wheels. They can be switched out as you choose to schedule, and they create
an increase in safety because the paraffin and liquid spills don't land on
linoleum. A couple of phone calls and the uniform people will even bring
samples and sometimes you can even pick your color!!
There are different chair wheels for hard surfaces vs. carpet--you can
purchase these from most office supply companies and they fit most chairs so
the switch is tool-less (easy).
Hope this helps!
Signed--a former 'safety princess' for a large national lab. :)
Cheryl R. Kerry, HT(ASCP)
Full Staff Inc.
800.756.3309 fax and alternate phone
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Gayle Callis
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:51 AM
To: Joe Nocito; Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Floor in a pathology laboratory
Our chairs roll over the commercial low nap (sp) area rugs without any
problems. Maybe it was the chair wheels and not the area rug causing the
problem. It pays to make sure the rugs are located in such a way that
wheels stay on the rug surface at all times. These area rugs are very
heavy duty designed for entryway use, not very pretty or glamorous, but
they work fine for any work area involved with paraffin. We have never had
these rugs "rise up" on us due to the weight of the rug itself. They have
heavy black rubber backing and do not slip nor bunch up. We also use them
in front of sinks.
At 07:27 AM 9/19/2007, you wrote:
>I had some carpets like this and is was a bear to work with in the
>embedding area. The wheels of the chairs kept causing the carpet to rise
>up, causing a tripping hazard. Anyone else experience this? By the
>microtomes, the carpet worked fine.
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 173610
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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