[Histonet] Flammable storage

Pamela Marcum pmarcum <@t> vet.upenn.edu
Fri Feb 6 13:47:40 CST 2009

You can purchase explosion proof refrigerators and freezers for these items.
They are expensive but worth it if you have a lot to store or if it is
isopentane or other highly explosive solutions.  Any supplier with
laboratory refrigeration should be able to help you.  It is a requirement
for safety in all laboratories according to OSHA if I am not mistaken.

Pamela A Marcum
University of Pennsylvania 
School of Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Orthopedic Laboratory (CORL)
382 W Street Rd
Kennett Square PA 19438

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Webb,
Dorothy L
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 2:36 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Flammable storage

How does everyone store any reagents that need refrigeration that are
also flammable? We have always just stored them in the routine histology
refrigerator.  I have never had this concern come up before and the
charge tech of toxicology is now questioning this type of storage.  Any
guidance on this would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks, as always fellow histonetters, the best group in the world!!

Dorothy Webb, HT
Regions Histology Technical Supervisor
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