[Histonet] Slide and Block Disposal

Bell, Lynne Lynne.Bell <@t> cvmc.org
Fri Sep 25 09:09:12 CDT 2009

We do the following for slide and block disposal:

Slides are discarded into a rigid, puncture-proof biohazard sharps container and discarded with the regular trash.

All paraffin blocks are discarded into the regular trash, as well.

I believe I once read that "Joe the Toe" Nocito remarked that paraffin blocks are not hazardous (infectious) and to prove his point, he licked the block!

Lynne Bell, HT (ASCP)
Histology Team Leader
Central Vermont Medical Center
Barre, VT  05641

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