[Histonet] Locking up formalin

Thomas Jasper tjasper <@t> copc.net
Fri Oct 15 12:32:28 CDT 2010

Hi Victoria,

I've never heard of this, of course it could exist somewhere.  I wonder
what would prompt this.  There are obvious safety issues to consider.
Perhaps an unauthorized party, somewhere, got into some formalin and
caused problems?

Locked up or not, proper spill containment is mandated by OSHA (I
believe) so, again perhaps an unauthorized personnel issue?  

I've worked in the Upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest and have not
heard of this.  I regularly attend the NSH and have not heard anything
at the meetings either.

Thomas Jasper
Histology Supervisor
Central Oregon Regional Path

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Subject: [Histonet] Locking up formalin

Is anyone aware of regulations stating that formalin has to be locked
up-  put in locked cabinets when not under direct supervision?

Applying to either clinics where specimens are collected into formalin
containers or in the pathology lab?

Thank you

Victoria Spoon
Anatomic Pathology Manager
Bassett Medical Center
Cooperstown NY 13326
victoria.spoon <@t> bassett.org
Tel(607) 547-6357
Fax(607) 547-3203

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