[Histonet] Respirators and Routine Histology
nicole <@t> dlcjax.com
Thu Jan 5 16:46:42 CST 2012
I also do not wear any type of respirator. Not at any point of my day. I
annually wear a formalin badge to test for exposure rate, but thats it. I
gross under a fume hood and I use Slide Bright instead of xylene. It does
not have any fumes or noxious odor and is non toxic. My stain line is also
contained under a fume hood. No one ever smells or complains about my
fumes, unless im changing the processor, they tend to smell the alcohol
then. Mask are a required safety supply, and I do believe in some
situations a respirator may be needed, but it is ultimately up to the
tech. Besides the lab should have adequite ventilation that a respirator
should not be needed for the entire shift, maybe during specfic tasks with
Nicole Tatum, HT ASCP
Happy New Year to All,
> I need some help from all of you out there in histoland.
> How many of you wear respirators during your entire 8 hour work day for
> routine histology? If you don't wear a respirator do you wear any type of
> mask or shield at all for routine histology?
> Also if any of you have any histology safety procedures or information
> that you would be willing to share with me I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks in advance for all of your help, Amy
> Amy Self
> Georgetown Hospital System
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