[Histonet] Music in the Laboratory

Heckford, Karen - SMMC-SF Karen.Heckford <@t> CHW.edu
Wed Jan 18 07:07:57 CST 2012

I could not work with out music.  Nothing like cutting to the rhythm of good music.  I have it on all the time or I would go nuts and probably fall asleep.  I set my radio to one radio station.  I am the Chief Cook and bottle washer so no one to bother with the music.   If someone wants to play hard core obscene music let them put it on their Ipod so not everyone can here it.  I would make a rule that they have to be able to hear if someone is talking to them.  
Karen Heckford HT ASCP CE
Lead Histology Technician
St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94117
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Subject: [Histonet] Music in the Laboratory

I would like to know what other histology laboratories allow for music  
players while working.  Do you have formal policies about music content or  
volume?  Do you allow lab space doors to remain closed to muffle the volume  of 
what is being played?  Are headsets allowed?  
I am a terrible judge of this because I personally prefer to work in a  
quiet environment.  I am trying to be open minded, as long as the work gets  
done.  However, one of the techs had a song playing today that I  believe was 
inappropriate for general listening in the lab.  Am I just out  of touch?  
Is that dang "F" word just something I'm going to have to learn  to accept?  
Do you have a written policy?  When/how/why was it  implemented?
I should mention that it's a small private lab, with minimal patient  
traffic.  We do see our share of FedEx, UPS, sales & service  reps.
Your ideas on this is very much appreciated.
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