[Histonet] Music in the Laboratory

Emily Sours talulahgosh <@t> gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 08:51:53 CST 2012

I am lucky enough to work in a closed lab setting so we can play whatever,
until the boss comes in (she can't concentrate with music on).  If I
couldn't listen to something while sectioning, I think I might die of
boredom.  But forcing other people to listen to your music is never good,
even when you're with friends.  If everyone doesn't like it, pick something
that everyone does like.
I suggest radiolab--it's a fun podcast where you can actually learn
something new about science while enjoying yourself.  Plus it it doesn't
have politics! My favorite episode is Lost and Found, it's the first one I
heard, and I love it.  But I suggest you start with Oops, that one was
Any other podcasts that are science related and fun?
(No politics please!)


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so. To me, that’s beautiful.
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On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM, CHRISTIE GOWAN <christiegowan <@t> msn.com>wrote:

> Hi All,
> Our lab is governed by hospital regulations that no headphones or earbuds
> be worn at anytime. This is considered a safety issue. We do have policies
> governing codes for behavior such as dress, hygiene, innappropriate
> computer use such as streaming music or social media but music is something
> they allow idividual departments to dictate. Our lab has decided to allow
> desk top radios to be played. I have a few techs that like to listen to
> talk radio or music so they each have their individual radios set so low
> that only they can hear it. I think if everyone had their own radio it
> would be insane but a couple is not too bad. If it were to become
> distracting or a nusance, I would ban them completely. We are not in a
> patient traffic area but we do get a lot of outside visitors walking thru
> such as Resident's interviewing or clinicians. One must always consider
> patient care first and foremost and if music is offensive to you because of
> language then it probably is offensive to others as well. I think you
> should never have to endure music that is offensive in anyway. Jazz makes
> me crazy. My question to you would be, do you have a policy that stating
> that music is allowed? Best of luck to you.
> Christie
> > From: Traczyk7 <@t> aol.com
> > Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:37:04 -0500
> > To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> > Subject: [Histonet] Music in the Laboratory
> >
> > Greetings.
> > 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.
> > Dorothy
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