[Histonet] Music in the Laboratory

Grantham, Andrea L - (algranth) algranth <@t> email.arizona.edu
Wed Jan 18 09:12:40 CST 2012

Good Morning all,
I have worked in labs where music was played and loved it. Music keeps you going all morning and even in the mid-afternoon when you hit that "slump" time. If it is not inappropriate music or loud enough to be distracting when someone comes in with a question or when the phone rings I don't think it is a problem.
One of my pathologists always listened to conservative talk radio and turned me on to it so being as how I'm lucky to usually be the only one in my lab I've become a talk radio junkie when I'm not listening to a novel on my iPod.

(I love my lab!)

>> 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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