[Histonet] RE: Noise reduction

Tony Reilly Tony.Reilly <@t> health.qld.gov.au
Wed Jul 30 17:25:29 CDT 2014

Hi LeAnn

At a previous laboratory we had a half wall with glass from bench height to the ceiling and a glass door.  The door could be open or closed and the glass while blocking out noise did not make the area feel confined from the rest of the lab.  The other advantages were that the air conditioning to that room was independent and not recycled to the rest of the lab reducing formalin fumes and if there was a formalin spill in that area it was easily contained.


Tony Reilly B.App.Sc,  M.Sc
Chief Scientist Anatomical Pathology
Princess Alexandra Laboratory | Pathology Queensland | Health Support Queensland
Department of Health | Queensland Government
Building 15, Level 1, 
199 Ipswich Road 
Woolloongabba Qld 4102
Ph: 07 3176 2412
Mob: 0402139411
Fax: 07 3176 2930
Email: tony.reillyi <@t> health.qld.gov.au | www.health.qld.gov.au 

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of LeAnn Lang
Sent: Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:55 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Noise reduction

We are trying to figure out an inexpensive way to try to block off our grossing area to help with noise reduction when our Pathologist Assistant does her dictation.  Has anyone done anything in their labs that they would be willing to share with me?   We don't want something permanent like building a wall, but rather something that can be opened up for parts of the day.  We have thought about having a curtain (like a privacy curtain found in doctors' offices), but we are not sure that would be enough of a reduction.  Anyone have other ideas?

Thanks much!

LeAnn Lang
Associates in Pathology
Practice Administrator
Phone:  715-847-0075 (ext 50259)
llang <@t> aipathology.com<mailto:llang <@t> aipathology.com>

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