[Histonet] Histonet Digest, Vol 159, Issue 24

Joanne Clark jclark at pcnm.com
Tue Feb 28 15:37:10 CST 2017

Hi Allison, I talked to my safety guy and there isn't anything specific.  They are telling you that because there is a fire hazard warning on formalin cubes, but we know that the change of it catching fire is slim to nil.  They want you to use the same standards as with alcohol and xylene (1 gallon per 100 square feet).  It is all so dependent on who you have inspecting you and what their background is.

Joanne Clark, HT
Pathology Consultants of New Mexico  


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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:26:54 +0000
From: "Eck, Allison" <aeck at dh.org>
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Subject: [Histonet] square footage for formalin
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Good afternoon,
We have inspectors here and they are questioning the size of the room in the operating room where they keep their 5 gallon cube.  Does anyone know of any square footage requirements for a room that where formalin is kept and used?

Thank you in advance

Allison Eck, HTL(ASCP)cm,QLS, AHI(AMT)
Lead Tech Histology
Doylestown Hospital
595 W State St
Doylestown, PA 18901
aeck at dh.org<mailto:aeck at dh.org>


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