RE: [Histonet] Source for adjustable workstations?

From:Kristen Broomall

"Also, how do you folks handle ergonomics for routine histo?"

Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. (I'm not making it up though!) But seriously, I'm
5'2" & get horrible muscle spasms in my shoulder from sitting at the
microtome for long periods at a time, no matter how high the chair is
positioned. I must stretch my body in some funky direction to reach the
wheel. I've gotten used to using the automated part of the microtome with
the foot pedal. 

I'd love to hear what you come up with!

Kristen Broomall

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:17 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Source for adjustable workstations?

Hi All,


A recent ergonomic assessment of our Histo Lab produced a seven page litany
of ergonomic ills (Yay!)  As we are about to renovate in stages, I was
looking for a source of adjustable tables/benches/stations for embedding and
microtomy.  Staff height varies from 5'2" to 6'1+3/4.  


Adjusting the height of the chair is inadequate for the height of the
and equipment.  I have one supplier of adjustable tables
( I would love someone to offer another name.  (I
struggle finding stuff on the web sometimes . . .) Also, how do you folks
handle ergonomics for routine histo?


Have a great day




Tim Webster

Histology Specialist

Northwestern Medical Center

133 Fairfield Street

St Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-1070  


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