[Histonet] RE: Proper Grossing Attire

From:"Burrill, Jason"

Hi Mike,

Each laboratory has the obligation to perform a hazard assessment of
each procedure in their lab, 29CFR 1910.132(d)(2)
 , and determine what hazards are present and the steps they
are taking to minimize or eliminate that those hazards.  This must be a
written document that employees must sign off on so they know what must
be done to ensure their safety while performing that procedure.  


Additionally the OSHA Formaldehyde standard clearly states in 29CFR
  that you need to be wearing an impervious apron/gown/lab
coat, splash goggles and other protective apparel (i.e. gloves) while
working with formaldehyde solutions that contain more than 1%
formaldehyde.  In our laboratory if someone is in close proximity to
someone (e.g. observing the procedure) wearing PPE then they must wear
the same PPE as the person performing the procedure.  


I understand that this is a Microsoft answer, no direct help, but
unfortunately all labs are not created equal hence the need for a
thorough hazard assessment of each procedure.





Jason Burrill

Sr. Manager, Histology and Laboratory Safety

Research Animal Diagnostic Services

Charles River

251 Ballardvale St

Wilmington, MA 01887

Office: 781-222-6152

Fax: 978-988-8793




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