RE: [Histonet] SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR
We had similar problems over the years, and what we've done is placed mats
on our floors along with a sign to warn all. Housekeeping ends up vacuuming
the mats nightly so they don't end up looking messy.
Julia Celebre MLT
Hamilton General Hospital
From: Tim Wheelock [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 6:55 PM
Subject: [Histonet] SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR
My boss, who wears dress shoes with half-size high heels (the heels have
a broad base to them, not the "stiletto" type), has been having problems
slipping on my laboratory's floor. I am really afraid that she is going
to actually fall and injure herself.
I myself have no problem in the lab, since the soles of my shoes are
rubber or plastic polymer. Sneakers work fine as well.
I manage a neuropathology laboratory which means I use paraffin embedding.
Although, I keep the floor clean, I think that the residual wax near the
embedding and sectioning stations may get spread around the rest of the
lab by my shoes.
So far, I have put a "CAUTION" sign up on my laboratory door advising
people to excercise caution when entering the lab, especially when
wearing dress shoes, in order to at least increase awareness.
Perhaps, I should put the laboratory floor on a regular "preventative
maintenance" schedule of cleaning and waxing to minimize the amount of
wax on the floor.
Then again, maybe I should ask the maintenance people not to put any wax
on the floor after they clean it. Perhaps it is this wax that is part of
Has anyone ever had this problem? How did you solve it?
I would appreciate any advice anyone may have.
Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
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