From:"Joe Nocito"

right now, we have a pool going to see who falls first, one of the billing 
people or one of our sales reps (I'm betting on the sales rep) only kidding, 
only kidding.

We have signs up and everyone knows to be careful when they come in the lab. 
The CEO has told them to be careful too. But, that is only a temporary 
problem. In our new lab, we are having the blocks and slides files outside 
of the lab. We also are having a new floor put in that has skid-proof 
material embedded in the concrete. Slipping shouldn't be a problem. That's 
if we  ever move into the new building.

Joe " The Toe" Nocito BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Wheelock" 
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:55 PM
Subject: [Histonet] SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR

> Hi Everyone:
> A problem.
> 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 
> the problem.
> Has anyone ever had this problem? How did you solve it?
> I would appreciate any advice anyone may have.
> Tim Wheelock
> Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
> McLean Hospital
> 617-855-3592
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