Re: lab renovations

From:Vicki Gauch

 We renovated our laboratory several years ago and at that time we redesigned our cutting stations by making them L- Shaped with the microtome in front and the waterbath on the arm of the station. We purchased  ergonomic chairs and since then the incidences of repetitive motion disorders and pain have diminished significantly.  We also moved our processors out of the main work lab and into their own room which has reduced the exposure to chemical fumes during changing of the processors,etc.  Making a workflow chart is also helpful so that you can arrange your equipment and counters,etc. for maximum efficiency.
 Good luck in your new's always a nightmare while you are doing it but well worth it in the end !!!!
 Have a great weekend,
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

>>> Karen LeClair  12/28/01 02:27PM >>>
Our company is in the process of purchasing a new building for our
relocation.  I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has
renovated their histology laboratory recently that might have some
advice, comments, ect regarding what they did or should have done, both
positive and negative, about the renovations. We are very excited that
we will have a new laboratory built that will reflect our need for
growth and our work flow and we want to make sure we do it right.  Any
ideas or suggestions from anyone would be helpful.  Thank you for your

Karen LeClair
Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services
Bangor,  Maine 04401

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