RE: [Histonet] Pregnancy

From:"Stritmatter, Andrea"

As a new mother of a 7 month old son and a manager of a histology lab, you have to work with the pregnant individual on this.  It is discrimination (at least in Washington state) if forbid them to work in the lab.  I chose not to take x-rays or handle DAB during my pregnancy.  Otherwise I worked normally in the lab.  I ended up with pregnancy complications and couldn't stand all day so I did a lot of paperwork catch up too.  Ultimately, it's up to the manager and the employee to work together to find duties you all agree on.  Your HR department should be able to assist in this too.

Andrea Stritmatter, HTL(ASCP)

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:30 PM
To: Douglas D Deltour;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Pregnancy
Importance: Low

  All chemicals used in the lab have TWA values LOWER for pregnant women and infants, and that is the reason why pregnant women should not work in the lab environment, regardles it may have TWA levels for adults within the limits.
  René J.

Douglas D Deltour  wrote:
  No not me.. but.

What are the regulations/guidelines for working in a histology lab while one
is pregnant? Is this an individual choice or a doctor choice? Are there any
liabilities if something happens? Thanks. 

Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)

Histology Manager

Professional Pathology Services, PC

One Science Court

Suite 200

Columbia, SC 29203

Office (803)252-1913

Fax (803)254-3262 


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