Re: [Histonet] Pregnancy

From:"Joe Nocito"

this is a case of promoting people to a higher level of incompetence. It 
fries my cookies that people get promoted to positions that  they have no 
bother getting promoted to. I'm sorry you had to go through that and sorry 
you had a rectum for a supervisor. I may not be the best manager, but I do 
what's right by my people.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robyn Vazquez" 
To: ; ; 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:12 AM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Pregnancy

I wish this precautions were taken with me when I worked in Portland, OR  I 
had a problem pregnancy and still required to change the Tissue Tek 
chemicals, because "it wasn't fair".  I lost my baby at 5 ˝ months.  And was 
devastated, but still had to be back to work the next day, as not to put 
anyone out as to pick up my load.  Plus there is more, but won't go into it. 
Needless to say, my manager NEVER stepped in to help me.  Some managers need 
to be more proactive with their pregnant employees, regardless if is 
discriminating, use common sense.

>>> "Stritmatter, Andrea"  2/18/2008 12:46 PM 
>>>  >>>
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-----
[] 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 
  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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