RE: Protective Equipment

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From:"MacDonald, Jennifer" <>, "'Mary L North'" <>
Date:Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:38:15 -0700

Other than gloves and a lab coat, what type of PPE is the standard for
frozen sections?  Does anyone wear masks (respirators) for  while doing
frozen sectionsTB?  What about for cleaning the cryostats?

Jennifer MacDonald
San Antonio Community Hospital

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> From: 	Mary L North[]
> Sent: 	Saturday, July 17, 1999 4:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	Protective Equipment
> What type of personal protective equipment do you require your histotechs
> to use during embedding, microtomy and staining?  Scrubs? Covergowns?
> Gloves?  We are trying to implement consistency in PPE with our clinical
> laboratory.  We do have a policy in place for the occasional CJD specimen
> but not for routine histology procedures.  The safety coordinator and I
> would appreciate any info you can share regarding this matter.
>  Mary North
>  Loma Linda University Med Ctr
>  Loma Linda, CA
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