RE: Floors in Histology

From:Jeff and Wanda Gray

Yes, I have been delinquent in replying to my Histonet mail, but...
If you choose to use these mats, be careful that they are not shaken when
people (like me) who have latex allergy are in the immediate area.  The
rubber in the mats can release enough particles into the air to trigger an
allergic reaction.  A lab I worked in previously had to let me take my
lunch, or go to the grossing room upstairs when "the guy" came to change the
mats out (we had a service for these rugs that came in once a week and
changed the mats out for fresh ones).  Removal from the area for about 1/2
hour was usually enough to clear the air and keep me from reacting.
Just something to keep in mind should this be an issue.
Wanda Shotsberger
Charleston, SC

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Gayle Callis [mailto:uvsgc@montana.edu]
Sent:	Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:47 PM
To:	Robert Geske; histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject:	RE: Floors in Histology

Put small industrial floor carpets with black rubber backing in front of
these areas, the kind you see in entrances of buildings, $54 for a 4 X 5
ft, and just use a small vacuum cleaner to pick up wax shavings.  Not
worried about trashing a rug, it isn't Martha Stewart "nice", but it works,
no one slips and wax stays off floor.  Chairs roll over surface without a
glitch. Sometimes a janitor cleans them (once every 5 years or so!).



At 03:14 PM 3/12/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi John,
>
>yes, the products are called  putty knife, broom, and dust pan --- quite
>safe to use.
>
>regards,
>rob
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Spair
>To: 'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'
>Sent: 3/12/02 1:47 PM
>Subject: Floors in Histology
>
>Recently, an inspection mentioned to me that there was a floor product
>available that could be used to daily to clean up that paraffin on the
>floors in histology - especially around the microtomes and embedding
>stations.  Does anyone know about this product, what it's called, what
>it
>is, and how safe to use???  Thank you.
>
>
>John Spair, Manager
>Pathology Services
>LABORATORIES Northwest
>MultiCare Health System
>john.spair@multicare.org
>253-403-6090
>
>
>
>
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Gayle Callis
MT,HT,HTL(ASCP)
Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
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