Re: [Histonet] Use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab

From:Patti Loykasek

I have mixed feelings on the cell phone issue. So far, it has not been
enough of an interruption to have to form a policy or limit it. It might be
a matter of, do the employees have access  to a phone & time to make
personal phone calls?

On another slightly "off topic" - how do people feel about the use of
portable music devices by co-workers??

Patti Loykasek

> Hi Guys.
> This is a slightly "off topic" query, but I need to draw up a policy on the
> use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab environment and would appreciate
> input from the Anatomical Pathology side.
> The main reasons for not using a phone are:
> 1.    Danger of infection (primarily in the Micro/Virology Labs)
> 2.    Interference with some electronic circuitry (primarily with the
> units in the Biochemistry, Immunology & Haematology labs)
> 3.    Interruption of the work flow and annoying to others (all labs).
> Is there any reason/s that you can think off pertaining to the
> Histopathology/Cytopathology labs?
> Thanks in advance.
> Mike Kirby
> National Health Lab Service
> Johannesburg
> South Africa.
> P.S. I'll accept replies from any Australians, that is if you are speaking to
> us after our one run win in the Cricket! (smirk, smirk!).
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