RE: Clothing etiquette for the bench tech.

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From:"Petrilli, Michael" <>
To:"'Rae Ann Staskiewicz'" <>, "Garza-Williams, Sara (by way ofHistonet)" <>,

We are required to wear black leather jackets, hooded sweatshirts and
western-style boots whenever we work with "dangerous" paraffin blocks.
We also are required to wear the kevlar or chain-linked gloves whenever we
touch glass slides! Consequently, it takes us hours to file a tray of
slides---but that's okay, we don't mind. What we do mind is the fact that we
are required to shower after our workday (on our own time). The shower isn't
so bad, except that sometimes the hose pressure slams us against the
coathook rack...hmmm....maybe we could wear something to protect us from the

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Rae Ann Staskiewicz []
> Sent:	Sunday, May 14, 2000 11:06 AM
> To:	Garza-Williams, Sara (by way ofHistonet);
> Subject:	Re: Clothing etiquette for the bench tech.
> Sara,
>     Yes, we are required by our safety committee to wear lab coats in ALL
> laboratory areas. Not so much from the infectious angle, but from the
> presence of chemicals and chemical residue. However, we do wear blue jeans
> if we wish. I would not like to wear better clothes, because even wearing
> lab coats and plastic aprons, stains still find their way onto clothing
> occasionally.
> Rae Ann Staskiewicz
> Galesburg Animal Disease Lab
> Galesburg, IL

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