RE: Clothing etiquette for the bench tech.

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From:Connie McManus <>
To:"Petrilli, Michael" <>, "'Rae Ann Staskiewicz'" <>, "Garza-Williams, Sara (by way ofHistonet)" <>,
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Soooo, Michael,  is this atttire gang inspired?  *G*

connie mcmanus

At 11:02 AM 05/17/2000 -0500, Petrilli, Michael wrote:
>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
Connie McManus
Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
Utah State University
Logan, UT

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