RE: [Histonet] specimens recieved in formalin

From:"Kemlo Rogerson"

I guess the problem is do you send out pre-filled formalin pots or do
Staff apply the formalin to the specimen and pot elsewhere? The latter
is dangerous and you risk inhalation and spillage problems with poorly
trained Staff. The former is acceptable but you must have a spillage
policy and you must have masks and a proper procedure in place for
formalin use. Whether the area must be ventilated is a moot point and I
think you need to risk assess the areas where the formalin and pots are
stored; in the UK we own this risk as the Lab is the area of expertise
concerning this matter and we have a duty of care; formalin monitoring
may also be an option.

Kemlo Rogerson
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