RE: safety scalpels

Hi Bob

In regards to the uncertainty of "Whatever Lipshaw is called this
week ", let me give everyone a little update.  About 1990, Lipshaw was purchased by Shandon, then a few years ago Shandon Inc. was purchased by a company called Thermo Electron.  The decision was made to drop the word/name Lipshaw, but to keep providing all the Lipshaw products everyone liked so much. Today, you will see our name as Thermo Shandon.  WE are still Shandon and we still provide the well known Lipsahw product line as well. You will see our new Catalog which just went to press last week reflects the Thermo Shandon name change. Please check out our web site for a more detailed explanation of the name change as written by our president Mark Zinsky.  Our web site address is

If I can be of service to you or anyone else please do not hesitate to call or write.

Oh yes, we still do sell the Blade Removal instrument it is P/N 535.
I use it myself whenever I have finished eviscerating. ( My part time job )

Best Regards,

Mark Lewis
Product Specialist
Thermo Shandon
1-800-245-6212  ext. 4013

Sent:  Friday, November 17, 2000 4:36 PM
Subject:  RE: safety scalpels

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There are some disposable 'sheathed' scalpels on the market now.  My
understanding is that they are very expensive.

And Bob,  you can use the rounded kindergartner scissors as long as you
promise not to run with them.

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> From:[]
> Sent:  Friday, November 17, 2000 2:44 PM
> To:
> Subject:  Re: safety scalpels
> > Rick Viprino at St Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylviania
> > >>Does anyone have any suggestions for complying with OSHA
regulations > concerning the sharps issue (scalpels and blades) in the
pathology lab?
> Are > there any safety scalpels that are recommended more than others
> pathology > labs?<<
> > Uh-oh - do the Herrn Inspektors now prescribe dull blades for
> pathologists? - > Back to the old single-edge safety razor blades, I
> > Indeed, there are blades with rounded ends made for pathologists. I've
> used > them a time or two and they're an abomination. Next thing
they'll want us > using dull-ended kindergarten style scissors.
> > One of the biggest hazards of disposable blades is taking them off the
> blade > handles when they get dull. Whatever Lipshaw is called this
week used to
> have > a $7 widget that greatly facilitated this process. I had one of
them for a
> > while but left it with a client in my travels.
> > Bob Richmond
> Samurai Pathologist (still with a sharp blade)
> Knoxville TN


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