Re: Flooring surfaces in Histology

From:Victoria Baker <>

<P>Hi Kathy!</P><BR> <P>The forever continuing problem of wax.  It's as bad as tiny bubles in the waterbath!  I'm not making light of the subject because I've been a victim of a nasty fall as well.  In the last 21or so years I've been every lab possible and we had floors that ranged from hardwood to rough or textured tiles.  Much of it does come down to the techs themselves cleaning up with scrapers at the end of the day and it doesn't matter what the floor might be.  The last place I worked at had gotten runners that were very loopy and changed once a week.  This did reduce some of the problem, but it didn't eliminate it.  Techs even resorted to using a carpet sweeper inbetween to try and get some of the wax off of the runners.   I'm not sure the architects are going to have a real answer for your problem.  Like many issues in Histology, we're the exception and not the rule.  Our needs differ so from other aspects of labs.  </P> <P>I'd try seeing if you could get the runners, it does help tremendously especially if it is a very busy area of the lab and you have a high volume of work.  Also enforce a strict footwear policy.  </P> <P>Good luck</P> <P>Vikki Baker</P> <P>American Health Foundation </P> <P>Valhalla, New York</P><BR> <P>  <B><I>Kathy Paton <></I></B> wrote: <BR></P><p><br><hr size=1><b>Do You Yahoo!?</b><br> Get <a href="">Yahoo! Mail</a> - Free email you can access from anywhere!
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