I haven't lost any fingertips...yet...(knock on formica table top). Have had a couple fingernail trims. But I have only been a histo for 7 years. Plenty of time yet though. Spoiled with disposable blades and employee safety officers I guess. Mohs work keeps me more on my toes I think. I haven't nicked myself in the 3 years I have been working Mohs. I did manage to work with an automated microtome (foot petal operated) for over a year without losing anything. Sure gave me lightning fast reflexes though. Those things are dangerous in my book!
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Subject: RE: [Histonet] Protect fingers during Microtomy
I have cut the tips off both my index fingers. They are now flat on the
medial sides. Have sliced various fingers from time to time hitting the
"edge" of the blade. Goes with the job. Most of the techs that work for
me have had one or two cuts over the years.
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