RE: formalin separation from tissues for disposal
I don't know if I can offer a reasonable solution, but wouldn't these
elements be harmless as they are fixed? I don't understand their reasoning
for this. Is the waste company that hauls the spent formalin away
suggesting this? We have to pour ours off as well.
I sure hope this isn't something that will come my way. I'll be
interested in replies to this thread.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vinnie Della Speranza [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:43 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: formalin separation from tissues for disposal
> I know that this topic has been discussed on the list numerous times
> before however we are being faced with a slightly different slant that I
> would welcome your input on.
> Our Safety dept. has become conerned that our waste formalin contains
> blood and lipid that they feel must be separated from the formalin before
> it can be carted away.
> We currently use a filtering funnel when pouring off the waste formalin
> but this won't extract the lipid and blood which are in liquid suspension
> in the formalin.
> Has anyone else been required to address this issue? I'm hoping someone
> can offer a reasonable solution that will satisfy our Safety folks.
> Vinnie Della Speranza
> Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
> Medical University of South Carolina
> 165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
> Charleston, SC 29425
> Ph: 843-792-6353
> fax: 843-792-8974
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