From:"Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology"

What about dyslexics?

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Bonner,
Sent: 01 September 2005 19:09
To: 'Gayle Callis '; ' '; 'Tim
Wheelock '; ' '
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR

 Actually, you should put some kind of warning to this effect in writing
deliver it to all in the laboratory as well as put a warning to that
on the door.  This will cover you incase of a resulting law suit.

-----Original Message-----
To: Tim Wheelock;
Sent: 9/1/2005 12:06 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Re: SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR

She is putting herself at risk for the sake of being a glamourous 
professional.  Been there, did this in 60's - but with stilettos and
pointy toe styles,  and suffered through the "slip sliding away" thing
in a 
histology laboratory.  It took a near disaster to teach an eyeopening 
safety awareness lesson and buying sensible safe shoes.   One of the
common accidents in the work place is falling.

She should use practical ( and some are not that ugly!) work related
slip on style, for daily wear in office/lab, and change in a flash when
needs to be the "dressed to the nines" professional for meetings, 
conferences, etc.

You can minimize paraffin debris by putting sticky mats (3M, sold by 
vendors) under your paraffin embedding, microtomy and processing areas,
in front of doorways.  We put industrial rug/mats in those areas but 
clinical labs may have a hard time with cleaning.  Our chairs roll over
mats easily, and they can be vacuumed without difficulty.

At 04:55 PM 8/5/2003, you wrote:
>Hi Everyone:
>A problem.
>My boss, who wears dress shoes with half-size high heels (the heels
have a 
>broad base to them, not the "stiletto" type), has been having problems 
>slipping on my laboratory's floor. I am really afraid that she is going
>actually fall and injure herself.
>I myself have no problem in the lab, since the soles of my shoes are 
>rubber or plastic polymer. Sneakers work fine as well.
>I manage a neuropathology laboratory which means I use paraffin
>Although, I keep the floor clean, I think that the residual wax near
>embedding and sectioning stations may get spread around the rest of the

>lab by my shoes.
>So far, I have put a "CAUTION" sign up on my laboratory door advising 
>people to excercise caution when entering the lab, especially when
>dress shoes, in order to at least increase awareness.
>Perhaps, I should put the laboratory floor on a regular "preventative 
>maintenance" schedule of cleaning and waxing to minimize the amount of
>on the floor.
>Then again, maybe I should ask the maintenance people not to put any
>on the floor after they clean it. Perhaps it is this wax that is part
>the problem.
>Has anyone ever had this problem? How did you solve it?
>I would appreciate any advice anyone may have.
>Tim Wheelock
>Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
>McLean Hospital
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Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 173610
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
406 994-6367
406 994-4303 (FAX)

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