Formalin Safety: Facts & Fiction

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Maureen Doran, MS., HTL(ASCP), Saffron Scientific Histology Services, Carbondale, IL created for the NSH Laboratory Webinar Series

This webinar will present a comprehensive overview of safe practices for handling formalin in histology laboratories. Guidelines from the formaldehyde standard will be used determine potential hazards. Hazard assessment, exposure monitoring, appropriate work practices and personal protective equipment will be covered. Disposal procedures, problems and options will be discussed.

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Continuing Education Credits

NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number WEB0116
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1 hour(s)
Course number 20-563052, approved through 12/31/2017

Objectives

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of formaldehyde exposure
  • Select warning labels/ signage for formaldehyde including “designated &/or regulated” areas
  • Describe appropriate formaldehyde monitoring
  • Suggest appropriate exposure control methods

Additional Information

Course Description: This webinar will present a comprehensive overview of safe practices for handling formalin in histology laboratories. Guidelines from the formaldehyde standard will be used determine potential hazards. Hazard assessment, exposure monitoring, appropriate work practices and personal protective equipment will be covered. Disposal procedures, problems and options will be discussed.
Presenter Bio: Maureen Doran is Co-Owner of Saffron Scientific Histology Services in Illinois. Maureen received her BA and MS from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. She is an ASCP Certified Histologic Technician with over 30 years of Histology experience. Ms. Doran has presented numerous workshops at both the state and national level, along with other webinars that she has done for the NSH. She is also served as the Health and Safety committee chairperson for the NSH.
Additional Information: This webinar was presented in January 2016 as part of the annual NSH Laboratory Webinar Series.
 

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