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Safety: A to Z (Part I)

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Overview :

Working as a histo-technologist or histology technician has been recognized as potentially damaging to health. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network identified exposure to hazardous conditions, to contaminants, and to disease and infections as the top 3 health risks for these professions.

Learning Objectives :

  1. Examine the A-Z approach of topics in safety.
  2. Review the day to day dangers that qualifies the Histotechnology career to be one of the most dangerous jobs.
  3. Prepare for the Qualification in Laboratory Safety examination.

Presenter :

Allison Eck is the lead histotechnologist at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania. She has been a histotechnologist for 15 years after graduating with a degree in histotechnology from Harford Community College in Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. She holds her histotechnologist (HTL) and qualification in laboratory safety (QLS) certifications through the ASCP, as well as her Allied Health Instructor (AHI) certification through AMT. Allison has spoken at a variety of professional conferences on respiratory disease as well as lab safety and ergonomics.

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