Histogonomics-Ergonomics in the Histology Lab
Recorded On: 10/15/2020
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the single largest job-related injury and illness problem in the United States and account for nearly 1/3 of all occupational occurrences reported. The field of Histology is inundated with repetitive motion activities on a daily basis and your lab environment may be a contributing factor for triggering injuries. This workshop discusses each of the most common injuries occurring in a Histology Lab, ways to treat these injuries, and how to prevent them from occurring including an interactive session of workplace exercises. This workshop will also focus on proper ergonomics of workstations common in the histology laboratory. A quick look into the regulations will help participants recognize improper setups and provide a starting point to organize a safe and productive working environment. The objectives include:
Identify repetitive motion disorders, their causes, and prevention techniques
Understand proper set up and ergonomics of histology workstations.
Learn how to formulate an ergonomics plan
With these objectives you should have increased awareness so that your lab is more efficient by not having lost time with a workplace injury. Today’s labs are busier and more demanding than ever and we must consider making changes to provide better outcomes. The best intentions do not mitigate loss or alleviate disaster, preparation does. Therefore, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
CEUs: This histology course is worth 1 continuing education credit. Course is available for 365 days from date of purchase.
Allison Eck, MS, HTL(ASCP), QLS
Anatomic Pathology Manager
Allison Eck is the anatomic pathology manager, co-safety officer of the laboratory, and hospital ergonomic assessor at Doylestown Hospital. She is passionate about safety and currently holds her QLS certification. She enjoys educating people on safety topics, namely ergonomics and hazardous waste handling. She is regular speaker at the NSH Annual Symposium/Convention and an active member of the NSH.
Brad Flowers, BS, PTA
Completed Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and then went on to further my studies in Applied Sciences for Physical Therapy Assistant. Worked in the Physical Therapy field for 6 years before changing careers to Medical Sales. I have a diverse background in the medical field with patient care (Orthopedics and Wound Care) and sales experience including DME, capital equipment, laboratory sales, OR sales, and medical devices in the critical care setting. I currently work for start-up RxFunction, selling the Walkasins Sensory Neuroprosthesis for patients that have balance and mobility issues from peripheral neuropathy.