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Fighting fire ... again

Medical Environment Update, December 1, 2018

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Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety officer for Sentara Healthcare, a multihospital system in Virginia, and otherwise known as “Dan, the Lab Safety Man,” discusses the important issues that affect your job every day.

Every October, I try to write about fire safety in accordance with National Fire Protection Month. This year, the saga continued into November since there is so much fire safety information to discuss! The basics of fire safety are important to review: fire extinguisher training, fire evacuation drills, etc. But there is much more to consider, and when you dig deep into all of the fire regulations that affect laboratories, the overall safety picture becomes clearer. 

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