Physician Practice

An emergency plan for your life

Medical Environment Update, March 1, 2019

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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.

I recently read a written laboratory emergency management plan, and at the end of the document there was a short section called “Planning for Home and Family Safety.” The procedure mentioned making emergency plans with family and friends, including arrangements for any children, other family members, or pets. As a laboratory employee, making such plans needs to be done well in advance of any disaster situation. If you are responsible for laboratory safety, it is time to educate staff to begin that planning process.

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